Chaos, then quiet..

Today was a Work From Home Thursday for me.  Both of my immediate supervisors had the day off.  And, the traffic heading south towards the Jersey Shore is usually bad the Thursday and Friday before a holiday weekend. That certainly is enough incentive for me to work from home.  The past two days I took my lunch to the beach to shoot pictures of the beaches in several Monmouth County towns. Today for lunch? I stayed home and had a bowl of stone crab soup with my DW. We bought the stone crab soup from Keys Fisheries in Marathon, Fl. There were nice chunks of stone crab meat in the soup. And the soup was not too peppery.  Often we have found that pre-made “home-made” soups have a lot of pepper. I like the pepper, my DW, not so much.

My driving today was just one lap around the block. No, not just keep in practice. The town truck came by this morning to collect the tree branches that we stacked on the curb a few weeks back. The driver asked me to move one of the cars from in front of the house so that they could get the truck nearer to the brush pile.  Dinner tonight was chaos. DS1 arrived just as dinner was hitting the table. He backed his “red truck” into the drive without any incidents. The truck is full of trees that need to be delivered tomorrow morning.

Around the table for the first time since maybe Christmas were all the boys and us. It was loud. We (DW and I) usually eat alone since DS1 gets home late. So dinner is a quiet, relaxed, how was your day, kind of event. Tonight was closer to a MMA match. Who said what, who was where, who wanted something from the other end of the table.  I enjoyed the noise. I think the boys missed the camaraderie as well. Then, dinner was over, DS1 went to the gym, DS2 went to the high school to see a concert, and DS3 went to see a high school friend. 

No cars in the street, nobody in the cellar. Back to empty nest. Chaos to empty nest in 5 minutes. Wow!

Here are a few pictures from around the house tonight.  Enjoy!


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