Duck

I took today’s photo a day pic while stuck in soul crushing traffic on route 128. Graduation Duck used to face the road ahead. When did it turn around and face me? Creepy ass duck.

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Photo Fun

So the photo a day challenge thing was super easy to do during the Disney World vacation. Now that we’re home I’m finding it tough. I’m still up to date, but we’ve gone from wonderful Disney views to shit like this:

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Oh well.

I saw both of my parents today. It was rough. My father has been sick with a cold since leaving the hospital so we haven’t been able to bring him to see my mother. During that time my mother also tested positive for Covid, so it’s been a consistent kick in the scrotum. Today I was able to bring my father to the nursing home to see my mother. It was heartbreaking. My father was desperate to see her, but when we got there she was completely unresponsive. I was able to feed her some of her lunch, and my father held her hand, but she wasn’t really there, if you know what I mean. Over all I think the trip did help my father’s state of mind, a little at least. It was worth it even if it was hard to bare.

To pile on, the kids are gone. Harry drove back to school today. Bellana goes back to school tomorrow, but she is staying at her Dad’s tonight. Sad faces all around. Sure we had them for two full weeks during vacation, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want more time. Greed is good, as Gordon Gecko once said. Did I get that name right? Michael Douglas in Wall Street, right? Whatever.

Further bad news, my vacation is over tomorrow and I have to go back to work. Also, I have an ass load if work that has to be done with a deadline on Tuesday. Yippee! Way to plan that one out, fat boy.

On an unrelated positive note, The Last of Us series will premier on HBO tonight. A new zombie(adjacent?) show, just in time for the end of The Walking Dead. I’m looking forward to having the shit scared out of me.

Getting Around

It is super warm out today but it’s also crazy windy and pouring rain. I went out for a pre-work errand. It didn’t seem terribly bad out at our house, but as soon as I went one block there were branches down and power outages, and when I got to CVS the wind was blowing so hard it was difficult to open the car door.

Having said all that, I have to go back out again at lunch. WOOHOO!

Random pics:

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Scenes from an Oil Change

I took one of the cars out for an oil change this morning. I may take the other one tonight after work. Gotta get these cars in tip top shape this weekend.

Anyway, it’s a supremely crummy day out today and I was bored sitting in line at the shop, so here are some boring pics to pass the time.

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Can you see how the wiper blade is falling off? I got that replaced too.
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In honor of next month’s trip to Florida being Harry’s High School graduation present (1.5 years late, thanks Covid), I present Mr Graduation Duck. 107/365
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Service: Underway

Yankee Swap Swag

Today’s photo a day entry is the coffee mug I got from Tuesday’s Yankee Swap at work. It was our first holiday get together (in person) since 2019. I wore a mask the whole time. I was the only one.

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I added some grain in Lightroom on my iPad. Pretty lame, eh?