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What a day

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Didn’t sleep all that well which isn’t unusual. But two things inspired the title of this post “what a day.” Well, maybe a few more than two by the time I finish rambling on today.

The first item is something that if you live in the DMV area (DC, Maryland, Virginia) this is absolutely the worst day to be out and about. Because EVERYONE is out and about. Traffic today showed me this area has bypassed max capacity. I wasn’t a mile or two down the road this morning before someone passed me on a double yellow line and then ran a red light. Keep in mind, this is 6 am downtown DC. This afternoon I saw someone blow by a stopped bus with lights on.

backup Photo by Mike Hartley

So the chaos has begun. Well, it never really left, it just gets back to the worse parts of the year in both volume and weather issues. I’m someone who loves being behind the wheel. But this area is testing me. It has some of the most beautiful roads in the country. But they can either be parking lots or Death Race 2k tracks.

Please be careful folks. Remember the object isn’t to be there first but for all of us to get there alive.

The second item was my mother and father inlaw who are well into their senior years and lucky enough to have a lot of good children and grandchildren to help them out and through a transition to senior facilities.

I’m reminded of the caregiver responsibilities that I had with my mother. It was daunting at times and exhausting at others. But I would do it in a minute again with a smile on my face and will give any and all assistance needed for two people who have shown me a great love for many years and eased the loss of my own family.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I need some shrimp jammers from Tony’s pizza on the boardwalk. And of course a slice or two of pizza.
  • The death toll number in these storms shouldn’t be the focus. I’m not saying to exclude it from the news but don’t make it the focus.
  • I can’t imagine the horror those people experienced in the Bahama’s when you look at those images.
  • It’s all that you do with the time.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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