I've also been told I have little tact, so if this offends you simply ride on.

Saturday, November 30, 2019


Oh, dear Lord!  I stepped on the scale this morning!!!
Actually, it wasn't that bad.  Nothing more than a 1.3 lb increase that will be temporary at best.  Of course, there's more food today at work.  It's meatball sub day!  Now, let me be perfectly honest, while I loved the Tacos we had yesterday... anything Italian hits the spot.  This is interesting because my ancestry is French, German, and Irish, (the Irish is definitely the source of my impatient temperament, no doubt).  No doubt tomorrow's weigh-in will represent more of a temporary increase.
Yesterday was busy, evening in the Flooring Department.  Lots of people buying... junk.  The morning, after I to work was rather slow, but business picked up in the afternoon.  In the past we had most of business in the morning and then a serious slowdown in the afternoon.  Sales were fairly good.  Let me tell you, I was glad to leave.  I have tomorrow off, and I'm glad for that.
Every morning, when my alarm goes off, I'm treated to news headlines.  Today I heard one from Faux News questioning whether the impeachment process was beginning to backfire on the Democrats.  I think that's a desperation message for the Conservative Base, giving them something to grasp onto as their world continues to collapse.  I think we all realize the Senate is never going to vote to impeach the Idiot Jerk in the White House.  To do that, would be to admit their own culpability, their or crimes and misdemeanors.  The main job of this entire process is to continually erode his base, slowly whittle them down until the numbers going to the polls represent nothing but failure.  So far, from everything thing I've seen, that seems to be working well.
In my first book the pivotal chapter was 'Meeting with Morris,' in which Eli confronts his father.  I've been told the tension in that chapter is palpable.  In "The Body in the Tower," the pivotal chapter was 'Splish Splash,' where Eli and Max get to see first hand the hacked security footage of the murder in the Eiffel Tower.  For the past 2 weeks I've been working on a chapter called 'Bend in the River,' the pivotal chapter in The Body in the Well.  I'm having a grand old time.  As you might suspect, it does take place at... a bend in the river, the Uncompahgre to be precise.  There is an old wooden trestle bridge.  And Bobby Tussel discovers what cold, mountain waters do to certain parts of the male anatomy (I do like my humor, you know?).  Anyway, I've been looking for pics which show trestle bridges at bends in rivers... which has turned up some interesting photos.  Here's one:

And here's another:

The first provides an idea of what the bridge looks like, the second what the environment looks like today.  The big difference is the trees along the Uncompahgre are mostly conifers.

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