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Sounds of Saturday


Well, the day started out with some very unwelcome noise again. Roosters crowing and geese squawking. I sent the forms off to the county for code violations the other day concerning the birds but I’m not sure any of their offices are going to be open to deal with it.

All I know is that it is messing with my sleep and peace in my own home. When I can hear squawking and crowing sitting inside my own home with the windows shut we have a serious problem. It seems like small stuff with all that is going on but being home all day and night it gets old fast. And when it warms up in a week or two and I open the windows and encounter smells I’ll solve the issue myself.

Photo by Mike Hartley

The next sounds of the day were wonderful friends in a Zoom meeting. We used to gather about every 5-6 weeks but due to some scheduling issues, late last year and early 2020 we hadn’t met in a great while and our last physical meeting was put off when this health crisis hit.

The new normal of get-togethers, video conferencing is it now. Will that suffice another month or two or twelve? It will have to suffice for me because I don’t believe I’m doing much of anything till I can get a vaccine protecting me from this virus. I don’t care what the president says, or my job says or the governor says. I try to find as many medical people with knowledge in these areas and then gauge my actions.

Which means I better get busy finding lots of things to do. Because I doubt I’ll be watching live sports again for a while. And how many classic movies are there to watch again? I’m kind of looking forward to it in some ways. More time to spend on my crafts.

And those crafts might just become more important as time passes because the financial impacts haven’t yet begun to be felt. I was hoping not to start another career in my 60’s and right now it doesn’t appear that I will need to but this is a quickly changing world and I better be ready to adapt. That means looking at my financial house again and making sure that it is in order with contingencies.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • It’s National Pet Day here in the states. Love your pets. I miss mine but hopefully will have another chance at it someday.
  • I find myself staring at pictures of my children and grandchildren more often these days.
  • I wonder if this will be a summer without snowballs?

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.

4 thoughts on “Sounds of Saturday

  1. Cindy’s Soft Serve (Elkridge) was originally opening 3/26, then it changed to 4/13, I just checked Facebook this morning, they have postponed indefinitely. We’ve been craving soft serve for 2 weeks here! We did enjoy carryout from Bare Bones last night – it did not disappoint.

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