E is officially “pre-retired” as of this past Wednesday. He’ll go back in January for 2-3 days and his exit interview. He offered that I should make him a Honey Do list. His first item was to nap all day, but he hasn’t yet completed that one (gaming got in the way).
I have several 3- and 4-day weekends planned to use up my 2020 vacation. This weekend, with Friday the 13th, was the first of those. We still want to depart Austin in the afternoon and get an additional night in the RV, so we’re still not going all that far out. Desperate for a place we haven’t been Jeepin’ Around in, we landed on Early, Texas. It’s near the geographic center of the state. Nearby towns are Brownwood, Comanche, and even one “named after” our nephew Brady.
For the whole weekend, my insomnia decided it liked mornings. I was awake by 5:30 every day. So then I was falling asleep at 9:30 like an old person. ew. I’m ready to join the ranks of the retired (I’m staying at work a little longer for reasons).
I’m also ready for this damn Pandemic to be over so we can get back to some kind of normal schedule that involves later evening activities: hanging out with friends, dancing, chatting, meeting new people, late-night campfires…you know, living!
The very good news is that there are fewer political signs, even way out in redneckville. The bad news is that only the bigot ones are still out there; they can’t seem to let go of their hate. Oh and the area doesn’t have many mask-wearing folks. We–of course–gave them a wide berth. We don’t want to catch their Herpes of Hate or Covid Cooties.