CharlieMC (charliemc) wrote,

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Hunting Photos...

So, I spent quite a bit of time hunting for photos of our (recently deceased) friend Mitch. I think I spent at least an hour and a half looking through digital photos (not as easy as you might think!) -- plus a couple hours (more?) beginning to search through our tons and tons of hard copy photos. In total for digital I found 76 photos. It sounds good until you realize we've know Mitch since childhood. But I'm not going to complain! We've probably got more photos of him than anyone else has -- and I suspect the best photos of him in recent years.

Here's one that I especially liked of him at the beach, walking along the surf and watching the sunset...

Mitch on beach at sunset

I wonder what he was thinking as he stared out at the ocean? He really loved to go to the beach.

Yesterday during a conversation with Taylor (Mitch's brother), he offered to let Marilyn and me have Mitch's ashes -- all of them, not just a portion. We'd like to keep a container in our home (the way we have our mom and dad) -- then spread some of his ashes down at our beach house. As I say, Mitch loved the beach and went there with us often over the years, so this seems fitting...

Marilyn has a super-busy day today, that will run late (surprise) due to Nominating. She'll hopefully be home some time between 7:30 and 8:00, but I'm cool if it goes later. She has lots to do, after all -- and we don't want to worry about work (well, much) during vacation!

Aside from that, I cleaned out a couple of shelves in the linen closet. And colored the roots of my hair. (It doesn't look like it took that well, but hopefully it's better -- I need to look half-way decent tomorrow.) And I did a load of dishes. Now I need to go finish up (finally) the earlier-started garbage and recycling (including the cat boxes).

I started this around 4:00 p.m. (believe it or not!) -- and now it's past 6:00 p.m. (heading toward 6:30). I've changed the beds and taken out most of the recycling and garbage (ugh). And I cleaned my toilet (fun job). Cat boxes need cleaning and then I'll be close to done.

I'll finish up my 'work' day with fixing dinner -- unless something else comes up. I did very little festival work today (that is a surprise!), and nothing at all for the other two non-profit groups.

Well, I may do some more tidying up stuff. And laundry. But I've no big plans beyond that. Actually, I feel like I got a lot done today, all things considered.

(I've been kind of fighting a small bug of some sort. Probably brought on by my immune system being compromised by infection and then the oral surgeries -- and constant antibiotics, which aren't the best for me, I know. But I'm hanging in there, in spite of feeling a bit punk...)

Wish me luck for tomorrow. I'm sure this interview will go as well as the last one did, and that's all I expect. I'm far from perfect in front of a camera, but I'm not too bad... I wonder if I'll be followed around while I work, again. Not my favorite thing, but I'll manage somehow...

Well, that's it for now!

Tags: 2012, august-2012, beach, cleaning, dinner, festival, food, garbage-and-recycling, housecleaning, interview, laundry, marilyn, mitch, nominating, photo-search, photos, sick, taylor, tv, work

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