Today is Wednesday but it feels like Friday. I usually work Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3 PM to 11 PM then I have off Friday and the weekend and don't go back to work until the following Wednesday. I like that cycle, two nights a week then five days off. Perfect for me. I still want to work but not full time.
I go back to work next Wednesday only then next Friday, my co-worker Monica picks me up at 4 AM (!) and transports me to the Philadelphia International airport for my 7:29 AM flight to Buffalo, New York. Pat will pick me up in Buffalo and we'll enter Canada by way of Niagara Falls. Then the next two weeks I drive Pat crazy in his minimalist house complaining that he doesn't have air conditioning or all the other creature comforts that I have accustomed myself to the past 72 years (get ready Pat). Pat's worried that I'll freak out. I'm not. Seriously, I think I'll do just fine. If Toronto does get a massive heat wave, I can always retreat to a hotel.
Summer continues down here in coastal Delaware. Every day the vehicles stream down Route One in the shimmering heat (and rain last week), seeking to "get away from it all" at the edge of the continent in Rehoboth Beach. Hello Atlantic Ocean!
The video at the beginning of this blog I took on June 22nd, before the big onslaught of vacationers to our beaches. I won't dare go to Rehoboth Beach now until at least after Labor Day. Last Saturday when I went to work traffic was backed up about six miles from Rehoboth Beach. Thank goodness I was able to turn off on New Road to my job in Lewes, three miles north of Rehoboth Beach.
So folks, I'm just about ready for my big trip to Canada. I have my passport, I got my haircut today, I'll color my beard tonight. Now for the BIG decision . . . . . what to wear. Pat's telling me to minimize it. But you know me, an outfit for ever occasion. This is going to be tough folks. I think I got it down to a week's worth of underwear and socks, one pair of short pants, one pair of long pants, two pullovers, two short sleeve shirts, one long sleeve shirt, and my toiletries. Oh, and my Macbook Pro laptop. And of course I'm taking my cameras (Flip video, Cannon Sureshot and my ever ready iPhone.) I think I got my bases covered folks. Here we go!
|Before haircut this morning|
|After haircut this morning|