Yes, I got some of my money today. I’m retired. I get two pensions and social security, just enough to carry on as a full-time professional blogger who cannot live off of blogging. So, I’m doing food and house hold supplies shopping for the month of July which is what I do since I get money once a month and I’m balancing my check book after paying bills and then I’ll go to the public library here in Oakland to buy one of their T-shirts which is cool because it’s mainly black with the logo of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh on it with a slogan about reading which I forget what it is right now but it will be a great jersey for karaoke at Sonny’s Tavern this Sunday night because I like to dress in black like Johnny Cash and Patty Smith…
And then I’ll take the 54 bus into Little Italy for a couple of beers.
Now I pay a great deal of attention to my personal finances. I’ve bounced a few checks because I kept poor records of my finances and it got so bad that I nearly lost my apartment because one check would bounce and that would fuck up all the other checks that were still out and then of course you get fined and if you can’t pay the fine the fine keeps getting larger and larger. It’s crazy! So, the solution is to make sure you know exactly what is going out and what is coming in at all times. And now I do. I’m saving money because I’m not bouncing anymore checks because of insufficient funds…
Because of my previous ignorance of the value of rigorous accounting I could have been homeless. I’m not kidding. So now I have in place a definite accounting system that makes sure I don’t spend more money than I have to spend.
It will be great to get back to Little Italy today after being away from it for two weeks. Little Italy always gives me something to blog about.
The high in Pittsburgh today will be around 85 and there is a chance of rain. As I type this the sky beyond my windows is full of billowy clouds, but I never carry an umbrella. Why? I always use to lose umbrellas on the bus. Plus, in my mind an Old Soldier doesn’t carry an umbrella. I know I know I know. That’s anal. But hey, I’m just another flawed human being just like you…
I’m having a hot dog with mustard and a glass of beer for breakfast as I sit at my workstation. I’m retired and life is good.
Well, I woke up this mornin’ and I got myself a beer!
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