What is it about September – I always get a twinge of melancholy in September. I don’t know why. It comes early in the month, stays for a short visit and then moves on. Perhaps it’s part of the seasonal changes.
Really bad traffic jams – I’ve never been involved in one of those big accidents that ties everyone up for hours. Not until this past week. There was a huge accident on an interstate in New York that involved three tractor trailers. One driver died. We passed it on our way to our destination. The accident was on the other side. We came back down about five hours later hoping it would be cleared. It wasn’t. We took an alternative route but so did everyone else. A simple drive that normally takes 20 minutes took close to two hours. We sat at stop lights for five minutes before moving ten feet. I have a better appreciation and sympathy for those people who are caught in jams for hours on end. I had a feeling of claustrophobia because there was nowhere we could go. Nor could any police or ambulance so I hoped that there were no emergencies.
Great weather! – After a summer of abnormally high temperatures, the weather is fabulous. However…(and there always is one)…along with nice weather comes the outdoor work that we didn’t do all summer along with fall cleanup. We have started working on it. It’s easier to do when the weather cooperates. (Maybe this contributed to my melancholy…)
Speaking of outdoor work –The groundhogs are annoyed. For two years they have eaten ALL the peaches so we cut down the trees. The apple tree came down too. Fruit trees are work. It’s easier to get my fruit at the farmer’s market. The bonus is that the garden won’t be shaded at all.
Concert tickets – I am the techie in this house (yes, I know that is hard to believe). We decided to get tickets for a concert on-line through the venue’s box office. The beloved husband clicked on what he thought was the venue site. The URL said so. It wasn’t. It was a secondary resale place (the concert wasn’t sold out) with price gouging. The ticket prices were double what was listed in our local newspaper. He balked. I intervened and we found the right site. It was tricky because these websites are set up to look like the real thing. There oughta be a law against that.
So how was your week?