Jim's Trek V, my exercise journey now on my Schwinn 170 from Tampa to parts unknown...

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Day 153+40 – (AD 1,315) – 20.2 Miles Today – Jim’s Trek Part V – On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled 20.2 miles on my Schwinn 170 cycle. Totals now – 27,968.6 miles; 45,011.2 kilometers.

And today I am further than the halfway mark to my next destination and goal point on Mars.

I got one of the new-fangled light bulbs for the standing floor lamp in the living room. It can be set up to use with Alexa or controlled via my iPhone or iPad. When I was setting it up I had to include it in my Wi-Fi network. I was asked if I would like my light-bulb to allow for my location...

And I named it "Clap".

So now all I say is "Alexa Clap on" or "Alexa Clap off" then the lamp goes on or off automatically. And it dims when I say "Alexa Clap dim down".

Oh yeah, the bulb is supposed to last 22.8 years.

Remember when I mentioned the issues and incorrect database listing regarding my pension and the final straightening out of the system(s) error?

Well, everything has been going fine since January 1, 2017, and I have been receiving my monthly pension distribution directly from the same firm that had had the screw up in their system.

And then tonight happened. I received a phone call from a representative of pension company at 5:45 pm and she informed me that per the pension system I was incorrectly receiving monthly pension distributions. She went on to further say that pension would be putting a stop to my distribution and that I would have to refund the amount that I had received. She stated that the system showed a termination date for me as at August 31, 2013. She further went to say that the system showed me as an "Active Employee".


I must have been dreaming on October 12, 2016, when I received the call from pension, as noted, and I must have been having some sort of "mental seizure" when I had discussed with my former employer that I was told that I had been "grandfathered in on LTD through December 19, 2016", and that my retirement date was "December 31, 2016".

I have been receiving my correct pension amount every month since January 2017 and notification(s) from pension to that effect.

My blood pressure just went barreling through whatever test-tube is sitting on whatever shelf.

The most both pension and my former employer could tell me at 6:00 pm and at 6:30 pm, respectively, was that they would have "to open a ticket item to investigate my situation".

Bloody hell.

Postscript – I have received calls from both the pension and human resources this morning and afternoon, respectively, and I was told that the error has been corrected. My pension distribution is on its way.

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Have a healthy day and smile,


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