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You know you're old when...

You have more 'specialists' than friends.

Any youtube tv gurus here?

All of a sudden my roku tv won't access my youtube tv subscription.
I get a screen that only gives me the choice of 'free trial' or sign in'.

I tried sign in and received a 9 character sign in code. I was directed to 'youtubetvcom/start'.
That web page has no place to enter the code, so now I can't watch youtube tv. That's where I get my local channels among other stuff.

Sally: Report from Ground Zero

I'm in Foley, AL, on Wolf Bay, just north of the intracoastal waterway.
About 15 miles north of Gulf shores.

We lost power at 7:30 Tuesday night and Sally hit around midnight.
She was no lady.
Forecast to come in at a Cat 1 or even a little below, Sally was a high 2 or low 3 when she got to us.
Hail and tornadoes.
Locomotive noise and all.
Horizontal rain like it was coming out of a fire hose.

We have MANY downed trees, rootballs and all.
Some on the house, one on a carport, and one on a shed.
No serious damage to home.
Couple of leaky roofs.
Some blown in water, but no real flooding.

My dock is still under water.

Power came back on THANKS TO PEARL RIVER VALLEY power company, wherever they are, BLESS THEIR HEARTS!

So...a/c/ is back on, lights, fridge, stove, etc.
We're both alive as is Rosie-The-Dog.

Sneakers, tennis shoes, easy walkers

When I was a kid I got a new pair of black, high top, lace up canvas shoes. They had a white circular rubber patch on the inside ankles.
I think they were PF Flyers.

Granny called them 'easy walkers', so that's what I called them.
I put those shoes on and I felt like I could fly like the wind.

Brits call them 'plimsolls', or at least they used to.
What do you call them?

We got a new roof. Guaranteed 30 years.

And I thought "If I don't have to move, this is my dying roof. It's guaranteed for life." I'm 79.

I'm a sucker and a loser.

I raised my right hand on 17MAR63 and said these words:

I, [name], do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.

And when I lowered my hand I was a second lieutenant.
I never saw combat. I lucked out.

But in swearing that oath I wrote a check to my country in the amount of 'my life'.
Every man and woman who ever served in our nation's military signed that same check.

And we're all just suckers and losers.
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