Some people had a 3-day weekend. Due to the 4th of July landing on a Saturday, they got Friday off. Mostly government workers. Who are all still mostly working from home anyway. Don’t get me started on the bureaucracy. 🤬 Moving on…
Or not. Because stupid people. As mentioned, the 4th was Saturday. That’s the USA’s “birthday.” Most municipalities have, in the past, done massive fireworks displays. This year, due to Covid, not so much. Also, around here, fireworks are illegal within the city limits–selling, buying, in possession of, and setting them off. The cops won’t do much and the fire department has to respond when some idiot sets his yard (or his neighbor’s house) on fire. The news here has been full of warnings: Drought conditions, high fire danger, don’t forget pets freak and oh, so do many veterans with PTSD. Well, there’s a neighborhood forum and a “Karen” got on there ranting that by god, her grandkids had been put upon this year with no fun and she was going to let them shoot off fireworks–because that’s fun–come hell or highwater and veterans with PTSD, pets, and peak fire danger be damned. It would be uncivilized of me to hope for a worst case scenario but damn… The stupid people around were were still shooting them off after midnight. And they were close enough I could hear the sizzle of the sparks on the skyrockets. I’m tempted to buy an air horn and stand outside their bedroom window blowing it every night for the next week. See how they like the noise! 🤬 (I ❤ this emoticon. Just sayin'…)
In other news, our landline didn't work for over two weeks. We tried numerous times to contact our carrier's customer service but due to the stupid Covid stuff, no luck. LG finally got through and they did some "long-distance" line testing and decided to send a service dude. He was very nice. Checked the lines with his little pocket line-checker thing. Looked at all the phones (we have 4, only two of them actually a "set" but all wireless and worked fine up until recently). Lo and behold, he got a dial tone. His best guesstimate? The phones are old and when one drops off the connection, they all do. So, we bought a new system and plan to plug it directly into our gateway thingy. Good news is, the four handset version was on sale.
I listened to several books. I was still on a JD Robb relisten and then discovered that Shelly Laurenston had a novella set in her "Pride/Pack" series that I hadn't read. Horrors! How did I miss that one?!?! It was part of an anthology that had somehow slipped through the cracks. Ah well. That's been rectified and I enjoyed it so much, I'm now doing a reread of that series. Her shifters–and the few humans who are aware of their existence–are funny and snarky and I laugh as I listen to the books. I need a lot more of that right now.
Writing. Some happened. Not much. But some.
See those sentences up there? Yeah, that pretty much sums up how I was writing last week. New week starts today. I have hopes. They aren't high, but they are hopes.
TV and sports are total non-starters. I did watch a "Home Town" marathon on HGTV on Saturday. Kinda makes me want to move to Laurel, Mississippi. Kinda. But not really.
Speaking of sports, T-ball tonight! We didn't get to see Stormy last week after having him a couple of times the week before. We missed the little dickens. He has the early game and it will be hot so we'll probably leave Jake at home. That makes him sad and I'll have to remember to put everything that's edible up out of his reach–which means the top of the refrigerator. Yes, he CAN reach everything on the counters. Big dog, people. BIG dog!
I'm pretty sure other stuff happened but I don't remember at the moment. Maybe I need more coffee. Ha! Who am I kidding? I ALWAYS need more coffee. Hope y'all's week and weekend passed in good time. Share if something happened. Here's to a better week for us all! 🥰