Memorial Day or Decoration Day is one of my favorite times of the year. I am by myself on these holidays as the children are of course, grown and gone so it's not that I am making a big hoopla here, but I am quietly enjoying the meaning and history of the day. My biggest favorite holiday outside of Christmas of course is the 4th of July. I look forward to that with anticipation every year. If I'm fortunate, someone is here and I can fire up the grill. But aside from that, it is purely the history of that day that captures me and makes me so happy. I am very patriotic.
Me and the 50mm lens are still going round and round but I manage a few pictures here and there. I am so used to the long lens that this seems like a pain in the neck since I have to LEARN something again. The other lens may be back from repair in 3 to 4 weeks.
The horribly expensive new heat and air system is SO much BETTER than the old 15 year old one that was replaced. Man, I never knew what good circulation of air was until this unit was installed. I love the programmable thermostat too. Just set it as they say, and forget it. (unless you change your wee mind).
Oh..I bought something I thought the youngest could use (I was wrong it turns out..very wrong) and took it all the way out there where he lives as a surprise. Well, word to the wise. Never drink 17 oz. of water right before you leave especially if you have shopped for a not-needed surprise and several other things. The time involved to rid oneself of the water is legion. The trip was a bust. He didn't need what I bought and I was wishing I were home for a minute. So all that for nothing but, stuff happens.