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Shot to hell

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Reality can be pretty rude at times. Here I was all set to go to sleep earlier this morning after a long night’s work and as I walked upstairs I saw all these trucks and equipment pulling up. Sure enough, the neighbor is getting their driveway fixed and paved. So the rest I was hoping for was shot to hell.

Guns a the ready Capt. Photo by Mike Hartley

I stayed up and worked given all the noise they were creating. Leaf duty, mowing duty, gutter cleaning, patio’s and gardens cleaned. All before noon. I gave the Miata a quick wash took a shower and hit the road.

I was planning a nice afternoon drive and it started out that way. I went to Duchess and got a sandwich and road to Old Ellicott City and ate the first half watching the Patapsco river slowly move by enjoying the sunshine when heavy clouds rolled in. So I packed up and headed home in time for the first raindrops to fall as I was pulling into the driveway. Bet I wasn’t gone an hour.

I quickly closed the shed and put the trimmer and leaf blower away. So much for the highlights of the day. I was hoping for a sunny relaxing afternoon, such is life. Sort of like having a pillow yanked from under you while asleep.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Despite the chill on Friday, I’m still going for a snowball.
  • Sometimes a smile is the furthest thing from being happy there is.
  • I think it’s a good day to wash the ride. Obviously, I was wrong.
  • Lots of days, this is just a tool to feel better.

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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