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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Am I Invisible?

I'm coming up to an overpass to the Interstate and a car sitting at the off ramp stop sign pulls out in front of me, maybe 50 ft of distance, I hit the brakes and being the good person I am I refrain from waving at him or yelling a spicy refrain at him. I remain calm and go on my merry way. I did wonder why the guy didn’t see me, I drive a fairly good size car and it isn’t red. I read somewhere the color red is difficult to see, not sure where who came up with that idea because I have never had trouble seeing red or the color for that matter. Another instance, I can be standing at a counter wanting to pay for something, the money is in my hand where the clerk can see it and nothing, no acknowledgment of my presence at all. And Sarah wonders why I don’t like to go shopping.

We had a good weekend, we went to visit my mother, she had her 86th birthday last Friday, and so we went down for the day on Saturday. Sarah cut her hair and then she wanted to go to Wal-Mart and the Ben Franklin store. The town where mom lives is a small town so when we go to Wal-Mart I like to look around and see what is different from the stores in Des Moines, so far I haven’t found any difference, I don’t expect to find any difference but I don’t like to shop so it gives me something to do. The Ben Franklin store's redeeming value in my eyes is the fact they carry bulk candy, primarily bridge mix. I remember buying this type of candy by the ounce; I did not have much money, back when I was a kid. It is a variety of chocolates and I really do like it. For sake of not gaining too much weight it is a good thing we don’t go in there very often.

Sunday it got hot, low 90’s, so we did not do much, stayed indoors. Sarah did laundry and I got our finances all caught up to date. I did some reading and watched a bit of TV. Nothing real exciting going on at our house.

This week is a short week at work; we get off at 1:00 pm on Friday for the Memorial weekend, so Sarah and I are heading for Omaha right after work. We will get to see the kids this weekend and we go to Wisconsin the following weekend and get to see the kids there. It will be fun, Mason is going to have a baseball game, and I am looking forward to that.

I am going to try and take some pictures this weekend and maybe I will put some on here. Until then….Dreams Do Come True.

1 comment:

Janie and John said...

Ken, we were just in Omaha. Do you stay with family or go to a campsite? Just wondering if you have any campground suggestions. I have a good friend who lives there that I like to visit.