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.