A Brief Update.
This has been a terrible week all around. Look at the news, if you dare. On a personal level it has been day after day of “just get through today”. As dismal as it’s been there were a few small victories, and some of the losses not as devastating as they might have been. The weather has made it excessively unpleasant as it continues to precipitate in various forms depending on whether the temperature is above or below freezing. Ice everywhere. Dangerous conditions. Wednesday morning saw the main (and only) highway through town shut at both ends due to accidents, one of which was fatal.
The good part is that I don’t have to go anywhere. The bad part is I can’t go anywhere; the last window of opportunity to get wood closed up as the sunshine vanished from the end-of-the-week forecast. Since it’s been cold we’ve been burning more wood and I’ve been splitting it when I can. Could have done with that one last row in the shed, but it’s not going to happen now.
I had words with the gov’t rep and since he was not the youngster looking to make points that started the mess we were able to come to an agreement. It will still cost me money, but not as much as it could have. And I have a couple of years in which to comply. Good, because this is not weather for working in.
October is almost over. November … well the start of the second American Civil War looms. No matter which way the election goes there will be violence as a result. Extremism has replaced rational thinking, and popular opinion has taken the place of facts. Welcome to the new world disorder. It’s like the imagined secret cabal that controls everything set out with a goal to make changes without making improvements and only causing damage. Wait a minute! Does that me Mark Zuckerberg is running the world? Or is Farcebook just a mirror of the unreality around us? (Their site has gone completely bonkers on me, never staying stable in its interface for more than a few minutes at a time. I’m not even trying to use it anymore.)
As I said there has been no sun and there is no promise of it really. The idea of buying the Canon 5D has vanished with the money to do so and the fact the price got jacked up again. Follow the Zen.
Anyway, here are some pictures. Two each from the Canon, the Nikon, and the Lumix(!). These images have just been sitting around on their respective SD cards for awhile because there’s no way of taking decent photos in the dross outside.