…about concentration and being able to do so under pressure. Case in point. Right now it’s 1:30 am and I have to be on the road in about 8 1/2 hours. For the most part yesterday I ran errands and did a fair number of things around the house that should have been done in the last couple of weeks, but being me, I always wait until the last minute. Sometimes the very last minute. But I managed to get most of them accomplished. Suffice it to say the hedges in front of the house are now trimmed back to a more aesthetically pleasing level, the lawn is mowed and trimmed in all the right places and finally, I got the marigolds and impatiens planted in the beds in the front of the house. Yes, I know they should have been planted about a month ago. Hush. This evening the wife and I had soup and sandwich for dinner because that was inherently easier than cooking anything else, and we’d already dropped a good amount of cash at the grocery store earlier in the day, and that basically was part of what we shopped for. The rest was frozen food for her to have while I’m away and some other bits and pieces of the puzzle so she can survive while I’m out of the local picture for the next few days. After that, a little chatting with my girl, then I headed upstairs to pack not only my clothing but more importantly my toybag. Just coincidentally, it was still packed from when I went to visit my girl back last November, so I needed to remove all that stuff, catalog what I had, list what I needed to bring this time, and pack that. Made a list of what I needed to have in other items, packed both my bags and set them aside for today. There are other things that I can pack in the morning, like my pillows, my CPAP machine and a few other odds and ends. Yes, the cookies too. A damn good thing I don’t like macadamia nuts or those 4 dozen cookies would be halfway gone.
While I was out and about this morning, I happened to spot a vintage automobile, and it just so happened to park at a place across from where I was getting my lunch. Fortunately, I had my phone with me and got a picture of it from the back. The funny thing about this area is, there’s a fair amount of people here that own Ford Edsels. Honestly, I’d never seen one in person before I moved here. I can’t really imagine why they never caught on when they originally were for sale. They’re a really handsome car when you think about it. At least I think so. Btw, that’s not an Edsel, I was just musing on the fact this place is lousy with them.