• Everyday Stuff
  • Fall is sort of peaking its head out.

    It’s been a really warm September over all. We had a few cooler days but mostly in the high teens and 20’s (Celsius) which is higher then normal for this time of year. It’s been beautiful though and I am not complaining. In some places the leaves are starting to change now near the end of September but other areas are still so green. It’s like living in two worlds.

    Since I spent a good chunk of September sick I did not get out a lot with my camera. However I did a few weekends ago go to Oak Island like I mentioned before. It made me sicker for a day or two after but I am glad I still went. I was able to take some pictures but really nothing has changed much since last time I was there. It was still a nice drive there and nice walk through the island to the money pit. [...]

  • Everyday Stuff
  • Three Autumn Quotes

    When I think of Autumn I think of pumpkins, and ghouls and goblins and little children trick-or-treating. I think of  the leaves changing, of bundling up to stay warm and the crisp cool air. To me no one can describe autumn as well as these three author and poets.

    The autumn wind is a pirate. Blustering in from sea with a rollicking song he sweeps along swaggering boisterously. His face is weather beaten, he wears a hooded sash with a silver hat about his head… The autumn wind is a Raider, pillaging just for fun.
    ~ Steve Sabol

    A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long.
    ~ E.E. Cummings

    There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!
    ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley [...]

  • Everyday Stuff
  • Autumn and Halloween

    Just a short post… I am really looking forward to this Autumn and to the Halloween season. I am looking forward to the cooler weather, sweaters and adventures. I love to hike and walk around in the fall much better then in the summer. I can taste hot chocolate on a cool day already. I just can’t wait. I am ready for summer to be over!

  • Work Related
  • The hassle of getting around

    Tomorrow will start week #4 on crutches. I am still really babying my leg. I am scared to put too much weight on it because I can’t handle the pain when my knee gives way or the sharp pain in my knee when I bear too much weight on it. The majority of the pain I was experiencing at rest when not moving or putting weight on my leg is gone, which is good.

    I am learning the hard way that my work place is not so accessible to people with disabilities. It seems as though it is, a number of doors have the automatic door buttons, there is 2 elevators, a larger stall in the bathroom, etc. But there is more to it then meets the eye.

    For example, of the doors with automatic door buttons, only three out of 6 that I go through on a day to day basis have the button and only one of which actually fully works. The other 2 you have to move to the side of the door to press the button and they only open about 1 out of 5 times on their own, the other 4 times you have to then move to the door and pull on it then the automatic  part takes over and they open the rest of the way. They (the buttons) are on the correct side at least, it is not behind the door as the ones upstairs are… seriously, wtf? [...]