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Around Here

I really like the new led lights that my son put on his dad’s truck for him today. I’m so glad that he his finally starting to show some interest in spending more time around here with his dad rather than running around town with his friends playing their very loud, outrageous music and having their¬†sound activated lights that at times really gets my head a pounding. I never used to be so sensitive to certain lights. I am even noticing that I’m having a harder time driving at night. The oncoming headlights are getting harder for me to stay on the road.

The weather has been delightful and they both have been getting a good amount of things taken care of around here this past week.  Now if only I could get them to help weed and harvest the garden so I could get that under control. I really want it done by the middle of October.

Thunder on the DC Mall

Every year there are thousands of motorcycles headed toward Washington, DC for the annual “Rolling Thunder.” This is a huge parade of sorts, where thousands of motorcycles ride through downtown DC to the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial and the Washington Monument in memory of our men and women serving our country in the military. There is always a rally with speeches and politicians who want to get elected or re-elected for some public office. But more than anything, the camaraderie of all the bikers is what makes this ride so special.

I have been on the ride several times, but this year my motorcycle is not running and I couldn’t find anyone I knew who was going and could give me a ride. Almost everyone I know is married or involved with someone that they were taking on the ride. So I missed it this year, but hopefully next year I’ll be back on the road with my own bike. For now I’ll just have to kick back and at least enjoy the Joy Jewelers military rings that I purchased with a good amount of gift cards that I had saved up from last Christmas!

Got Herself A Southern Man

Just got started settling in after the big Christmas dinner when the house phone rang with an old school friend on the other end calling to wish me a Merry Christmas. This was just so totally out of the blue since we don’t really communicate with each other all that much, but it was really cool hearing from her. She just recently married a nice looking man who is an accountant and moved south to live out the rest of her years in the warmer weather than she has been dealing with in Vermont for the past 25 years or so.

That was a nice Christmas surprise hearing from her, a nice way to end the day of Christmas 2015.

Deer Crossings

Just got home from a late meeting in town. As I was driving I was thinking that it had been a while since I had seen a deer jump out in front of me. It wasn’t three minutes later that one heck of a big buck came jumping out of now where and ran in front of me, had to slam on my breaks in order not to run right into him. It’s been a good long while since I’ve seen a buck that size. I couldn’t count how many points he had, it all happened so fast, but he was a big one!