Ugh - The Equinox is this week. I really do not like it when the days are shorter than the nights. At least with my office closed, I no longer have to drive home in the dark at five o’clock. I do not think there is anything more depressing.
This weekend, Squeaky and I went to Knoxville to visit Fang. He is doing really well at school. He has a good network of friends, and AFROTC seems to be providing a good support system. His roommate apparently spends most nights at his girlfriend’s, so Squeaky got to spend Friday night in the dorm. Aside from the communal bathroom, he enjoyed it. Saturday, Fang used one of his free passes, so Squeaky could eat at the dining hall for breakfast. That is one hell of a spread there. It beats the pants off the dining hall at NC State in the late eighties. We all hung out, and Fang showed us where all his classes were. We watched the pre-football parade (which was rather impressive), had some lunch on the strip, and the two of them played Mario Cart. I think they had missed each other. Saturday night, I took them and Fang’s roommate to dinner at an Indian restaurant which was highly recommended by our next door neighbor. Like usual, they did not steer us wrong. Squeaky and I dropped them off and headed back to our hotel, where we collapsed and slept hard. Sunday morning, we took Fang to McDonald’s for breakfast. That is his second favorite breakfast place, after Bojangles. We jumped in the car and drove home. In the rain. For three and a half hours.
Mrs Magill was contacted by the local Community Theater. They had found out that she had sound experience and I had electrical and stage manager experience. The PSM for their current production had just lost both her parents to Covid. We were going to meet with the AD last night, but she had to cancel because she has pneumonia. Red Flags galore. We’ll meet via Zoom later this week. Unless they have a serious Covid protocol in place, I’ll have to take a hard pass.
I’m listening to the rain come down outside, and I am over it. I wish there were a way to send it out west where it is needed.
I hope everyone has a good week.