A Faulty GPS, Alligator Mayhem, and Nails in a Tire: Steppin’ Out on the Florida Antiques Trail

My retirement in the fall of 2014 started on a rather inauspicious note. Our arrival in Florida coincided with Gorgeous suffering what can only be described as a perfect storm of dental drama. Fortunately I had the foresight to continue an optional dental insurance I had been carrying under my former employer's plan. When all … Continue reading A Faulty GPS, Alligator Mayhem, and Nails in a Tire: Steppin’ Out on the Florida Antiques Trail

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Wants and Needs Redux

I desperately need a new cell phone. But more on that a little further below. Nearly a year after blogging about my rejection of creeping self-consumerism, I am once again taking note of a tendency I have to parse what constitutes as being acceptable in how I spend money. I can literally feel my nose … Continue reading Wants and Needs Redux

Karma Will Get Ya Every Time

The embarrassing thing is that it all resulted from a single sneeze. While washing the breakfast dishes no less. I pulled a muscle or muscles in my lower back last weekend. It happened in the blink of an eye, with the pain instantly shooting all the way up to the top of my spine. I howled … Continue reading Karma Will Get Ya Every Time