Monday Randomness

It seems as though I have inadvertently taken a brief blogging break ~ or, as it is known in the blogosphere ~ a BBB.

I made that term up just now.

And … It is interesting to note that blogosphere is an honest-to-goodness dictionary word.

Fall arrived in an instant last week.  I went to bed the night before in summer and woke up the next morning in fall.  Thankfully, it brought with it a few days of much needed rain for our area.  Oh, did the air smell so fresh and clean after the rain.  Blessed rain brings cursed clouds that block out the sunshine that I need to keep me a pleasant and (somewhat) energetic person.  While we could use more rain, luckily for my family the sun appeared after a couple of days.  Just in the nick of time as I was close to becoming very grumpy.

The hot and dry summer did not do our pine trees any favors.  Randy and I suspect that most of them will be okay.  My main concern is our little Charlie Brown tree.  He looks like he has struggled through a whole lot of trials and tribulations through the course of his life, and he now looks a bit scorched.  I guess I should have given Charlie a bucket or two of water over the summer.  Truth be told, I didn’t think of doing that until just now.

Randy, Roxy, Otis and I were blessed with a visit from our Thompson Falls Montana friends, Candy, Rich and Hetty.  They were just passing through, on their way to the Washington coast from Montana, so we only got to visit with them for a day.

Short or not, we had a very nice time with them.  Poor Hetty just had knee surgery, and wasn’t able to play with Otis.  Randy and I are hoping that they will come back next year with their 5th-wheel and spend more time with us.

I glanced out the window the other morning and saw this shadow that was made by the TV antennae attached to the post of the RV port.  To me, it looks like someone riding a bicycle.

Do you see it, too?

I enjoy watching documentaries and I recently watched The Witness on Netflix.  The documentary subject is the 1964 stabbing death of Kitty Genovese in Queen’s New York.  In 2004, her brother, Bill, started searching for information on not only her death, but her life as well.  The crux of the 2015 documentary is whether or not up to fifty of Ms Genovese’s neighbors heard her scream for help and did nothing.  Ms Genovese’s brother also alluded to the fact that his sister’s murder prompted the creation of the 9-1-1 emergency system.  I don’t know if there is any truth to that, but it was a very interesting documentary.

I have started on season seven of The Walking Dead.  This season seems to be a bit intense, so I am not able to binge watch it.  I am only able to deal with a couple episodes a day.  I have a little bit of an issue with Rick and his fellow Alexandria family.  When Negan and his buddies show up at Alexandria to steal their supplies and mattresses, why don’t the people of Alexandria just arm themselves and get rid of them?  Alexandria has the numbers and the weaponry.

Rick, this makes no sense at all!

What do you think?