Summer of 2017 – Part 1

When I started this blog, I promised to myself that I will not turn it into a diary of my daily activities.  However this summer a few unplanned activities had provided me some photo opportunities that I would like to share with my readers.  Readers beware, this is not a post about poetry. So if you decide to proceed no further, I will understand.  I never claimed to be a good narrator or a writer of prose. So the description below may come out flat and boring. My apologies.

PART 1: June 15, 2017 : Thursday:

I was hoping that the kids were to be picked up from their dorms by Saturday morning only.  Even before the summer had actually started, days were getting really warm and I was not looking forward to this duty.  Suddenly on Thursday morning, I was told that the kids would need to be picked up by 8:00 PM latest by Thursday night as the dorms would close for summer by Friday 12:00 noon. To make matter worse, we could not be there before 2:00 PM as they had finals.  So there we were in two cars ( for two kids ), hoping that everything would be packed before hand and we should be able to start back before the traffic starts.  Well, we hoped.  Estimated two hours turned out to be nearly five hours, with last minute packing, cleaning, locking room keys inside the room, elevators that took an eternity to come up ( or down) and other events that I would not bore my readers with.  And then I hurt my back helping my son carry a most unwieldy load from the elevator to one of the car.  When we had dropped them in their dorms nine months back, everything was loaded in one car.  How can one accumulate so much stuff in nine months is beyond my comprehension.

To make matter short, I cooled off my heels sitting under a tree, enjoying a cool breeze from the ocean while my wife helped my daughter in packing up.  I took this opportunity to take some photos and sharing  these here.

And this visitor from the wild enticed, enticed by a girl with some food.

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To be continued.

©All photographs in this post were taken by the author.  Readers are free to use with proper acknowledgement to the author.

World:Week Thirty Four of My Fifty Two Weeks Journey with the Letter ” W”

Last week was a very hectic week for us. My son and daughter started college. There move in days were different, so we had to go on two different days to drop them.  Monday early morning my eldest son left for his college ( he is a graduate student ) and suddenly we found ourselves as members of empty nesters’ club. Tomorrow morning my better half is going on vacation for a month, so I will be alone for a month with my dog Skooby for the next one month.  That will surely be a new experience after a long long time.

With so much going on, I did not have any time to think about what I was going to write for my Wednesday post.  I was going to come home a bit early to help with the last minute packing but somebody up there must have other thoughts.  Traffic was horrible, as if everybody had decided to go home early from work.  As I was sitting there for the traffic to move, got a frantic call that Skooby had an accident.  After I was able to calm her down, I was able to gather that the accident was not physical but he pooped on the living room carpet.  I breathed a sigh of relief but spent nearly an hour and half cleaning and deodorizing the carpet after a hour long drive to reach home.

As you may have gathered by now, my plan of writing a post for this Wednesday  was derailed by the time I was free to sit in front of my computer to even think of writing.  I can only think “What has this world come to” and voila! the word for week thirty four of my fifty two weeks journey with the letter “W” literally fell on my lap.  Now to finish my writing and poem before the clock strikes twelve.  World, here I come.


This post is in response to Write Anything Wednesday-Sept-21-2016 sponsored by Writerish Ramblings