Sunday, June 22, 2014

Are they nuts and whatever else comes to mind.

Who's nuts? The people who want to bring the 2024 Olympics here. Where? There's barely enough room for us. Despite all the billions spent on the "Big Dig" and the obvious improvements, it's still a crammed, congested area. On the one hand, sure it's a feather in the cities cap. On the other hand it's a nightmare waiting to happen. At least that's what I think. I remember all the detours and closed roads, and how many people will this bring into the area? Then again, if it happens, maybe in 10 years I won't care.

Alright apart from my quickie rant, the weather has been just about perfect. Today looks to be just as nice. There isn't a cloud in the sky as I write this. I spent most of Saturday, working around the house. Doing things I have been avoiding. All that took up most of the day, and it was a beautiful day. Sunny, 75. I was pleased with myself with resisting the urge to laze about the whole day. I mean it was my first day off from work in the week. At the moment, the semi in semi-retirement, seems quite limited as the last two weeks I have worked 31 hours instead of 40 when I was full time. On the other hand, it is vacation season and I have gained hours covering the vacations of others. I don't want to rock the boat and my manager appreciates having someone of my experience around and I appreciate that. I can always alter my availability so I'll hang in there for a few more weeks. Thus endith the whine. 

So as I was saying it was a beautiful day, Arlene, the other semi-retired person in this epic, was working until 4:00. I called her as soon as she arrived home. I wanted to catch her before she got too comfortable and suggested we go out for a bite to eat and a drive down to the local lakes for sunset. I have never been there for sunset and it's a very nice spot just on the other side of town. There's a beach and a large well kept open space. People were playing soccer, barbecuing, and just enjoying the beautiful weather. The sunset was a little disappointing only because it is a bit hilly around the lake so the horizon was obscured. Then again I have been spoiled by the beautiful sunset we just happened upon on vacation a couple of weeks ago. Still it was a beautiful evening at a lovely setting.



And of course the inevitable video. It's quick. You can hear kids in the background playing soccer. There were families enjoying the evening here and there. One group had a guitar and were singing together. Despite all the congestion around here we are blessed with many green open spaces. It was all in the planning and natural features of the whole area and I for one am grateful for the forethought.

Now it is time to get on with the day and whatever it brings so...
I'm outta here.


  1. Great photos Paul! I was unable to play the video because "This video is private." OK what have you and Arlene been up to???
    It is OK to whine if you want to, you have earned it. I have a pineapple upside down cake in the oven. Grab Arlene and stop on by.

  2. Gorgeous video Paul. I love the swans with their babies!

  3. Boston Boy, What a fun area, you live in. I love the big homes along the shore. Glad you and Arlene can go pretty much as you please. Oh life can be so good. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  4. Just looking at Boston Aeriel google maps it already is too congested. They are nuts. Nice reflections of pink cotton candy er or clouds in the water. Nice place to relax.

  5. The lake photos are nice and make me wonder if it will soon be covered with green growing things - it has a good start! I really like the reflections of the clouds. Glad you and Arlene can relax a bit after working so diligently.

  6. Lovely area and that is a lovely place to spend the early Evening. It must be a end of the day relaxing place for you both. Don't mind me asking but when was the last time , you held the Olympics in America?
    Enjoy time by the River.