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Do I Expect Too Much?

Maybe I’m just becoming a fuddy duddy.  I don’t know.  For the past few days the two track to our West has been extremely busy.  Not the people way back going to and from on their daily route but about three trucks at any given time, chainsaws going and just a bunch of people hanging around.  We have five acres and where they have set themselves up is just beyond the house and backyard.  For starters I’m not really comfortable with people I don’t know partying just beyond our yard.  I don’t know them or what may or may not happen at their evening bonfire.  I am very territorial.  Second I prefer the solitude.  We have five acres that are very peaceful and quiet.  I can play with the kids or just sit and stare at the sky.  No revving truck engines as they haul down the two track.  No cranking of the music with questionable lyrics (one song was vulgar names for private body parts… I am no prude but I am not going to blare that for everyone to hear).  I enjoy the quiet.  Yes I do play my music loud sometimes but there is no one to hear it because our neighbors are far enough away.

I enjoy bonfires and the like with friends.  They did pack up once dark hit and they got better with the music.  But I am still not comfortable with the whole situation.  Am I being too paranoid?  Am I being a fuddy duddy?  I don’t know.  It will be interesting to see what the weekend brings.  Not that I will see much of it.  I have the event I’m covering for the paper this weekend and it is all three days.  (I need to make sure they know no article will be written until Tuesday.)

I have pulled out yet another of my favorite books on writing looking desperately for inspiration, Ray Bradbury’s Zen and the Art of Writing.  It has been a long time since I have had it out.  My copy is old enough that it talks of him in the present tense.  (That got me thinking of all of the great authors I lost in my lifetime… there are so many.)  I forgot how eternally optimistic the man was.  Always a fun big kid.  He never lost that in his writing.  I notice I have.  I didn’t realize it until I read the introduction last night.  So one more thing to work on and strive for.  I am going to read and try to get some writing done today.  I should come up with a game plan for this weekend.  I’ve never been to one of these MC events.  I know there will be music and adult beverage (no one under 21 allowed) but beyond that nada.  I don’t know if I’m going on my own or not either.  Chris may or may not go and I don’t know if I should invite someone to go with me or not.  Hell I don’t even know if I have to pay to get in!  It will defiantly be interesting!

One last thing before I sign off.. So Stella did the cutest damn thing last night!  We are in bed and the kids are settling in.  I have a bunch of blankets on the bed for when we get cold.  Stella leaned back and grabbed one in her mouth and pulled it over herself!  It was so adorable!  (Yes I am that Mom lol.)

Side note: Still no doors on the garage.  No one has showed up yet today.  I do have three rather large trucks that look like they are from the County Road Commission parked to the East in front of our property.   I’m not sure what is going on there.  I will be making a phone call to our contractor to see why no one is here.  He has today and tomorrow to finish the garage.

I will add pics.  Cheers!  Have a great day!



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