Well it is starting to look like I am only going to post here once every season. My last entry was in the summer, where I promised to post more often. Didn’t seem to happen did it? Anyway, there is a lot to write about. My health continues to improve and for that I am grateful to God and my doctors. My 65th birthday is fast approaching so I don’t expect to feel like any 18 year old any more. Aches and pains will be the norm for the rest of my time here on earth. Now if I could just get used to that.
On the news front I guess front and center is that I have started taking piano lessons. I have always wanted to play a musical instrument and the last time I attempted that was when I was sixteen with a guitar. Never got very far with that. But now I am taking lessons from our church pianist/organist. She is very good as an instructor and I am making good progress. In fact I am amazed with myself for once in my life. Seems even at 65 learning how to play and instrument is not beyond me. I don’t have any plans for playing Carnegie Hall but I am enjoying myself. I can read music fairly well and am learning some chords. I have about six or seven tunes in my repertoire that I can play pretty well. Nothing complicated or fancy but better than chopsticks.
As usual on the technology front I have been busy. I have a new Nexus 4 smartphone and just changed my data plan from T-Mobile, who has lousy network coverage in this area to AT&T via Straight Talk. Seems AT&T has much better coverage in SE Virginia. I also bought a used laptop from Cowboom auction for only $150. It is going to be delivered by UPS tomorrow. Hope it is not a piece of junk but I think I got a really good deal. We shall see.
Also been reading a lot. Philosophy, history, and religion along with the usual science fiction. Being retired I have a lot of time to do the things I want. I go out to lunch with my older brother Skip and a friend of ours a couple of times a month and I enjoy that. I even took in my first 3D movie, Gravity, at the new theater in the mall. It was really a great movie especially with the 3D effects. Oh, I almost forgot, I was very fortunate to find a used Wurlitzer digital piano with full 88 weighted keys. It helps me to practice where otherwise I would have to go to church to practice there.
So that is about it for now. As usual, keep God first in everything you do. Peace out.