I have no idea what church this is in Baltimore, it's just one that I saw while sitting at a stoplight while on my way to someplace and I snapped a quick picture of it. I could probably drive around Baltimore for days just taking pictures of steeples and spires and still not get them all!
Last night just before midnight Amanda and I drove up to the top of Plain Hill Road here in Norwich to find a dark place to watch a bit of the meteor shower. We saw a few but I think we saw more planes; apparently Norwich is directly underneath a very busy flight pattern!
In an unexpected turn of events, Jamie will be flying up this way on Monday rather than after the end of the month as I had expressly desired. Rather than come here and deal with the whole drama of Amanda's last two weeks before college, she's going to stay with my son and daughter-in-law at their home in Rhode Island until after August 28th.
I am eternally grateful to Mike and Laura for not just taking Jamie in but also for being able to pick her up at the airport in Providence as my ex booked her on a flight without consulting with me first as to my availability to pick her up and she's flying in smack in the middle of my 16-hour shift on Monday.
I could do a lot more mumbling and grumbling about the whole thing but he reads my blog and I've already been accused of bad-mouthing him all the time and telling untruths so I'm not going to say another thing about it other than I hope Jamie has a safe flight, manages to find her connecting flight in Philadelphia, and doesn't get too bored waiting there for 3 hours. And yes, I'm biting my tongue!
On a completely different note, I'm going to ask all of you for prayers and good thoughts & wishes for my blogging and real-life friend Callie Ann who has been in the hospital for what was supposed to be a short stay but which has turned into a lot longer and a lot more complicated stay. She originally went in for pneumonia but ended up being put on a ventilator and now her kidneys are failing, too. Her friends have been keeping us updated on Facebook but it hasn't been good news so far so I'd appreciate if you'd all send up a prayer or a good thought or whatever it is that you do when folks are in need because Callie Ann could use them all. She's a true nut and a wonderful gal and I'm real worried about her.
My cousin and I had a nice trip over to Newport, Rhode Island yesterday to check out Fort Adams (which I thought had more of a Civil War history but was wrong about). I've got lots of pictures - as if I didn't! - and will get around to doing a post one of these days once I finish up Baltimore - which may take awhile at the rate I'm going!
That was my first trip to Newport and honestly, I wasn't all that impressed but that's probably because I'm just not into places that are crammed with tourists. I think if I ever go over again I'd like to do so during the off-season. I wonder if this means I'm turning into an unsociable curmudgeon?
Tonight I'm planning on being quite sociable as Amanda and I have been invited up to my friend and much-appreciated handyman Andrew's house for a cook-out. He's doing chicken, squash, and corn on the grill and that sounds delicious! Amanda doesn't like squash or corn but that's okay - I'll eat her share! Hmm, I wonder if I can talk him into letting me try one of the Yuengling ales I brought back up from Baltimore for him??
I hope everyone has a nice Saturday wherever you are and whatever you're doing!