That sound is an entire country holding its breath

Such a strange day.

I just read a headline that new jobless claims fell and the stock market is doing OK. It reminded me that the world goes on.

I've been working on my blog project in my head and just now am putting together an outline, a list of topics, and a list of potential blog entries.  The object is to plan it out much as possible.  I think the writing will be easier than the planning and way easier if there IS planning.

Meanwhile I've had an event that is weirding me out a little.  To make a long story short I'll skip the reasons but I applied for life insurance recently.  A 15 year term policy meant to ensure Dana is comfortable if I kick off before she does.

The process was ridiculously difficult and I was about to abandon the company I was applying to.  They would ask the same question repeatedly and request a copy of the same release form for the same medical facility repeatedly.  All in all I really thought by the time we got to the end I didn't trust them much.  Turns out it didn't matter as they turned me down.  I've got apnea and life insurance companies hate that.  And AFIB.  Same.  

The algorithm in their computer says I will not live for 15 years and a day (which would be the perfect business model for them).   They put an expiration date on my forehead.  

My reaction was a healthy Fuck You.  But still, such a strange thing to have happen.  

Of course it is a strange time and this just kind of fits in.


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