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Sunday, January 6, 2019
Plans still up in the air
By this time last year I was already camping in Florida. It had been a cold snowy trip down most of the east coast. Northern Florida had some pretty cold nights too. After a couple weeks my lovely wife and I decided to go all the way down to the Keys for a bit.
Of course, the water supply line to the house had frozen so we were motivated to leave the house behind. This year my plan B emergency insulation job has keep the water flowing.
So what's keeping us up north now? There are a few things. My niece has been living with us since the spring. However, she's made a lot of progress getting her life back on track. She should hear if she's got a new apartment soon.
The big thing holding us back had been my debilitating leg infection. It continues to heal, but is still prone to swelling issues. Last time that was helped along by a few visits to a really good acupuncturist. I've made an appointment to see him early next week. Maybe in a couple weeks I'll be in better shape for long drives.
There have been some screwy bank issues. Being local sure made it a lot easier to sort out. For example, I'd still be waiting for the forms to file a fraud claim on my debit card. Not only was I able to file it immediately at the local branch, the funds have been returned to my account. We had another incident happen today. My lovely wife got an e-mail claiming to be from one of our nation wide credit card accounts. They said we had to click on the link to sort out a fraud issue. If you get one of those e-mails, never click on the provided link. Instead, do what I did. Log into your account directly. After doing that I discovered there was no problem at all. Close examination of the provided e-mail link showed it to not look all that official.
After the third financial screw up in two weeks I must admit to feeling a bit paranoid.
Speaking of paranoid, the whole country feels pretty unsettled to me right now. I just have a bad feeling, and I trust my feelings. It also feels good to be available for friends and family deeply affected by the government shut down. There are households where both adults are not getting paid. Let's see what happens when the prison guards stop coming into work.
Hopefully, things well be a lot more settled in a few weeks. Time will tell. If it isn't, we are well set up here in the Great North Woods.
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.