Ever-present errands, miscellaneous and sundry things to do and even erratic weather all tap into “walking time”… well, they said it would rain this morning and it didn’t, so off I went to the allergist, Good Shepherd Church for my April candles and then walked the church block three times to sneak a quick mile and a half in before heading home and getting Buddy up, cleaned and fed and heading to “work”. “Work” is now defined as remoting into my desktop at the law office where I physically worked from February 1, 2003 until four years today. It was April 9, 2009 when I last sat in my secretarial chair at 5600 Stroh River Place in Detroit. Sometimes it seems like yesterday and sometimes it seems like a lifetime ago – it was a different life that existed then to be sure. I had a regular 9-5 job and now I work solely from home. People ask if I miss the camaraderie of an office or the routine. Nope – it does not bother me to work from home and I have Buddy for company, so it is not as though I lead a solitary existence. I speak or e-mail with my boss throughout the day. I do not miss the commute, the inconsistent people I rode to work with who became more unreliable every day so half the time I was forced to ride the bus which service deteriorated more every year. Since I didn’t work in downtown proper, I needed to take two busses each way to work. Half the time the City busses were late or a no-show, so often I took a taxi from Stroh Place to downtown – a one-mile walk, but in searing heat or a driving rain and no DOT bus, there were no other options…$10.00 one way. Now, I simply plunk myself down at the laptop and no commuting hassles. It allows me to be a bigger “Winter Wienie” than ever because I hate to drive in the Winter, so now I pick and choose my days to even embark on errands in the car. I am content with my work arrangement … it is a part-time job; no room for luxuries, but I do not want for anything anyway. People cannot understand that I don’t want TV., newspapers or magazines. I don’t need them. I have the Internet and everything you could need, want or desire can be found on the web … what more could anyone want? I don’t waste time on clothes, make-up – it is now the real me and what you see is what you get. (Smile) I was too vain back then anyway. For now I have my health and that is the most-important thing in the world. Having lived with my mom and her many medical problems, I have never taken my good health for granted. Good health is a gift … cherish it. Yes, life is good.