GTE Phone Bill from 1999

John
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There is a massive cleanup project going on at my apartment. My place was really messy. I will be cleaning my apartment for the next few weeks. After that, I shall keep my place clean forever. 

I shredded a lot of papers. Then I found this 11+ years old GTE phone bill. Whatever happened to GTE?

Anyway, this phone bill made me stop and think about my life 12 years ago. Life was simple back in 1999, except for the Y2K fiasco. I used to rent a room. I made a little money, but I had little worries. I used to drive a beat-up white convertible. My hair was even longer than now, and I used to wear a cowboy hat on top of it. 

1999 was the year I went back to school for a Computer degree. I was sick and tired of being poor. I enrolled myself in a super expensive private university and took out a loan. I wanted to make more money. I wanted to be rich. And, most of all, I wanted to own my own house to prove that I made it.

I still don’t own my own house. I have a one-bedroom apartment now.

I still have fun. I save some. I am still going for homeownership. We’re all having a tough time in this economy. But I try to look at the bright side.

GTE Phone Bill