was reading some posts of mine from a decade ago - and older - and it's weirdly intriguing, I admit

I am one of those who rarely remembers a single thing I've written... especially my own poetica that, if I didn't have it in my own writing, date format, and signature wouldn't know it was mine...
so it's kinda funny t'see...
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small world: per mutual friends, it appears I'd met Ruth Berg at least twice ( Minnehaha Academy Explosion )
2 Dead After Minnehaha Academy Explosion (KSTP)

Since someone asked my POV when it comes to level recommends ( since I'ved lived in apartments most of my adult life ):

1st floor apartment :
cooler in summer, warmer in winter
easy furniture loading
ants, spiders, burrowing things, & weird insectile-worm hybrids galore
flood whenever there's water outside
unexpected plant-like growths
first-level invasion scenarios

2nd floor apartment :
can load awkward furniture via deck door...
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I've always avoided mirrors like the plague - if I could live without them in my home(s), I would
I used t'be the same way with photos of myself, but have kinda grown to realize how... "unreal"... photos are - plus, I suppose, my love for photography had a say in that, too.

Simply, I don't physically look like who I am - not...
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thought something felt weird/odd... then noticed/realized that the entire area around the complex, excepting the stoplights, was... dark. without power. kinda weird that the stoplights and the apt complex are just fine. *ponders*

Overall the family's first vacation went well...
no issue with the flights/airports, in fact on the return trip I was singled out and essentially expedited through DEN ( didn't even have to run anything through the x-ray, just the metal detector where I was asked to remove my belt then good )
girls enjoyed their first flights without issue/problems :)

the hotel was less...
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daughters out at a waterpark/ride place while I took a (long, hot) walk around the area and am now relaxing a bit...
tomorrow/next day I'll hit Denver downtown/etc and go wanderbout further from the DTC :)
"Happy pre-trip Laundry & Packing Day !" :)

a'yep, that's how I'm spending this 3rd day of my vaca, since tomorrow the shuttle arrives 11 or so to take me to the airport and meet up with my daughters and ex for Denver
first load of laundry is in the wash as I type - I'm lucky there was a machine open
*whew* time...
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