39|2013 A Journey (October 14 – 20, 2013)

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Now that the mornings stay dark for my journey to work, I get to see the Skydance Pedestrian Bridge lights.  So, one morning this week I left a few minutes early and used my nice camera to take some photos of it.  It is really mesmerizing to watch the slow changes from one color to the next.  I can’t decide which color I like the best though.

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We bought a safe that Keith bolted to the concrete floor of our home this week.  Our hope is that this is a good place to keep our external backup drives, which are loaded with family photos and videos, so that they are somewhat protected from inclement weather such as tornados or floods.

Our sweet Purrkins had a rough week.  He went to the vet on Wednesday and the doctor determined that he needed to spend time in the hospital due to pancreatitis, renal damage and dehydration.  After spending two nights in the vet hospital he came home Friday night feeling much better but he still seems weak.  Saturday was Purrkins’ 16th birthday and he got lots of hugs, kisses and happy birthday wishes.  He’ll go back to the vet later next week for a checkup.  We aren’t sure how the rest of  his journey will be.

On Saturday Keith helped his long-time friend move.  They rented a U-Haul, loaded it up and drove it to the town they’re moving to.  Keith came home tired but enjoyed writing lyrics  about his day.  He wrote them using the tune of East Bound and Down, which was sung by Jerry Reed in the movie Smokey and the Bandit.

East bound and down, loaded up and truckin’,
I’m gonna do what they say can’t be done.
I’ve got the Marshall’s to haul, all but the dog,
I’m east bound, just watch ol’ “Keithy” run.

I’ve got my foot hard on the pedal. I’ll never mind the brakes.
This ol’ road just makes this U-Haul kind of shake,
Marylin’s got her kitchen gear and Stan a ton of books,
small wonder that the twins are out of state.

East bound and down, loaded up and truckin’,
I’m gonna do what they say can’t be done.
I’ve got the Marshall’s to haul, all but the dog,
I’m east bound, just watch ol’ “Keithy” run.

Marilyn and Stan have begun a fussin’,
And they look for to me to be the referee,
I’m slugging Robitussin; they start to hear me cussin’,
Very soon my labor won’t be free.

“East bound and down, loaded up and truckin’,
I’m gonna do what they say can’t be done.
I’ve got the Marshall’s to haul, all but the dog,
I’m east bound, just watch ol’ “Keithy” run.

If you’re like me you need to watch the relevant portion of the movie and hear the song to fully appreciate Keith’s lyrics, so push play on video below:

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About kbea831

I love collecting family stories and photos.

Posted on October 21, 2013, in Family, Pet, Photography and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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