I don't know what it is, exactly, but while running my errands today I was cheerful as could be. Just glad to be alive on a bright summer day, doing necessary chores and--for once--not even a trace of anxiety. Doesn't happen real often, but when it does, I enjoy it, and I sure enjoyed it today.
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CNN enjoyed a ratings collapse tonight. They came in #13, behind Investigation Discovery Channel (#12), Nick at Nite (#11), and TLC (#10).
Fox News was #1.
In the last month, their 7-day average has dropped by nearly half. So, how's the "Trump catastrophe 24-7" thing working for you, #CNNBlackmail?
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All I know is this: we've had the pool since Sunday evening, and it's been set up for three days, and I think we've already gotten its $75 price tag in enjoyment from it. I still have to get the pH and everything else adjusted right, and there's still too much chlorine in it, and once those things are correct it'll be even better, but dang do I like being able to lay down in the water and relax and cool off.
Tomorrow I have more chores to do, and I'll probably have to go get some pool chemicals to see what I can do to get the thing leveled out, but I know that at the end of the day my wife will come home, and after dinner we'll go outside and lay in the pool and talk about our day, and that will be wonderful.
I really wish we'd done this sooner.