Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Contribute

I'm having a little trouble with my computer. It died. So, until my new notebook arrives in a week or two, I'm snatching time at the office or using an elderly beast that I kept around only as a backup. Which is a good thing, but it's old and slow and gets delirious from time to time, like its keeper.

My wife and I listened/viewed a Charles Schwab webcast tonight on planning for retirement. I hate seeing and hearing evidence that I will die a pauper and that the pauper part may start within a matter of a few years...if not a few months or weeks. If nothing else, it convinced me that there's no point in trying to retire with any money. We'll just have to learn to grow potatoes, collect recyclables, and live off the land. You may think I'm saying that in jest. I'm not.

Oh, my wife heard a news item last night suggesting that our refrigerator may be on a recall list due to fire hazards from faulty wiring. She tried to find out what we are supposed to do to fix or replace it, but 45 minutes on the phone just ended in a fast-busy when she should have been transferred to a human-like customer service rep. Here's hoping they fix it before it fixes us.

Does anyone know how I can put a "contribute" button on my blog?

2 comments:

Phil said...

On the bright side, a fire might fund a few years of retirement...

Me, You, or Ellie said...

Just pinch eachother; that'll work.

I owe you an email.... *lots* of emails. This weekend, this weekend.....

Ellie