Sunday, December 15, 2013

Good Eating - Relying on Computers

(Avon Park, FL) Hi 79 Lo 50 -- We're eating very well. With salad luncheons, pizza dinners, ice cream socials, and potlucks there's no worries about food. Thursday was our first pizza dinner of the year. It's always good, and there's always a great variety of pizzas.

Pizza dinner before the pies arrived...

... and after.

This week we have some more doctor appointments. One interesting thing we're learning is there's no more hard copies of medical files. Everything is computerized. I'm all for using technology, but I'm also for having paper copies on hand. I worked in the computer world for many years and if I learned anything, it's that computers sometimes go down. Both our dentist office and the lab where I had a mammogram done were having trouble with PC's that wouldn't turn on. Luckily the problem was solved right away, but it still seems dicey not to have some kind of backup records on hand. I always get copies of our health records after each visit to a doctor, so I know at least WE don't have to worry about a computer going down.

I caught up on reading the blogs, and I also updated the blog list to the right on this page. I removed a few that no longer post. Some are no longer traveling, and others only post on Facebook. It's cleaned up a bit. We'll be getting into a full routine after the holidays. It's still warm enough to use the AC. Once in a while we have a cool night but it warms up nicely during the day. We're discussing and making some plans to do some local traveling after the first of the year and see some things in this wonderful state. We'll keep you posted.

One activity we're enjoying is shuffleboard.

My Jim and Judy's Jim

Life is good


Jim and Sandie said...

Gotta love those Jims. I'll be looking forward to visiting the area through your blog.

Gypsy said...

At UCDavis Med Center I get all results of tests, appointments, etc., on"MyChart", and I often print out certain results, such as cholesterol, so I can compare with previous and future results. I agree, there should be some backup; I like the idea of printing out important info on my own.

Gypsy said...

One more comment is that it used to be the doctor faced you and looked you in the eye during a visit. Now they are typing away and looking at a computer screen. Sometimes I wonder if they even hear me.

Phyllis said...

Ah, to have to use the A/C. So looking forward to that!

Bet those pizza boxes were emptied FAST.

Donna W. said...

that was quite a crowd waiting on pizza.

Bob and Jo said...

Pizza day is a good idea