Well hello, Thursday! The temps are predicted to climb into the mid to upper 50's today. Skies will be overcast, but not much in the way of precipitation. We got most of that yesterday. Lots of snow fell and melted, and drizzle, and just rain at times. Had the temps been colder we'd have had much snow, in the end we got a mixed bag.
I'm having breakfast with my brother this morning. I'm giving him an old mantel clock that had belonged to our grandparents. Normally, there would be a lot of value in something that had been hand made over a century ago. Unfortunately, my parents made the decision to have the clock refinished. Yeeeee Gads! What ever value it had was sanded off. The original wood on the back was replaced with a piece of wall paneling. Ouch! It's just taking up space, so I'm giving it to him, maybe in about 4 or 5 hundred years it will be worth something again.
And, speaking of mixed bags... I went to see The Batman last evening, and sat through all 2 hours and 56 minutes. I had other issues besides the fact that the film was way too long. Part of the Batman mystique is the conflict between Bruce Wayne and his alter ego. Out of that film, Bruce Wayne is only in the film for maybe 15 minutes at best. The movie gets real artsy with lighting in portraying the Dark Knight, so at times color disappears, and sometimes light disappears completely and you're left watching bright flashes of gunfire on a black screen. Every body talks slowly and there are a lot of long, lingering scenes. Had they cut out about 45 minutes of moody inaction, this would play much better. Pattison is sort of okay if you don't mind a lead who is always frowning. I'm serious when I say The Batman is a mixed bag of disjointed scenes.