Day 258, Taking up a collection..

The formal parking ticket complaint process has run its course.  All that is left is to decide to either pay the ticket or become a scofflaw in Scranton.  As you can imagine, they denied my appeal. They know all about their parking meters, the are professional meter people. And in their professional opinion, I am a dope and being so, I deserve to donate 50 dollars to the Scranton Parking Authority. I believe in karma so one day, the shoe will be parked on the other foot. I am a patient person. No collection is needed. My oldest son paid has cell phone bill for the first time in his life. I will take that 50 dollars and send it to Scranton. I wonder if they take pennies..

On to more positive things. Today started out raining, pretty hard actually. I got to the office without any mishaps on the GSP.  Worked started off with a bang and just kept rolling all day. The next time I picked up my head it was after 2 pm. I looked outside and the sun was out. I took my sandwich and went over to the park. The plans of hot dogs and cheese burgers went on the wayside when the children ate the leftovers. I walked three more miles while eating my sandwich. The temperatures were in the low 70’s again.  Tonight my DW and I went to adult school yoga. After walking two days in a row, playing lacrosse last night and yoga tonight, I am looking forward to a good night’s sleep.

My DW worked an entire day on two cases. Through an odd series of circumstances the cases did not go off as planned and they took all day. Like I told her, it’s a day’s pay whether you bust your butt or not.  DS1 came home from his (not my girlfriends) and worked this evening. He has corralled DS3 to go out back and have a fire in the fire pit. DS3 worked out at the high school and chauffeured his mother back and forth to work so that he would have access to her van. DS2 tweeted a whole bunch today. Mostly musical stuff. He played a dulcimer at some point today and enjoyed it.

We have found another online business that we like. I like pistachio nuts and my DW likes cashews. Usually we will get them at the grocery store. The pistachios can be hit or miss depending on the time of year. We purchased both recently from www.nuts.com and are enjoying the fresh nuts. Like coffee and a few other things, paying a little more for the items can make a big difference in the taste experience. My blog does not receive anything for this endorsement. I’m just sharing a good merchant. They are located here in New Jersey so UPS ground shipping is usually a next day delivery.

Picture time. Tonight’s picture comes from 2005 when we had an inflatable Mardi Gras guy in the front year. This was years before  inflatable holiday decorations came into vogue. We were definitely ahead of the curve. Enjoy!

Namaste

Mardi Gras guy from 2005