COLD outside this morning. I should know because Wifey and I WERE out in it.
Had to take her to the airport early on so she could fly back down to TX.
More on that in a moment, but first...that weather:
Our Hoosierland will see clearing skies (was limited visibility earlier) and mostly sunny out there, and it will be warming things up a tad...all the way to the LOWER TWENTIES. Some warm-up, hmm?
But you MIGHT need sunglasses to keep from becoming "snow-blind".
Well, you take what'cha can when you can.
Side streets will still be LOUSY (thanks Fort Wayne street department), but the main roads are clear enough,.
Get your cup of Wednesday fortitude and we'll take a gander at what's been going on...as we see to...the "rest of the story"...
*** First off of the slalom track today is out WHO SAID THAT? quote:
"There's no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.".
Guess this person figured out something many seem to have missed in America.
The answer at the top of tomorrow's post
Meanwhile, back at the Foot Locker...
*** Next, we have our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
January 14 -
---Today is NATIONAL HOT PASTRAMI SANDWICH DAY, which, in lieu of the cold weather, sounds damn warm and tasty to me.
NATIONAL DRESS UP YOUR PET DAY, and in MY house, even with an 18-year old cat, that would NOT be my FIRST choice.
|He's a GOOD BOY!!!|
---And, it's RATIFICATION DAY - the day that the TREATY OF PARIS was...well, ratified by the US in 1783.
And now you know a LOT more than when you woke up.
*** Yeah, we had another shooting on the (all together, gang)...SOUTHEAST SIDE of town.
Yep, a woman on her couch gets shot by what appears to be (another) DRIVE-BY...
WTG, Garry, sure making a "difference" down here...NOT.
|The scene of the crime|
Naturally, the story as ambiguous as usual..police.have little to go on, no suspect info, but police DO "suspect" that someone fired from OUTSIDE the house INTO the house...
ROFLMAO...okay, who ELSE sees this as funny as I do?
Of COURSE the shots came from OUTSIDE and went INSIDE...that explains the ENTRY HOLES FROM THE BULLETS...
Where are they getting these brainiacs these days?
Still like that KEVLAR WALL PANELS idea that one of my followers mentioned a few months back...
*** Next up, the Lovely Mrs. Bobby G. was escorted to the FWIA so she could fly back down to Texas to visit her parents.
|Pretty but cold at 0730 hrs.|
|And I get to keep that coat!|
Wasn't as close as I would have preferred, but beggars can't be choosers, right?
Wifey left me her coat, as the weather down there is way warmer than here.
Still think she should have worn a light coat.
Anyway, she got through TSA okay (seemed like they were fighting to stay awake...lol), and she's already in Chi-Town.
She told me they have some great BAGELS there, and she hopes to bring me back one (or more) on her return trip.
(It's the little things in life that are really cool)
Wifey should be down in TX sometime after 6PM (our time).
Her mom has what was suspected all along (pancreatic cancer), and it's not a rosy picture, but we're all taking it day by day.
Her dad's in a nursing home attached to the hospital facilities, so the two of them are close by one another.
There is talk of bringing Wifey's dad back up to Vincennes (her relatives live down there) when the time comes.
*** Now, I've been down a similar street when my Dad took ill and later passed after a year of fighting it.
This is one of life's inevitabilities, and it never gets "easy".
Hell, most things in life are not easy, at least not AS EASY as we would prefer.
Still, we often wish times like this would pass us by...we enjoy the air of familiarity of those we have come to love.
We look forward to them "always being there"...and it is difficult for us when they are not.
I know I have never fully gotten over the loss of those in my life, one never really does.
We just learn to live with it, and keep those wonderful memories alive.
Come to think of it...good memories can often be that godsend we search for.
Not a bad way to be thought of...is it?
Stay SAFE out there, America.