You might have noticed that there has been a slight gap between my last post and this one. A tiny little gap of … oh … about 21 days. For those of you who enjoy math puzzles, that’s three weeks.
What led to this gap, you ask? Was there a medical emergency? Did a Texas tornado sweep my house away? Did my computer fall victim to a Windows update? Was I merely lazy?
It was none of those things, but it was lots of other things. Life, mostly. For example, there was a week-long vacation down at the Gulf of Mexico. That took up a lot of my time. I’ll try to post pictures someday soon if I can work up the energy and enthusiasm. (Remember when one could blame the Fotomat for not developing one’s vacation pictures in a timely fashion? Now we just have to admit that we’re too lazy to move them from our phone to our laptop.)
Let’s see. What else? There was that haircut I got a few weeks ago. Ummm … and I had to take my slacks to the cleaners. And … let’s see …. I got the oil changed in my car.
Hmmm … what else? It seems like there was something.
I moved my daughter 1500 miles away across the country so she could start her new job.
I knew there was something!
One day I’m sitting on the beach with my feet in the surf, trying not to think about sharks, flesh eating bacteria, or jellyfish. The next day I’m loading five metric tons of clothing, books, cat toys, and furniture into a ten-foot rental truck and hitting the open road. (By the way, four of those metric tons were about fifteen flat-packs of unasssembled furniture from Ikea. I’m pretty sure when scientists finally discover what is at the center of black holes, they will find an Ikea flat-pack.)
What a week it was! Driving a groaning rental truck up and down the sides of the mountains in Tennessee and Virginia, dodging runaway semi trucks (or … at least … they appeared to be runaway trucks judging by their high rate of speed), hitting bumps guaranteed to reduce boxes of laminated particle-board to so much sawdust, assembling said sawdust into something resembling furniture, flying home in a state of exhaustion and stupefaction. Then returning to work the very next day.
So, think of this post as my note from home that goes something like, “Please excuse Biff from his past 3 weeks of posts. He has been running a fever. And frankly we’re not even sure he belongs to us.”