ON THE BACK BURNER

June 18

Sun. I have been a care giver since 1998. Enough time to learn on the job. Before that date, I never balanced a check book. I never paid a bill. I did get to pick the color of any new car's, though. I lived a sheltered life.From August 28,1998, I learned a lot. I arranged ,with our attorney, to do all of the legal papers. I made phone calls,wrote checks. I made decisions.I learned in a hurry. I felt pretty independent. But it is the little things that make me still a newbie at this independent stuff. I just ran out of checks . I forgot that I was up to my last one. That sent me into a tizzy. I wanted to make some contributions in memory of people who had recently died. I felt as if I was in a vacuum. How do you survive without blank checks. It would be a few weeks, even paying extra, for a rush job ,to get my checks. I don't write a lot of checks anymore, but not having them made me feel like I do when I forget my license and I drive without it. It's not the end of the world, but I am very, very cautious. So now my checks are here and I can fulfill my obligations. I am in control,, again. Where did I put my pen.

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