Last Bit of Summer

Last Bit of Summer

I had a dream last night that not only were we dealing with the pandemic, but nazis too. Then I woke up and couldn’t get back to sleep because I realized it wasn’t all that far off from reality. A few years ago, I thought the one thing everyone could agree on was that nazis were bad.

I don’t understand how racism and mask wearing became partisan issues. To me, we’re taking the very basics of being a decent human being here. I just don’t get it.

This hasn’t been the best summer, obviously.  I’m glad we’re safe and healthy, I still have a job,  but, 2020.

Our dryer broke a few months ago and we’re still waiting for the new one to ship. I think I wrote about the bathtub breaking and calling the emergency plumber? My car needed a new alternator and our AC flooded our basement. We’re looking to replace our water heater before that decides to explore.

Salt water from the ocean seems to have killed my fitbit as well. And my phone only charges via wireless now. My phone i can live with, but I really need a new smart watch and can’t decide if I want anther fitbit or the galaxy watch. I think either will be huge on my tiny wrists.

OK, enough negativity. Owen started virtual school last week and the first day was rough, but now he really likes it. He gets super upset when he’s not called in to share (they call on him a lot) but otherwise, he’s doing great. He still wishes it was in person, he can’t really make friends this way, but he’s making the most of it. Very proud of him. He also lost his first tooth!

He filled out a thing for gymnastics about himself and said he wants to be a police officer when he grows up. A very controversial career at the moment. He just wants to catch bad guys and make the world a better place. I hope with everything that’s started this year, we’ll create a better future where he can do just that, if he still wants to. We do tell him about what’s happening in the world. We talk about racism and how some cops aren’t good guys. I don’t know how much sticks, but we’ll keep taking too him because raising good people is our most important job.

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