today really is the first day of the rest of my life

In fact, I can afford to live to the age of 105.  My financial planner says so. Barring a fall, disease, an unforeseen accident, a war or a stock market collapse - whatever - and never mind the quality of life as I slide down the slippery slope, I am greatly reassured.  My competent son (though sometimes one wonders) says I should stop whining now.  I'll try.

More anon, but for now I'm just checking in (not checking out).   I have files to do before I sleep.