New Look for the Old Blog

More needs to be done behind the scenes, but those who visit my "Roscoe’s Story" will find it looking different now. Gone is the header image, gone is the sidebar, and gone are most of the links that used to populate the sidebar. Those few links that remain are now found in the header or footer of most pages here.

As I kick my minimalist mindset into a higher gear, focused as I am on downsizing my footprint prior to the big move, all the extra bells and whistles this blog has accumulated have begun to seem ugly and offensive to me. So I’ve decided to get rid of them.

It’s good to be old.

A few weeks ago I received a Jury Summons ordering me to appear for jury selection next Monday at 08:00 with the form filled out. Looking over the form this afternoon I saw that there was a phone number I could call if I claimed exemption from the duty. One of the reasons that could disqualify me is my age. According to the form, a person can be disqualified if he is over 70 years old. AHA! I happen to be exactly 70 years and nine months old.

This afternoon I phoned the Office of Juror Selection and explained my situation. The nice lady on the phone explained that all I needed to do was fill out the form completely, noting the reason I was claiming exemption, and mail it to her office. The form will go out with tomorrow’s mail, And I’m glad that I won’t have to appear at the courthouse on Monday morning.

It’s good to be old!