Thursday, July 18, 2013

Perspective Adjustment Needed. Fast.

Does it sometimes seem to you that the smallest attention to business matters can eat up your whole day? That's how I've felt lately. I know that's only my skewed perspective, not the truth of the situation, but it's enough to make me wonder how I ever managed to hold down a full-time job.

I hate to admit it, but I think I've become so settled in the routine of these post-retirement years that anything out of the ordinary seems like a bigger deal than it actually is. Especially if tending to it requires doing hair and makeup.

Also, I don't know whether my attention span is shorter than it used to be or my supply of patience has diminished, but I find it especially tedious to study multiple sets of options, prices, etc., in order to make selections. I've never liked making those kinds of comparisons, but now I hate it. I hate having to think that hard.

Now that the new roof is on the house, I'm back to the task of lining up home and auto insurance policies to replace the ones we've had for years, which will expire next month. All the paperwork has been filled out, all the questions have been asked and answered, all the decisions have been made. The new auto policy is in place as of yesterday. Once we get word that our homeowners' policy application has been accepted, I can breathe a sigh of relief and return to not thinking about insurance ever except when a payment comes due.

Next, I need to decide what to do about replacing my dying cell phone.

It's always something.

I know. These are first world problems, right?


  1. I know exactly how you feel and I often do wonder how I ever held a job... time just seems to fly!

    I don't mind comparison shopping as that was part of my work life and I'm really good at it. It's like some mystery I have to solve and that's ok. But inane crap that eats into my day drives me nuts... like how I can NEVER log onto my Citibank account with out calling tech support...or driving to the bank! OMG! It literally took me two hours this week to get into my own bank account!

    Or waiting for someone to do something... I could torch if I knew what time my friends would hike. And every time I just turn on the torch... they are ready NOW! OY...just makes me crazy!

    1. Holly, if you don't mind comparison shopping, I wonder if there's some way you could turn that into a business. I think a lot of people hate it as much as I do.

  2. Yes, yes, yes!! My husband will be retiring next February and I spent much of this month trying to figure out Medicare and what type of supplemental medical insurance would be best for us. It was a very time consuming and frustrating ordeal.
    Next I have to get with the 401k people and learn how to have monthly withdrawals set up.
    I don't want to even think about cell phone plans....

    1. Florence, health insurance plans are especially frustrating, I think, particularly when they involve different HMOs, PPOs, etc. In fact, I think the plans are designed so that we have no choice but to compare apples and oranges.


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