It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about my Cuz Patrick. I honestly can’t even remember if I shared that he moved out of my Aunt and Uncle’s home (7? 8?)years ago. and is living with a wonderful group of people on the East side of Atlanta; y’all he has a new home and new peers! He’s super happy there and they have a good time, but you know what they’ve not enjoyed? This lockdown.
Since their home is for adults with disabilities, they’ve had to be even more careful and they’ve gone NOWHERE. Patrick had to give up both of his jobs. So, he and his roommates have been kind of getting on each other’s nerves recently. The Coach and I offered for him to come and stay with us; a change of scenery if you will. He was able to re-start one of his jobs this past Sunday and that was refreshing for him.
We’ve had a nice week.
We had a very nice visit; I think it was good for him to be somewhere else for a minute and have a chance to miss his roommates; of course, it was good for the Coach and me to have some one-on-one time with Patrick too.
I’m sure most people have heard about the Brood X of Cicadas that have appeared. I really didn’t know much about cicadas, but I’d heard THEY ARE COMING around town for a while. Apparently, this particular brood has been asleep for 17 years. Well, not really asleep, they’ve been underground eating root sap and waiting for their limelight which is NOW.
If I’ve seen it once, I’ve seen it 30 times on the neighborhood Facebook group: What is that alien ship sound I hear? Who is flying a small airplane around here? What is the machinery noise that is going on all day long?
Oh boy, mix that with my constant tinnitus and it’s a party in my brain.
My fave is the alien ship reference because I kind of knew what those sounded like from my childhood.
This isn’t the loudest I’ve heard them, it depends on the wind and where they are moving. On some of our walks, it’s pretty quiet until you round a corner, go up a hill, and BAM, ALIEN SHIP!
I had to giggle when I looked back at that video and the view. Can you believe when we first looked at this house, we were unimpressed with the view? I mean, we almost didn’t buy it because of the ‘lack of view’ but we really liked the house itself. What the hell did those aliens implant in my brain all those years ago?
That’s all the nonsense I have to share with you this week. Anyone else in the path of the Brood of Cicadas imitating an alien ship? Hmmmmm, makes me want to make copious amounts of mashed potatoes and let my creative juices flow.