The phone interview with the Social Security office took place this morning. It went well enough, I think. The representative asked me a series of questions, which I answered. I was told that I could fax copies of my documents, during this time, when their offices are closed, but, I will be required to bring in the original documents when their offices reopened (I will be notified when that happens). That is such a relief! An answer to my prayers! I was so worried that I would be required to mail in my original documents.
Unfortunately, my printer/photocopier is not working. So, I called neighbor S and asked if she could do me a favor and photocopy a document for me. Her daughter was kind enough to make a photocopy for me. Such a blessing!
My phone is not a state of the art smart phone and isn't capable of faxing (as far as I know). My original plan was to take the copies to a nearby office supplies store that offers fax services on Monday morning; according to their store website, the first hour after opening, Monday through Friday, is reserved for seniors/at high risk people. My daughter, however, was not pleased that I have to go out of the house to fax. I called the temple to ask if they had a fax machine, but, they don't. I asked my cousin's daughter if she had a fax machine, but, she said it wasn't connected. Later in the evening, I spoke with one of my friends and asked her if she had a fax machine. She didn't, but, she spoke with her daughter and her daughter offered to fax the documents for me! I offered to drive to her place to hand her the documents, but, she said not to worry, she will stop by my house and pick up the documents! What a blessing! I told her she was an answer to a prayer.
In the afternoon, I rested a little bit. It was another rather warm day, today. I cleaned the bathroom and practiced the piano. Later, M tended to the garden and mowed the back yard.
Today, I am grateful for:
- The phone appointment went well
- I can fax copies of my documents instead of mailing the originals
- Neighbor S's daughter was able to make a photocopy for me
- Friend A's daughter will be able to fax the copies for me
- M mowing the back yard for me
Today's joyful activity was saying a prayer of thanksgiving that the phone interview went as well as it did and for the kindness of my neighbors and friends to help me out. I am abundantly blessed with kind and caring friends and neighbors.
Plans for tomorrow include sewing more fabric masks for my friend's daughter. They were the only thing she wanted in return for faxing the document for me. I am more than happy to make her a few more masks.
How was your Friday?