The office work part of the week has been entirely forgettable, but the weekend was another matter entirely. It began with an Orchard Lake Philharmonic concert after work on Friday and playing Ingress on the way home. We slept in a little on Saturday, made a brief visit to the zoo, stopped at McDonald's for a tiny ice cream, Costco for fuel, and Madison Height Civic Center. The Civic Center has a goodly number of Ingress Portals and is usually easy to field, which is exactly what we wanted as we were very close to earning Level 13 when we arrived. We both made 13, returned to the car, and went over to Sharon's for a party. Everyone was in her backyard when we arrived, so we tromped out the back door and sat out by the fire. Although folks were slow to notice I was there as I stopped to take some photos of Sharon & Darby's chickens. They have three very pretty birds, the two on today's scrapbook page and a third that is a golden yellow in color. Sharon & Darby have raised chickens for more than a year but this was the first time I'd seen their chicken coop or the birds themselves. I wish we could have backyard Chickens but in this respect the city of Ferndale is more advanced than Royal Oak. We stayed at the party until Sharon kicked us all out, played a little more Ingress on the way home and then stayed up too late messing about with social media, getting ready for Sunday's concert, and (in my case) watching crime tv.
Sunday was the second OLP concert and jebra had a heck of a time getting himself there. We were already in the car heading to Fox Run when he got the phone call telling him they'd decided on wearing black rather than white dress shirts like they wore on Friday, so we had to return to the house for a costume change. Then we ran into construction traffic as road repair season is already upon us. Thankfully, the concert itself went well. Afterwards jebra and I went to dinner at Col's then played Ingress on the way home. Col's is maybe a mile and half from the house; there are only four portals between the restaurant and our house so that didn't take much time. Which was good as I still had to get ready for the coming work week and jebra wanted to get back to installing software on his new phone. His previous cellphone died Friday morning; I sent him to MicroCenter for a replacement that afternoon as he really can't be without a phone. He uses it constantly, which is probably why his phones die and mine just keep plugging along. Heck, my Samsung Galaxy S II still has it's original battery, not that I'm using it as a phone these days. Last week it finally occurred to me that I could put it to use as the server for my Audible subscription and not have to keep switching between Audible and Ingress when we're in the car.
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