Numbers are Fun-NOT

14 Apr

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis

I'm a winner

I’m not a big fan of numbers and counting, but it seems like I am doing a lot of that these days. Last month we spent 30 days at our home in North Carolina making lists and comparing prices to to do some needed restoration to our property. We have lots of information and numbers but not one project was completed.

Now we have been in Florida for 14 days and are making lists of a different kind.  The dates (numbers) on my calendar are packed with appointments. Next week even has a double booked day and all of the appointments are out of town. My friends know I am not a movie fan and can’t remember the ones I have watched but this song from a 1960s movie stuck in my brain.

Substitute  “I feel I never wanna go home” with I feel like it’s never gonna end and that sums up our first 14 days (numbers) of April.  On a good note, in 10 more days (numbers AGAIN) the out of town appointments should be completed and we can do some exciting stuff like pressure wash our daughter’s home. I am looking forward to having more time with friends. Meanwhile, I have  lots of reading time while sitting in waiting rooms.

Writing this has activated deep recesses in my brain. Does anyone remember the western television show whose hero had a business card  that read:

Have Gun Will Travel

Wire Paladin

San Francisco

Mine is :

Have iPhone or iPad

Will read. 

Florida or North Carolina

I was reading a post by Francis Frangipane this morning and he shared a wise verse.Good advice for someone who is spending a lot of time in waiting rooms.

“Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.

Should you have a touch of nostalgia for the Paladin theme song, here is a link to You Tube.

7 Responses to “Numbers are Fun-NOT”

  1. dianequicksilvernovels April 18, 2016 at 12:08 pm #

    It seems like retirement is spent in waiting rooms for doctor appointments. Oh well! Now I have the “Have Gun Will Travel” song going through my head too. You had to bring that one up. LOL

    Liked by 1 person

  2. writtencommunications April 18, 2016 at 9:14 am #

    I never saw Paladin, but read ABOUT the show in random places. It always intrigued me.


    • Old Things R New April 18, 2016 at 10:31 pm #

      My family loved all the westerns. I preferred Mavarick. The brothers were hunks.


  3. elysesalpeter April 17, 2016 at 8:08 pm #

    I can’t remember anything anymore – if I didn’t have my date book, I’d be lost. No, seriously.


  4. victoriabenchley April 15, 2016 at 12:29 am #

    That’s an oldie that took me way back… back to when I was too young to accompany my siblings to the movie by the same name!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. DiVoran Lites April 14, 2016 at 4:59 pm #

    Wonderful fast-reading post. Couldn’t put it down. Empathize too.

    Liked by 1 person

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