Monday, December 5, 2016

Arlene on the mend. Self driving cars?! Here in boston?! Are they nuts?!!!

To begin with, I can't remember if I mentioned this before, Arlene had some surgery. Let's just say it's "female related" and pre-ancerous.  She is doing well though she can't wait until she can resume all normal activity. She is going back to work

My left shoulder is still bothering me and I'm still struggling over when I'm going to give up working altogether. This job has been part of my life for almost 46 years (April 1) and as much as I want to stop working it is a major change. On the other hand, despite my whining things are going well.

I saw on the news that a local company is going to test driverless cars in Boston. This will be interesting to say the least. Boston is a wonderful place with much to offer but a good driving experience is not one of them. The story goes that the eventual road layout was based on the cow paths way back in the 1600's. Nice going Bossy! As close as I am to the city I will defer to public transportation if I have to go in unless I am guaranteed a parking space and I know where the hell I'm going.  

Here are a few pictures from our little road trip down to Chatham on Cape Cod back in June 2007.


A couple of years ago a young guy I worked with went to Rome with his dad. I asked him if he could email me a few pictures. Well as I was cleaning out my mail box I discovered the email from two years ago. He sent me 5 pictures.
Thanks Andrew!
I suppose one of the reasons that I have blogged infrequently is that I am out of my routine. The move and living at my sister's house for four months, then there were Arlene's medical issues. As I mentioned above she is doing very well. In fact she went back to work today, a week early.
OK I had other stuff to write about but I can't think what it is at the moment. I should jot these ideas down like I used to. Alright  time to  click publish.
I'm outta here. 


  1. Woooo! Glad she is doing good now. So glad to see you are back, but understand taking a break. I have been very sick for the past 7 weeks but am picking up now. Blog will be written in a couple of days. As ever, you photos ALL are wonderful to view. TTYL.....

  2. Blessings
    It's great news that Arlene's on the mend.
    Self driving cars, yeah? That mean I can get a car even though I don't have a licence?
    Enjoyed the photos, can I steal the one with the rocks and sea for my Instagram?

    1. Blessings and thank you for the photo (#6). I am going to post it on Instagram now.

      SPACES | yeah I think with all the social media outlets many people have abandoned their blogs.

  3. Boston Boy, I am so glad to hear you and Arlene are doing well. Have you had your shoulder look at by the Dr.? I loved all the photos. Driverless cars are too scary to think about....but then mindless drivers have been on the roads for years. I don't know how you do it, driving in all that traffic. Hug Arlene for me. Take care of yourself. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  4. So good to hear Arlene on the mend such a relief for both of you.
    I don't like the sound of self drive cars at all !

    Great pictures that is one place I would like to visit Rome.
    Best wishes to you both.

  5. I'm glad to hear that everything went okay and Arlene is doing well. Thankful for that! Driverless cars, huh? I guess I miss the point on this, if I send my car to the store can it go inside and get my groceries for me too? Like I said, I guess I don't get it.

    Wishing you and Arlene a wonderful weekend.