Martin D. Goodkin


Martin D. Goodkin
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Job / Career:


Post Reads:
Last Online:
11 hours ago
View All »

My Friends

20 hours ago
> 30 days ago
> 30 days ago
> 30 days ago
> 30 days ago
> 30 days ago
> 30 days ago
> 30 days ago


Gay, Poor Old Man

Life & Events > One of Those Days!!

One of Those Days!!

Might as well start at the beginning! I got up in the morning to find that I couldn't make or get calls!! Okay, I am not a phone person but still. I did have 3 voice mails and could only hear one and that's when I discovered something else. I could make and get calls from the office but nowhere else, not even the phone company!

The main thing I was concerned about was tomorrow when I have to go to LabCorp and give blood for my quarterly review. The problems are a multitude since not having a car I had to arrange a ride with my HMO and they call the evening before to confirm and then an hour before they are due to tell me when they will get here and one more call to tell me they are here. If I don't respond to these calls--NO RIDE! Then when I get to the lab I have to call to be allowed in and if I don't have MY phone they won't let me in. If I don't get my lab results I won't be able to keep the doctor's appointment to talk about the results plus get an EKG. The latter concerns me because the aorta valve replacement I had in 2008 usually is good for only 10 years!

Later on in the day, I was supposed to bring something over to John's and as soon as I got in the driveway the rain that was forecasted for 4 days, and didn't come, decided to come all at once just then.
Bette Davis, our weather forecaster just said we had 3/4 of an inch in 3 minutes--that's a lot of water folks. At least Henry the Heron joined me!

After that Al, our mailman arrived and he said that he had the package I was concerned about, one I had mailed 3 weeks ago and was never received and I have been annoying him and the person it was mailed to, about--he handed it to me and yes, I had put an 8 instead of a 0 in the address!! I quickly came up and repackaged the contents, put stamps on it and ran down to give to Al.

I came upstairs to write the person what I had down and in the middle of it EVERYTHING went black! Yes, a lightning strike did its work! So a minute later I was busy fixing clocks, repowering the computer and doing a little cursing.

Last but not least--the evening isn't over yet!--I put the wrong picture in the collage!

Let me just leave you with the 3rd sentence in the pool letter, ".....given the nature of the population...." now how would you interpret that?!

posted on June 15, 2020 3:48 PM ()


My goodness! Up before noon, I'm shocked!
comment by jjoohhnn on June 16, 2020 10:58 AM ()
Only because I had a doctor's appointment and he does surgery in the afternoons!!
reply by greatmartin on June 16, 2020 1:40 PM ()
Dear Resident: We just realized you are all ducks in this building. No pool for you, your feathers clog the drain.

Hope you got phone service again!
comment by drmaus on June 15, 2020 10:04 PM ()
And here I thought they thought us kids would start having orgies again!

Last report is that I am one of 6,000 still without phone service!!
reply by greatmartin on June 15, 2020 10:15 PM ()

Comment on this article   

5,583 articles found   [ Previous Article ]  [ Next Article ]  [ First ]  [ Last ]