After such a good day Friday we were at Lowes to pick up the swag lamp to go over my sweetheart's make-up table. A nice lady approached and asked if she could ask a question.
She noticed my Cochlear implant devices and wanted to know about them. We talked a long time. She is a candidate for the implant. It is funny to us who are/were hard of hearing. I said to her, "You can hear but not understand, right?"
She smiled big, “YES, it is so good to talk to someone who understands. My husband has to run interference for me and interpret in conversations."
Of course Sherry laughed and said, "I do the same for jack. But not as much now."
She was full of questions. I told her about Ora, out in Kentucky and how we drove out there to talk to her and she helped us immensely. I miss Ora here in bloggers Ville, Sherry sees her on FB a lot. She is full of life and so bubbly. Her Husband is a retired Army Chaplain, he is also a great guy.
But back to Donna. You meet so many nice folk in this world. She mentioned after her hearing loss she spent a lot of time on the internet and started painting. I mentioned that I turned to writing. We all adjust to our handicaps (Lots of folks don't like that word now) so I will say also our limitations. I am sure you too adjust to some extent, if it is nothing more than adjusting to AGING! Meeting Donna was a breath of fresh air.
I also received an e-mail that made me laugh. But first a joke:
Sweet senior lady by the name of Pauline (Coincidentally lives in Texas) gets a call from a collection agency. “Ma’am, I am tasked with collecting for the windows you had installed over two years ago. Every payment is past due, now the company expects full payment. Is there any reason you have been unable to make payments? There may be ways to ease the burden of the huge amount.”
Pauline answered, “Funny you should call now, I was just thinking yesterday that the two years are up. The nice young man that had them installed said they would pay for themselves in two years.”
Silence……. Then ……CLICK!
Now my E-mail said: Jack you have been chosen for replacement windows, they will pay for themselves in three years.
I thought of Pauline and what a deal, I was tempted to answer the e-mail!