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The Perfect Drive

Posted on 2007.09.11 at 14:52
Current Location: 75070
Current Music: Goldsmith - Timeline/The 13th Warrior

My wife says, "It's cool outside this morning," when she returns from taking the garbage out. As far as I know, she means not 100-degrees.

But seriously, its been a mild Summer for Texas. We've only been in the hundreds a couple of days out of the entire season. That makes for a good Summer. And of course we don't have the humidity of STL. Egads!

I keep a squeegee in my car to remove the condensation from my windows overnight while the car warms up (the garage still has boxes from moving in it - soon, I hope to be able to actually park in the garage) but that wasn't necessary today. The windows were clear, the sky was gray, it was beautiful and cool.

Autumn has arrived. Haydn Symphony 101 (The Clock) in the CD player, and for the first time since I bought the car, windows down! What a gorgeous drive into work!

When drax0r arrived we spent time at the memorial as we do every year. Excepting last year when he visited for me at my behest. And honestly, the first year was completely by accident. We were working late on some servers, it was dark out, the rest of the plant had left for the day and we had an hour or so waiting for a RAID group to rebuild or something along those lines. We were outside, just walking around and the next thing you know we're at the memorial. As we were standing out there midnight rolled around and we were there thinking, "Wow." We go back every year.

This year the weather was perfect. Fall is here. I have the rest of my life before me, starting this moment.


Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-09-11 19:55 (UTC) (Link)
I assume that this is a 9/11 memorial but the picture is a bit blurry. Could you elaborate (perhaps in an edit) about the memorial for those of us not in Texas?
ehowton at 2007-09-11 20:36 (UTC) (Link)
drax0r and I met one of the men on the plaque. He died in one of the planes which hit the Twin Towers.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-09-11 20:48 (UTC) (Link)
I will observe a moment of silence in his honor.
(Anonymous) at 2007-09-11 20:11 (UTC) (Link)
It was beautiful today. As I was racing from one location to another to accomplish my "list", i realized that I should be enjoying the beauty of today. Perhaps next week will be beautiful too!

ehowton at 2007-09-11 20:36 (UTC) (Link)
I want to spend the rest of my day outdoors. I think I'll leave work early.
galinda822 at 2007-09-11 20:37 (UTC) (Link)
I have the rest of my life before me, starting this moment.

Glad to see you're in a much cheerier mood. :)

STL is finally enjoying some cool weather too. The rain has stopped, it was 60 degrees driving in this morning - current temp. is 76 degrees, the sun is shining and a wonderful breeze is blowing! It's heavenly!!!!
ehowton at 2007-09-11 23:55 (UTC) (Link)
Your weather sounds delightful as well. I just hope ours is here to stay. I'd so enjoy driving to work tomorrow morning with the windows down again.
galinda822 at 2007-09-12 03:07 (UTC) (Link)
I love fall weather - being able to drive with the windows down, opening up the house to enjoy the coolness!

It always lightens my mood for some reason.
texas_tangent at 2007-09-12 14:06 (UTC) (Link)
Sooo did you drive to work with the windows down today? I'll let you copy my Cd. Trip is one hard to find CD the others are ok. The very first CD however is out of print.

If I reply to your response do you get the message that I responded?
ehowton at 2007-09-12 15:51 (UTC) (Link)

Thanks! And as I mentioned, I've got allthe Loreena McKennitts except Nights from the Alhambra.

Aye, Eye, I do.
irulan_amy at 2007-09-11 20:39 (UTC) (Link)
Only over 100 a couple of days?

Grr, I'm jealous. It cooled down here all last week. To the point that I had to get a heavy blanket out of the closet.

Then yesterday, back to boiling.

*whine, bitch, moan*

I think that is the most beautiful rock I've ever seen.
ehowton at 2007-09-11 23:52 (UTC) (Link)
We've enjoyed a mild Summer...for Texas.

The rock is placed on a concrete pad on a curved footpath surrounded by smooth, white egg-shaped stones. Its adorned on either side by a flowering bush with a tree adjacent each of them, lit from below.

The plaque is bronze and has oxidized the rock on which it is attached, giving the illusion that it is weeping.
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