After driving around for what seems like forever over the past 2 days, I am finally back home. Some good things happened, some not-so-good things happened.
* My sister's affairs are finally in order.
My pop and sis both thanked me up and down for being able to show up, help out and do what I could. I have sore bones everywhere from moving furniture to prove it. (grin)
* Massachusetts driving still sucks.
Although I don't mind driving in Massachusetts most of the time, I was unaware that both 290 and 495 are chewed up and under heavy construction in certain places. On 290, both sides have a point where 3 lanes go to 2 (they don't ordinarily) due to construction. And it's always fun to see a flashing large-LED sign that states (literally) "NO BREAKDOWN LANE" followed by "DO NOT STOP". Fun fun fun.
* I got a ticket.
My first traffic ticket in at least 5 or 6 years, for "Failing to Yield". Yeah, failing to yield. Here's what happened: I was merging on to the highway. A "Y" merges into one road at the beginning of the ramp. Some lady in a minivan (of course,) moves to the ramp. I move to the ramp. She has one side, I have the other. I am on the side that is supposed to yield to the other lane. I slow down because I saw her there. The lady in the minivan hesitates and gases, stops, gases, stops. I said "screw this I don't wanna get hit" and gunned it and flew past her to get on the highway. She blares her horn (of course). Next thing I know I see flashing lights in my rear view mirror. Grr.. Yes, I broke the law. Yes, I got a ticket. Yes, I will pay the fine. But I'd rather pay for a ticket that get t-boned by some idiot lady in a minivan which would in turn cost a helluva lot more than a ticket.
* North is not gonna happen
I found out over the course of the past 2 days that nothing is going to happen up North. I was planning on moving there sometime in the future, but it doesn't look like that will occur, so I will be staying in Connecticut for the time being.
* A return to the spiritual
At this point in my life I am going to concentrate more on something I've been neglecting for far too long which is my spiritual roots. Say what you will; maybe it sounds a bit hokey but I like to do the astrological thing. No I don't go around dressing in robes or burning bonfires in the middle of the night. It's just a belief structure. Some people got religion, I got spirituality. One of the happiest times of my life was when I was deep into spirituality. Life made sense and it had purpose. I want to return to that mode of thinking again (I've already started, actually).
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