This is how most of my days go!
Yes, this is the way most of my days go around here. I know that some of you can relate to this, but I wanted the rest of you to know just how it is when you retire!
I decide to wash my car today, so I started toward to the garage when I noticed that there is mail on the hall table. I decided that I had better go through the mail before I wash the car, and that’s when I laid my car keys down on the table and put the junk mail in the trash can under the table. As I did that I notice that the trash can was full.
So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the trash first, but then I thought that since I’m going to be near the mailbox when I take out the trash anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.
I take my checkbook off the table and see that there is only one check left. My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go to my desk where I find the can of Diet Pepsi that I had been drinking earlier. I’m going to look for my checks, but first I need to put the Diet Pepsi aside so that I don’t accidentally knock it over.
I see that my pop is already starting to get warm, so I decided that I should put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold. As I head toward the kitchen with the pop, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye–they need to be watered.
I set the pop down on the counter and I discover my reading glasses that I’ve been searching for all morning.
I decide I’d better put them back on my desk, but first I’ve got to water the flowers.
I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water, and suddenly I spot the TV remote. Someone had left it on the kitchen table. I realize that tonight, when we go to watch TV, we will be looking for the remote, but nobody will remember that it’s on the kitchen table, so I decided to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I’ll water those darn flowers.
I splash some water on the flowers, but most of it spills on the floor, it figures So, I set the remote back down on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill.
Then I head back down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do earlier. At the end of the day; the car still isn’t washed. The bills aren’t paid. There is a warm can of pop is still sitting on the counter. Those darn flowers are now starting to wilt since they didn’t get watered. There’s still only one check in my checkbook. I can’t find the remote. I can’t find my glasses. And, what hurts the most is that I don’t remember what I did with the car keys!
Then, when trying to figure out why nothing got done today, I’m absolutely baffled because I know that I was busy all day long and I’m really worn out. I realize that this is a serious problem, and I’ll try to get some help for it, but first I’ll check my e-mail.
Do me a favor, will you? Forward this message to close friends you know, because I don’t remember to whom it has been sent. Don’t laugh – if this isn’t you yet, your day is coming!
Portage County Amateur Radio Service, Inc. (PCARS)