Dry roads? I’ll take it!

jackgunDry roads. Brilliant sunshine (of the kind that makes you feel warm in your vee-hickle even though it’s something like 11 degrees out). Coffee / breakfast with my “son” [facebook calls her that even though her fb name is Lizzy and she is a girl albeit a powerful one] at the neighborhood coffee-shop in the neighborhood upscale grokkery store. Not that the neighborhood is all that upscale. Maybe you saw the Blue and Only Bathroom yesterday… Big grin…

So, I received a bunch of photos of the Veteran Greenhorns today via snail mail from a McNaughton friend that I grew up with and probably doesn’t know about this blahg. I was ecstatic about these photos. I *think* my dad was still in high school when this photo was taken. That was waaayyy before I was born, in the 1930s or so. I don’t want to go into this in any kind of detail but it took my parents 11 years before they had their first child. Meeeee. I have said this before here. The Commander was married at the age of 22 and they didn’t have meeeee until she was 33. They had some pretty good fun in the intervening years although I am pretty sure they were happy to [eventually] have meeeee. In her later years, the Comm would often say something like, “Just remember, you were a wanted child.” I knew that but my response to it was always something like, “I may have been a wanted child but I’m not sure I turned out quite like what you wanted.” I don’t think I exactly did but I think she thought I turned out okay and we would always laugh about that or at least I did.

We are getting toward the end of January and the dern SUN was out in full force today. I almost didn’t need to turn on the heat in the Ninja on the way home today. The roads were dry. The roads were not dry for most of last winter. Those who clear the roads didn’t get the job done after the first snowfalls and then everything froze. Just try to scrape up a layer of ice off the road at zero temps. Not gonna happen. A lot of us here in southeast Michigan have PTSD just thinking about last winter. But we will cope and continue on.

3 Responses to “Dry roads? I’ll take it!”

  1. Sam Says:

    Love that Jack photo; Comm loved you very much & thought you “turned out” far better than merely okay. Tip o’whine to both of ya, and hugs….

  2. Margaret Says:

    Very debonair–thought he was a movie star until I read your post. 🙂 We’ve had three days of unbelievable 60+ degrees and sun. Unfortunately, the students are acting like it’s already May.

  3. Jay Says:

    Looks like Jim, or Jim looks like this photo