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Aging and My Mid-Life Crisis

I can't believe that I am now 40. It sounds SO OLD. But I don't feel like I should be THAT old. Its depressing. I think I'm having a harder time accepting this then I did for when I turned 30.

It's scary. To be frank and a little macabre, you have to start planning for end of life stuff. There is a lot I have yet to do with my life. But to be planning old people stuff, its scary.

How much longer am I going to live? How can I do this the healthiest that I possibly can? Should I buy life insurance for my other half and I? How can I increase our retirement savings. (Going on a cruise a couple times a year is not helping with that savings.) At what age should I sign up for AARP?

I had one friend die of Pancreatic cancer this past year. It hit him hard and sadly fast. I had another friend in November pass due to complications with pneumonia and his diabetes. I seen him in the store a week or two before he passed and he was out of it. I googled both their names when I did n…

But Mercury Isn't Retrograde yet!?!

This week is one of those weeks.

My alternator went out in my car Tuesday evening. Ok. No big deal. I have a mechanic friend who needs the money and he came over Wednesday to help me. But it started to get dark and he needed some other tools to fix it.

Thursday he didn't come over because his car was having issues and he didn't get it fixed until 10pm.

I rode my bike to work. Ok. No big deal there. I needed to crosstrain. I can handle a little bike ride back and forth.

It is now Friday and I have to get to work in 2 hours. Has he shown up yet?

No. Looks like another evening of riding my bike.

My car is in pieces in my parking spot and I can not drive it to a mechanic shop.

I am not a mechanic but I can do some basic things. Like replacing a battery, headlights and I can change a tire faster then the BF. I do however have a bigger toolbox then the BF.

Saturday's 16 mile long run will be replaced with going to my storage unit to search for tools, and the library to get a Chilton's. I did, however, score free tickets to the Boise Philharmonic Heroic Beethoven concert.  A perfect soundtrack for motivation and pushing through to the end. 

I have never replaced an idler pulley, belts, alternator, and a head gasket before. I guess here's to being my own personal hero.

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