Retired telephone tech.
I still have a runny nose and scraped knees. At 81, I was hoping to be past childhood.
My prescription plan is part of my Medicare Advantage plan for which I pay nothing. Most of my meds are zero copay. I have one that I pay lot for, but this year, the price went way up, then down to less than I paid last year and my insurance pays nothing on that. I started taking insulin just after the $35 a month limit went in.
Popeye’s name isn’t Barney.
At least, Barney Google is still appearing in his own comic strip now and then. Even though Snuffy Smith is the de-facto star of the strip and has been for decades.
The last couple of years of my wife’s life, she fell a lot. I got to know a few of those firemen. I’ve even called them once, for myself.
By the time I was old enough to remember such things, stamps were 3 cents. They went to 5 cents not long after, and after that, I gave up remembering the changes. Since I now have what will probably be a lifetime supply of Forever stamps, I no longer know the current price.
I used to buy stamps in rolls of 100, and still did when they changed to self stick backs. Sometime before Forever stamps came out, I quit writing checks, and started buying stamps in books of 20. My current stock is getting yellow with age.
Many of them are willfully uninformed, meaning they chose to be that way.
I got whole house coverage from my router located in the center of the basement. I get whole apartment coverage from my router in one corner of my apartment. Flo should either move her router, or add a second as a repeater.
At the Phone Company, I worked around tone generators, distribution networks and knew how it all worked. Stories about blue boxes were passed around at work, and were printed in company newsletters. We saw the changes that would end the usefulness of blue boxes and other abuses of the network. Tone dialing phones only became possible when the transistor revolution reached the integrated circuit stage. Modern computer technology replaced relays, and digital carrier systems replaced individual copper circuits. Fiber replaced copper itself. Fiber has replaced many microwave systems, as well. The old microwave towers that crossed the country are gone or going, with buried fiber taking it’s place. Blue boxes can’t spoof digital signals.