BANG (or several), which means more shooting from the "locals". We'll take a look at those in a few.
We finally got some rain yesterday...and boy, DID we get some. Had some pretty big pop-up showers that came down so hard, you couldn't see much of anything. Plenty of thunder and lightning as well. Fortunately, that passed.
I guess we got more thunderstorms overnight, I slept through them (it's a calming thing with me...heh).
|Dear me...more rain. how predictable.|
Also, don't discount the chance of more showers in the late afternoon/evening.
*** First out of the rain barrel is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
AUGUST 4 -
---It's National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
ANY day around the "Fortress")
---It's National Coast Guard Day
Read more about them HERE:
*** Next up, and since it IS the weekend, let's see what we can observe over the following 48 hours...
AUGUST 5 -
---Saturday is Mead Day
OLDEST brewed beverage in existence, just add water, honey, and yeast)
---It's National Disc Golf Day
---It's National Jamaican Patty Day
---It's National Mustard Day
---It's National Oyster Day
ONLY cooked, and in stew...never raw.)
---It's National Underwear Day
---It's National Work Like A Dog Day
ARE working on Saturdays, I can fully understand the reference)
AUGUST 6 -
---Sunday is American Family Day
DEFINE that in this country, thanks to liberals)
---It's National Fresh Breath Day
---It's National Friendship Day
---It's National Root Beer Float Day
THAT is worth observing...in a LARGE glass)
---It's National Sisters Day
---It's National Wiggle Your Toes Days
THAT I can still do easily)
*** Next, and onto more "typical fare" for the Summit City, we had TWO fatal shootings.
---The first shooting took place around 1840 hrs at an apartment complex located at 440 Fairwick Lane. Here's the story link:
A man was found shot to death in a black sedan that was "riddled with bullets".
|Maybe that tree jumped out and BIT the car?|
Somehow, I think we can rule out a suicide, so let's call it a HOMICIDE (number 19 according to city numbers).
But wait., we're not done yet...
---The second shooting took place this morning around 0110 hrs at the East Central Towers and Gardens Apartments, located at 915 E. Washington Blvd.
Police originally responded to an unknown problem. Here's the story link:
The man had been shot MULTIPLE times, so I would also NOT consider this a suicide. Let's call this homicide number 20. No other details are available at this time.
*** Next up, the FWPD now has joined the ranks of the "droners".
Here's the story link:
|We shoulda asked Bob to find us a better deal.|
And they can only fly up to 150 ft up or out. For THAT price, I'd expect a MUCH better "range".
|Expensive little bugger.|
*** Next, Let's drop by and scope out "Kitten Corner"...
Violet and Gallifrey, and I think Wifey felt a little left out. Maybe the cats think with her recent "celebrity status", she's unapproachable...LOL.
I think they just like to divide their attention to us in equal amounts on separate days.
*** Next up, let's see what's happening with "Midnight and Company"...
And Whiskers was there as well (as expected).
When the rains came, I had JUST fed them under the patio table. Got a bit wet myself.
Midnight took off for parts unknown (which hopefully was dry) and Whiskers went into that half-shelter we have under the tree on the patio...and stayed there.
Whiskers even have a "playmate" - a tiny mouse she was knocking about.
Hadda relocate the little guy (who was still alive).
*** Last back the downspouts...I look forward to certain things every morning.
That sense of familiarity is something many of us come to know, and often appreciate.
I like to say there's a form of comfort to be found in such things.
Not a damn thing wrong with that.
And yet, there are people out there, who live for the sake of denying that familiarity to others, such as those who go about shooting other people (for whatever reason). Stuff like that tends to damage my calm.
But, it's not the end of everything. We still have ourselves, and our innate ability to become resilient under duress. We also have God...and our faith.
There was a saying that goes something like this:
"It's not that people won't let go of the past...it's that the past won't let go of people."
To me, that means good memories are to be kept...and treasured, just as the people within many of them should be.
And, while we can't look forward to the familiarity of having them with us (always), we can surely look forward to enjoying the memory for another day. That is something very special.
Do have yourselves a great weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.