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Anne at Watkins Glen

Anne at Watkins Glen

We’re back in the Lou again, now better known as greater #Ferguson. We are both back in town now. Pluto has once again successfully hauled Persephone’s ass back to Hades. Woo Hoo! It will be a hot time in the old town tonight! Our first step on yesterday’s sixteen hour road trip to perdition was a road sign in mid-Ohio that announced that we had just entered the Ohio River valley. Anne had left the watershed of the Saint Lawrence River for the first time since June. The second sign came later, when we entered the Central time zone, although we did dance back-and-forth between the Eastern and Central time zones and across the IN/IL state line a few times, when we stopped at Illinois Exit #1 and bought our last tank of gas in Indiana last night.

I went to work this morning and managed to show up on time. Don’t ask! Two of my younger colleagues, who were also on vacation last week, were no-shows today. After getting coffee in the cafeteria, there was none left in the house, I checked-in and found that my services were no longer required on the job that I had been working before I left. So, I was in-between jobs as they say. This lasted until ten, when my boss saw me and I was assigned to write BOE. Don’t ask, when I figure it out, I’ll let you know, maybe. Anne took one more day off today. She like my much saner than I younger colleagues knew that rushing into work all exhausted is just not the right thing to do.

Regarding #Ferguson, last Thursday HR had sent out an email telling everyone to be nice and shut up, or else. Consequently, there was very little discussion of what has been occurring only a couple of miles way. What has occurred in Ferguson has been a tragedy for all involved, maybe more so for some than others, but I’ll not be the judge of that.

Finally, I’d like to thank again our good friends Alice & Chris and Nink & Bob for showing us such a good time during this last week’s vacation. We both enjoyed the Finger Lakes area, the great home cooked food and most of all the company. Let’s not wait sixty years before we do it again.

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