Shucks, there are many things that last a long time, but hey, you get a NEW YEAR and too soon it wears out. It only lasts a year. They age fast. You see a baby new year and before you know it, there is a man with a long beard. I have had 77 of 'em, and none has lasted over 12 months, that is it! NO extended warrantee, nothing more. 365 (maybe 366) days, that’s it. Don't expect more from 2017, you ain't gonna get it.
I was so thrilled with 2016, I ENJOYED USING IT. Shucks, even bought a house. I got lost (mentally), involved in a bathroom addition. Just a while ago Sherry tells me, "IF you bought that wood portrait from Eric and you want the check to read 2016 you will have to write it tonite, 2016 is GONE at midnight!" (basically that is what she said)
"WHAT? GONE? Just when I was beginning to enjoy it."
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
We are told to use our time wisely. Good advice because WE are not guaranteed another year, not even an hour. Sherry and I were talking today of the few deaths in our family that were a shock, immediate shut down. Most of the deaths came after a serious illness and death was expected. I had two cousins (Billy and Charles) killed in accidents, BIL S.A. passed one night unexpectedly as they camped on the Blue Ridge Parkway BUT the one most shocking was Sweet Susie Harris, Sherry's mama.
Susie Hawes Harris 1904-1965
That incident shocked us more than any other. We saw a VISUAL of how fast ONE can leave this life. So Just because it is a new year in a few hours, doesn't mean you will use up the year's warrantee, the year has a warrantee, not you. Live well, live good, smile and LOVE life, appreciate each moment. NOW is all we have promised of 2017.
Thanks for taking the time to read the Shipslog. I hope the NEW YEAR is good to you and you are here to see 2018. (I remember when I could not even visualize this kind of numbers!)