September 11 – I remember the day well. It was gorgeous. A perfect late summer-early fall day. The kind where you wished you didn’t have to work. I was plugging away oblivious to the drama two hours to the north when my boss came and asked if I knew what was going on. That can be a loaded question. Since it was a quiet (or so I thought) day, I said no. (Did someone quit? An argument between employees? You never know when you are in HR!) He turned the news feed on my computer. Our workplace turned into chaos shortly as all parents wanted to be with their kids. Everyone was crying. This was before everyone had cell phones especially kids. We closed so people could seek comfort with their loved ones. It ranks right there with memories of JFK’s assassination and other significant events (covid right too). RIP to all those heroes lost so long ago. Do you remember where you were?
The switch was flipped – We have cooler weather with nighttime temps dropping to the high 50s. So pleasant. With that change, I moved from outdoor projects (any not done will be there next spring) to indoor projects (which have been on hold since June). I picked up supplies for a few small ones – wallpaper for a wall, a new decorative clock (which needs painting) and supplies for a window valance. Slowly I will plug away at them making sure I enjoy the great outdoor weather too.
A new car! – The beloved husband replaced his old minivan with an SUV. It has enough space to carry materials for his wood projects without the boxy appearance his old car had. It’s slightly smaller but the real draw was all the new safety features. His old car was starting to have quirks. You know the kind. Sometimes it does something and sometimes it doesn’t. For sure it doesn’t when you take it in to be repaired. Welcome to the ‘hood “gray bomber!”
Language please! – In my Facebook feed I get a British history lesson (mostly on the old-time royals) every day. This has nothing to do with the recent death of Queen Elizabeth. I’ve been getting these for months and almost all the events happened in the 1800s or much earlier. This week I read about the takeover of the monarchy way back. The text, which is always proper, described the ensuing chaos as a royal shit-show. I spit out my coffee laughing. Very unexpected. Maybe this information will make me a better Jeopardy contestant if the category is European monarchies. If only I remember!
Long live the king – We all knew it would happen sooner rather than later given the age of the Queen. The Brits have a new king (and a new Prime Minister). We wish them both the best. I’m enjoying the pomp and circumstance that only the British do well. It’s a great diversion from the political shit-show going on here.
So how was your week?