On Monday, Dec. 8, I woke up thinking I’d better get prepared as the weatherman was predicting a Nor’easter storm with several inches of snow.

Just a few weeks ago, there were millions of people glued to the television watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The three-hour Macy's event is held in New York City starting at 9 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thanksgiving Day, and has been televised nationally on NBC since 1952. This parade started in 1924.

Monday, Dec. 1, came and I woke up with my right leg twice the size of my left. I pulled my hamstring last week when I tried to get up on the porch of Miles and Melissa’s new house. I have to realize I’m getting older. I need to keep my legs up and rest.

While reading through the business section of the newspaper, I was amazed to see an article headed, “Some businesses are on a death watch!” The heading did not surprise me, as much as, the name of one of the companies on the list. That name was Sears (officially Sears, Roebuck & Company).