I stayed home Thursday morning to wait for a delivery. I put on an old sweatshirt of Peter’s and a pair of jeans. I decided to be an “energizer bunny” and check some things off my long “to-do” list.
The next thing I knew it was 1:00 pm and I had accomplished nothing that was on that list because:
- My Internet provider emailed to inform me that the credit card to which my account is automatically billed was expiring. First, I tried unsuccessfully to update it online. Then I called. Without ever talking to a human, I was able to complete the change. It was not a speedy transaction.
- My condo fee is paid automatically from my checking account, but the fee is increasing in January. It wasn’t obvious how to adjust it, but I succeeded (I hope) without anyone’s help.
- An email from Amazon informed me that the new phone case I ordered had been “delivered to the mailroom.” Normally, the mailroom informs me of packages in a timely manner. It turns out they had an Amazon package with no name on it. It had only an apartment number, and it was the apartment we moved out of! But it did contain my phone case.
- The attorney who is helping me process Peter’s “estate” emailed to tell me I needed to set up a "secure" account that would allow me to sign documents online. I do what he tells me.
Suddenly, it was 1:00 and I hadn't completed a single thing that was on my list. I also had not eaten lunch.
I asked myself, “How did I do all this when I had a husband, two children, and a more-than-full-time job?”
Unfortunately, the answer is pretty obvious.