Wednesday, November 26, 2008
It's the day before Thanksgiving and this year, it really doesn't seem so special. This is the first Thanksgiving without Mom - in the past we've had Thanksgiving dinner with her at the Brightmore and it wasn't half bad either. Patti is in SC having Thanksgiving with her parents and sister and her family in preparation for leaving Friday for Charleston SC and a 7 day Bahamas cruise. I am here in Virginia. Had pho for lunch and frankly, I am about pho'ed out, at least for a while. I'll either stick around town and lay low, or spend Thanksgiving day driving to NC where I'll stay until maybe Monday or Tuesday since there's some legal stuff needing to be attended to. It's not like I haven't had opportunities to spend Thanksgiving with a few who've offered, it's just that I don't really want to be with anyone right now. Still, it's lonely around here, that's for sure and, while I dread the drive by myself, I'll probably find more to do there than here.
Monday, November 3, 2008
We have a neighborhood crime watch program on our street. Forty-five households are on the roster, each assigned a week to randomly patrol the area in the morning and again in the nighttime. The county police provide support, including a small red bag with sundry equipment - flashlight, reflective vest, forms, that sort of thing. The bag is passed from house to house in accordance with the patrol schedule. Guess what came up missing? You're right - somebody stole the crime watch bag. Since it is passed from house to house, this was clearly an inside job. Can you believe it - one of the crime watcher's stole the bag. How's that for something to bolster your confidence in the program? As for me, I am starting my own program - "Watch out for the Crime Watch Patrol. They may be out to steal your car."