Dreamer’s World February 13 2017 – Monday The 13th


Somehow it seems appropriate that today is the 13th day of the month and that is falls on a Monday. I will do my best to make it through the day and hope for some better rest tonight. I know that part of what is bothering me is the whole world going to hell thing and I have to remember that there is only so much that I can do about it by myself.

Since it is Monday, Hal is on his new schedule at work. I will take him to work after I am done working for the day and then go to get him after he is done. He is doing this to save more money before we move and I respect him for that. It might require a change to my own schedule in the future, but I will talk with my supervisor about that. Because Hal cannot drive after dark, it is necessary that I take him to and from work in the evening.

I suppose another factor is the waiting until we move and can finally save even more money in the new apartment. That is still almost 10 weeks away as of today. I think that Hal and I both wish that we could get the move over with much sooner. Every day here seems like an eternity since we have found the new place, but we just have to wait until late April to get away from here. That still seems like forever at a time like this. At least we know where we will end up at that time.

In the meantime I will keep going through each day here and planning for the move. I will be saving as much as I can to help cover the costs when that time arrives. We will definitely be saving after the move because our rent will be lower and so will all of the utilities.

Hal has gone to bed for a nap prior to getting ready for work. I will be all set to take him when the time arrives, until then I will be working and let him sleep.

Dreamer’s World February 13 2017 – Daily Prompt “Seriousness”


The Daily Prompt is “Seriousness”. I am instantly reminded of the possible catastrophe in Oroville, CA when I see this prompt because of the “seriousness” of the threat that is posed to life for so many people. A situation like this is nothing to joke about, but the wanna-be comedians and tragic political pundits are out in full force to make jokes or score political points on this situation.

Too often we neglect to take things seriously. To the people affected in California, this is no laughing matter. I can only imagine the upset and the fear that an event like this can cause. I cannot imagine being told that I have to leave my home due to an imminent threat due to the “seriousness” of the situation.

I hope that the dam and spillway can be repaired and tragedy averted, but it is too early to tell if that will be the case. While there are those who seek to gain their 15 seconds of internet fame as a result of this, it is heartening to see how many people have responded with kindness and support to those affected. I would like to think that I would be one of those people who offer support to those in need if a tragedy occurs in this area.

Dreamer’s World February 12 2017 – The Constant State Of Chaos


One thing that remains constant is the world is always on the verge of falling apart or blowing itself up. No matter how hard we try, there are times when we all have to take a break from the world around us. Today is that time for me. I am just tired from the past few months. Looking at apartments and thinking about the Nazi in the White House and keeping up at work have just taken their toll on me.

I wrote recently about how happy I was to have the apartment search over with. What I failed to realize was just how far down I had burned my candle. I am using today to try to rest more and relax here at home without any distractions to annoy me. I am taking a break from social media to keep the insane world out of my head for awhile. Errands will be done as I feel up to putting forth the effort, but I am not imposing any deadlines on myself right now.

I was just looking at all of the paperwork we have from all the apartments we looked at. Thankfully, I can just throw that out and not worry about shedding it because that would take almost an hour at the least. We have made our decision and we are happy with it. In about 10 weeks we will get the keys to the new apartment and be ready to start the move. I know that Hal will have most everything boxed up and ready to go well in advance of that date. I just want to get this over with and probably take a few days off work at that time to get everything in order at the new place as well as recover from the effort.

For today I have managed to change the linens on my bed, including putting on a new duvet cover. I am washing the old bedlinens while Hal is at work and taking the time to write. I have seen enough of the news via social media to keep me away from those sites today. I might make a few phone calls this afternoon and see if Hal would like to visit Five Guys to have some burgers for dinner. If not, I will find something else to have for our evening meal. The Stooges are all asleep and I envy them the ability to just lay down and instantly relax, I truly wish I had that ability myself.