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Thursday, April 09, 2020

Optimism springs eternal

I just booked flights to Kansas City over Labor Day.  I have great hopes that both Mom and I will be on those flights.  Mom just turned 89 last month.  We are in the middle of a pandemic.  But, I'm optimistic that on Labor Day weekend we will attend the wedding of a young cousin in a town north of Kansas City.  Both of us.

It also feels good to make plans for the future.  It is a bit depressing just how much of a difference it is making in the world with the majority of the people staying home.  Air is cleaner.  Swans are back in the canals in Venice.  I have money in my account and it is almost the middle of the month.

A meme I saw said "Is everyone else getting 3 weeks to the gallon of gas like I am now?"


  1. Hoping your enthusiasm works out. These are definitely worrisome times.
    Been using a bit more fuel then that.
    Be Safe and Enjoy the Isolation.

    It's about time.

  2. A timely post. I was just thinking of you and your mom and wondering how you were making out,

  3. Without hope and optimism life would be pretty depressing. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend Labor Day Weekend.

  4. Glad to hear you be so optimistic about the future. I sincerely hope both your mom and you will make your cousins wedding.

  5. I'm assuming those airfare tickets were extremely cheap? And refundable?

  6. Hope they have a vaccine by summer...before the flu season starts in fall. Want to make flight plans to Alaska but will wait until closer to summer to see what develops with covid-19