It’s not a big deal, but it was a pleasant surprise. The reclining handle on my old La-Z Boy recliner broke last week. I contacted the nearest dealer and they’re sending me a new handle, for free. The recliner is easily 10 and maybe as much as 15 years old.
The weather forecast for this week and next shows daily high temperatures in the New York area over 50 degrees. The heather is already in bloom: time to keep an eye out for the first crocus of 2016.
It must have been Doris Day’s birthday over the weekend or something. TCM ran the old movie “Send Me No Flowers.”I came home while my wife was watching it. In case you’re unfamiliar, Doris’ husband, played by Rock Hudson of course, is a hypochondriac. He thinks he’s going to die and sets about trying to find an ideal second husband for her. I told Saint Karen (who has to be a saint to put up with me) that if I should die before her and if she decides to remarry, I won’t try to pick out a second husband for her. Why? Because she did such a spectacular job picking a first husband that I figure she’s up to the task.
We’re way overdoing Presidential debates. The candidates probably agree, scheduling them to attract the smallest audiences. This week, the Democrats had one opposite the final episode of “Downton Abbey.” Still, all the personal attacks aren’t really helping me to decide who to vote for in November.
With all the proper nouns MS Word’s spell checker knows, I’m kind of surprised it doesn’t know Downton.
In addition to being a saint for putting up with me, Saint Karen is a saint for other reasons as well. Last week, I asked her if she knew where the tickets we had left over from our last visit to Disney World are. We were there in 2005. She knew. Each pass has three days left. I want to go back. I’d like to go right after Easter, but Saint Karen doesn’t know if she can get off work then. I’m not sure it’s the happiest place on earth, but it is fun and since we have three days of prepaid admission, I’m ready.
The jar I keep loose change in is almost full. That means about $200. I’m thinking of adding another $100 and buying a wide-angle lens for my camera.
A few years back, during one of my rants about doctors who are perpetually late, I noted that someone owned the web domain www.punctualdoctor.com. At the time, I said they hadn’t figured out how to use it yet. Apparently they never did. When I checked a week or two ago, you could have bought it for ten bucks.