Homer's Travels: Weekly Ephemera #12

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Weekly Ephemera #12

  •  It was chilly, rainy, and windy most of the week.  It was dreary.  I ended up walking the two better days - Monday and Friday - and skipping my midweek walk.  I spent Wednesday hunkered down inside watching Disney movies and a documentary about pro-nuclear environmentalists.

    Friday the sun came back out and it was glorious.  It was still windy but the sun kept me warm on my longest walk of the week.   This week I ended up walking 22.6 miles (36.4 km).

Seen on my Monday walk:
I won't vote for Don Bacon but Don Taco ...

  • On Tuesday I went to Mom's to once again try to get her Social Security survivor's benefits.  After being on hold multiple times we finally got a hold of someone who was actually able to help us.  Unfortunately all we found out was (a) the paperwork my Mom mailed to the Social Security office (using the envelope they provided) never arrived and (b) the representative blamed tRump for budget cuts, staff reductions, and reduction of hours that is resulting in an overworked staff doing too much work constrained by too few hours to do the work in a timely fashion.

    I drove down to the county courthouse and got new copies of certified documents.  We are now waiting for the Social Security rep to return our call so we can get an appointment so we can hand deliver the documents.  It shouldn't be this hard.
  • I finally called someone about getting a tankless water heater installed.  Waiting on a person to stop by to provide an estimate.  That only took me ... fifty-five days.  So hard to dial a phone.
Next weekend is going to be a full one with two concerts and a family wedding so not sure if I will have a Weekly Ephemera post next Sunday.  I will try to catch up once things start settling down - that, by the way, is a good problem to have 😄

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