In 2002 we ran away from Illinois where we were born and raised, and started a new life in SW Florida. This blog is about me (an eccentric old artist), ROM (my Real Old Man), Isabella (our neurotic Standard Poodle) and Emmy (our crazy snake killing Jack Russell Terrier). Oh- and the neighborhood old people. Life is good in Florida!


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Blame It On the Zombies!

You'd think that by the time someone was in their mid 60s they would be mature and responsible. ROM and I are proof that isn't always true. We've have this stack of insurance forms and info that has been sitting on the kitchen counter waiting for our attention for two weeks. There are forms from FEMA regarding our flood insurance, health insurance info and forms from ROM's current employer, and new health care plans from the company ROM retired from years ago. 

So last night ROM and I had this exchange:
Me: Let's sit down after dinner and wade through all this insurance crap. 
ROM: But I brought home season 2 of Walking Dead.
Me: You did? Awesome! Let's watch the first episode as we eat dinner! 
ROM: I wonder where they'll go now that the CDC blew up? 
Me: Hey, have you heard if Bradenton is having the zombie fest this year? 

And just like that, the stack of insurance crap was completely forgotten until I saw the pile still sitting on the kitchen counter this morning. But come on, who wouldn't choose to watch the Walking Dead over reading through a stack of insurance forms? It's all about the zombies right now! Even the tree frogs were watching for walkers last night as they hung out on the light pole.  

It was a false alarm- just the old neighborhood watch guys walking down the street. 


  1. It is so ironic the way our lives parallel each other. I was just telling my daughter the other day that the reason I didn't move to a senior community was what you say about it. #notready

    Love you,

    1. There are some pluses to senior communities, but there are some negatives, too.We should have waited until we were in our 70s


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