Monday, October 5, 2015

I Will Do Better This Time

There was a time when love seemed easier. Friends were friends, sometimes more but never less. Simple things were enough and always cherished. Things were seen clearly and without doubt. There was so much to say, so much to share. It was a time when good was good and bad was a mere annoyance. A time not without limits but with patience. For me...I am a lucky man,  I will do better this time.

It's Only .9 Cent

Well, I've got to get something off my chest. It has bothered me for years and it's finally gotten where I can't sleep at night (only eight hours a night). I want to know who decided every gallon of gasoline would cost a certain amount plus .9 cent. Even when gas was 20 cents a gallon there was that old .9 tacked onto it. So, we were actually paying 21 cents or at least almost.  Still today, when someone asks how much is gas today, we reply, "$1.91" when it is actually $1.91.9 or closer to $1.92. We go through our entire life not even giving that .9 cent a thought. Do you realize how many thousands and for some, millions, of gallons we have purchased in our lifetime and every one of those gallons had that .9 cents added onto it and we never gave it a thought.  I'm just waiting for a filling station owner to have enough guts to sell gas for $1.91.5. It's more likely, the day will come when bananas sell 50.9 cents a pound and we will happily pay that .9 cent thinking the banana was on 50 cents a pound.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Bumpy Journey

Like a lot of Boomers I had my ups and downs on my sometimes bumpy but always confusing journey to make the world a better place. I don't recall every situation but I do remember when I fell short, I always had a reason and that kept  me going in a blameless bubble for years. Then, not too long ago, I woke up one morning and realized all those handy reasons I had conjured up in my blameless years, really stunk. It seems I may have spent more time concerned about poor ol' me than concerned about the world.....So, for those I blindly walked past, or away from, I'm truly sorry.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

I Cry!

Yes, I cry. I cry as a husband, I cry as a father, I cry as a grandfather, I cry as a friend and yes, I cry American tears.

Still Building

We just finished building a cover over the patio. We added a few lights and now at night it looks like a carnival. It's a beautiful place to sit and enjoy your thoughts, night or day.

Friday, October 2, 2015

I Was Going To Call You Yesterday

I was going to call you yesterday but here it is today and I didn't call. It is really not that big of a deal, it's just that whatever might have been said was not, the emotions we could have shared were not and now I may never know how your yesterday was. Maybe I'll call you tomorrow.


Thursday, October 1, 2015

A Gift For My Sweety

I bought Amber a little gift today just to be nice. I bought her a smoke detector that shuts off when you yell, "I'm just cooking!"