- Story 248- Just Another Saturday
- So there it was – just another Saturday. Life had settled into just a lot of typicals and this weekend was shaping up to be another one of those. I had worked all week and I just wanted to relax for the most part on the weekend and get ready for the next week. I had gotten up early for a weekend. Got the dog fed, kind of picked up a few things around the house and straightened things up, did a couple of small things that needed to be done that I had put off for a couple of weeks. I played with the dog outside for a bit and then took our youngest son to work. He is 17, working at the local hardware store, a senior in high school and the only kid we have left in the house. So not quite empty nesters yet (and so looking forward to that by the way) but we definitely enjoy the place being a little less noisy than when all 3 were there and the place was a lot busier.
- So with all my self assigned duties seemingly done I returned home a little after noon and sat in my favorite chair in the living room with a newspaper and a beer and a bag of chips. Terribly exciting I know. Our dog was outside the living room that has a sliding baby gate across it. There are only a few spots in the house that we try to keep the dog hair to a minimum – this is one of those. I hadn’t seen or heard from my wife all day long either. Like most families we both work to make ends meet and I knew she was tired, so when I left the room that morning I quietly closed the door with the dog on the outside of it and decided to let her get some rest.