My sister Marge called today to chat. She’s a sweet woman but she thinks the world wide web was built by spiders. She thinks “yahoo” is something you say when you find a quarter on the sidewalk. She thinks spam is meat in a can. She’s the one person on earth that I’m absolutely certain has never Googled herself. (No, Marge, it’s not dirty. Ask Laurie what it means!)
Anyway, I mentioned that I was finally doing something with tomgreensmith.com and she promised she’d look at it when she went over to Laurie and David’s house for dinner tomorrow. I told her I would put her on my blog. (No, Marge, it’s not dirty. Ask Laurie what it means!)
So, here you are, Marge … ready to be Googled by anybody in the world.
On Sunday, February 1, I officially become a senior citizen. That’s when Medicare kicks in. The good news is that it will save me big bucks on health insurance … enough to more than make up for the new system I have to learn. I don’t actually turn 65 until mid-month, so I have a couple weeks to get used to the concept. Considering the alternative, it’s wonderful.
Yesterday I spent most of the day playing with this site. My eyes, I was told, were bloodshot at bedtime. This is, alas, what happens when you stare at a screen for so long. Or, in my case, two 22-inch widescreen monitors placed side to side. I watched “how-to-do-it videos” on web design and read the online manuals. It reminded me of when I got my first PC back in 1981, turned it on and stared for minutes at the C> prompt before I figured I better unwrap the h-u-g-e manual that came with the computer.
Yes, I’ve had some challenges. Like the inability to upload or insert photographs. But that will get figured out in time. I’m told a picture is worth a thousand words. This post has 141 words so I haven’t even earned one picture. But I will push on.