August 10, 2020
It has been a wearisome week. In my neck of the country we hunkered down during Isaias. As a result of the storm our Internet and cable conked out. For four days. At the same time my computer decided to get sick and spent two days in the computer clinic. Luckily my fear that I would need a new machine did not materialize. My Mac was returned in working order Sunday – computer geeks work whenever needed! – and life returned to its current semi-normal state.
As Baby Boomers, we’re still dealing with the pandemic and staying safe. How are you coping with it? Not everyone’s experience is the same. Rebecca Olkowski, with BabyBoomster.com asks those questions and offers her thoughts on how to get through it.
Although not yet back to daily life pre-covid, there are some life experiences that even a pandemic cannot impede.
One ritual of growing up does not change, no matter what the rest of the world is going through. Teenagers learn to drive and want a car. On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer and personal finance journalist, writes about safe, reliable, and affordable cars for teens. Teenagers, among the riskiest drivers, often end up with old cars that lack modern safety features such as side airbags or electronic stability control.
We learn from our years of experience, the result a fountain of wisdom. Unfortunately our kids are not interested in hearing our worthy words. Tom from Sightings Over Sixty recently talked to his daughter, and had to bite his tongue because all he wanted to do was give her advice — and he knew she didn’t need his advice. But he’s been on this earth a long time and he’s learned a few things, so in Lessons from 60 Years of Living he offers a few lessons, learned the hard way.
Some of our boomers are still without power due to Isaias. They will be back next week.
Meanwhile everyone have a good week, stay well and stay sane.