Thinking About The Past

Song: “Rock Me Amadeus” by Falco

Mood: 6

Nightmares: 0

Sorry – I know I missed my post last night and tonight’s is going to be pretty short.

Things are alright. I’m still having trouble with my exercises but it’s not as bad as it was for a while there.

I’m still doing my walks, and today was the first day I went without a jacket. It was a little cool but still very nice, and I guess I would’ve got my vitamin D, too.

I did the bathroom fan exposure twice yesterday and three times today.

My mother-in-law is interested in upgrading to a full-on smartphone, so I’ve been cleaning up and testing out my old Galaxy S4 to give her so she can give it a try. I know it’s a little long in the tooth, but once I took it out of the case, I found myself still amazed at the build quality and look of the phone. I am very happy with my S7, but the S4 is no slouch. I think she’ll like it. The only thing that may need replacing is the battery. I’m running some tests but I’m pretty sure that it is pretty worn.

J went to the watch repair store on her way home from work today and got my watch fixed (thank you!!). It’s a big, heavy watch that I got so used to wearing that it feels weird when I don’t have it on. J gave me the watch many years ago and it’s been the best and longest-lived one I’ve ever owned. It’s awesome.

J and I have been talking a lot about what happened before we started dating. Places we went, people we knew, things we did – all kinds of stuff. A lot of the stuff I talked about I had never told to any other human being, and I think she told me a bunch of stuff like that, too. It was very interesting to talk about stuff from 20 or 30 years ago and how various events and people taught us important life lessons and helped form (or scar) us and make us the people who we are today. Unfortunately, we stayed up way too late on Sunday and Monday night talking about this stuff, but I enjoyed it. There were quite a few things that felt very good to tell someone else.

As part of those conversations, we did the kind of creepy thing and Googled people we used to know. We couldn’t find a lot of them, but some people we went to school or hung out with are on the Internet somewhere. I was happy to see that a couple of people I was good friends with in high school (they lived in a different city but we would get together for camps (we all played trumpet) and see each other quite often) are doing very well for themselves – one of them is in Dartmouth, Canada, while the other is in Cologne, Germany. I’ve thought about dropping them an email or something to say hello but in reality it’s been (let me grab my calculator…) almost 25 years since I saw them last – they probably don’t even remember me anymore.

I would really like to say more about this but like I said earlier – I need to cut this post short so I can get to bed at a reasonable time this evening. I’ll write more tomorrow.

Stay safe.

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