Is Winter Over?

USA. Texas. Austin. 2016.
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/7.1, 1/350 sec, ISO200
USA. Texas. Austin. 2016.

こんばんは!Hi everyone, how’s it going?

As you can see from the photo above, it was a beautiful day here in Austin. It felt like the temperature got into the 70s and the sun was super-bright. Could winter be over? It’s certainly possible with the way the climate has been changing.

It has been a week since Miki passed away, and I still miss her. When I wake up in the morning, I still get out of bed gently because I am used to Miki being next to me and I don’t want to accidentally bump into her. And when I come to the bedroom in the evening, I am expecting to hear her meow to greet me. 🐱

The kids haven’t talked about Miki at all this past week. I wonder if they miss her as well? Or perhaps they are just so busy with school, or maybe Lani (our dog 🐶) fills their attention. I don’t know. It’s only been a week, so maybe after a little more time, it will be easier to talk about Miki.

In other news, I have been thinking about getting a new car and selling my Honda minivan. In fact, I visited the car dealership on Saturday and test drove the car I wanted (Subaru Crosstrek).

"Subaru" USA. Texas. Georgetown. 2016.
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/8, 1/500 sec, ISO400
“Subaru” USA. Texas. Georgetown. 2016.

It was pretty much the perfect vehicle for me! But when we looked at the car payment amount, it became less attractive, whereas my aging Honda started looked pretty good. 😝 I really don’t want to start making payments again! Also, I really love the “Quartz Blue” color of the car I test-drove, but everyone else in the family thinks it is lame. Oh well… I guess I will get the silver one when the time comes.

So I decided to stick with my Honda Odyssey for a while longer… I need new tires for it so I am getting a set of four installed this weekend. Those should last until the car finally goes kaput. I think there may be a few more repairs down the road, but hopefully, it still has a year or two left! 🚐

Well, tomorrow is hump day. Let’s do our best!


-B Barron Fujimoto

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