I have no clue how the aging process is supposed to work but I turn 78 today and I’m not all that excited about it. You see despite all my efforts to exercise, lose weight and eat better the aches and pains are gaining ground.
Of course I knew I’d have rheumatoid arthritis given my family history but I didn’t know it would be so damn debilitating. Not only can’t I play the guitar any more, I can’t even straighten my fingers or make a fist.
Ah, then there’s neuropathy…that invisible disease that I’ve become an expert in. I won’t bore you with a description of what neuropathic pains and symptoms are but suffice to say they’re not a lot of fun and there’s no cure.
On the flip side I can do a little detecting but times are such that finding a silver Roosevelt would be exciting and finding a Merc would be reason to throw a party with fireworks. Jeezus I miss New Jersey.
At the moment my connection with the pastime is pretty much online and even that is a boring constant. ‘Expert Eddie’ still knows it all, ‘Nobody beats Ned’ is still finding all those hard to believe finds, ‘Sexy Sally’ is still luring em in, ‘Learning Larry’ is still trying to ID that piece of metal from a sardine tin and ‘ProducerPete’ is still knocking out YouTube videos one after another.
Having said all this I’m a very lucky guy and grateful for all that I have. Have a great weekend and happy hunting…