VAC TIME -- Received my 2nd Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination -- I had only a slightly sore arm at the injection site for just a few days. Neither of my shots caused any objectionable reactions and pain.
TRESPASSER -- I unexpectedly discovered a discarded blanket on my back patio which I reported to local authorities. This is a second, possibly third trespassing occurrence of which I have become aware and described here in the previous post. Police will accelerate their activities in our community I was told. I'm considering that some additional security may be warranted.
The 2nd egg is now being monitored for pip (first eggshell break), any day now.
Consider that scientist experts report only about 50% of these raptor baby birds usually survive in the wild as we are seeing with these Bald Eagles since I started viewing them in 2019.
Friends of Big Bear Valley (FOBBV) report: "Due to the extremely high volume, chat will be closed until further notice. We will post updated recaps of the daily events throughout the day right here".
My recent need to contact local authorities prompted my recollection of an instance when my life might have been changed had my timing been different.
I was in the process of helping my mother to continue living independently in her residence. She had been legally blind for a number of years. She had been using large size checks so was able to continue to mostly manage her own finances. In more recent years her vision had been slightly decreasing so I was gradually assuming more responsibility. Even then I talked through with her everything I was doing, consulting her for decisions. Feeling we have control over our lives as much as possible when we get older is very important, I believe, so keeping her involved mattered for reinforcing her positive attitude, confidence and bolstering her morale.
One particular day there were some business matters to transact so rather than just handling them myself I had arranged that she go with me to the bank. I drove to her residence, sat down on her sofa and we chatted a bit. There was no hurry since neither of us had plans until much later in the day. The longer I sat the more comfortable I became and I just couldn't seem to get started. For reasons I can't further explain I persisted in just sitting there despite her beginning to become impatient with my delay, first questioning, then much more strongly urging that we get on with our bank business.
Finally, I arose, and we drove to the bank which was only five to ten minutes away. On entering, I noticed there were an unusual number of men in dark suits busily moving about in addition to the normally few tellers in this never-very-busy bank branch. I thought maybe they were having an audit of some sort from my years earlier experience working in a bank elsewhere. We were the only customers. We were quite surprised to learn there had been a hold-up not long before and these were FBI agents. Bank employees said they were relieved there were no customers in the bank at the time and no one was hurt.
After conducting our business, then leaving, Mother and I both marveled that had we gone to the bank earlier instead of my just vegetating on her sofa we would have been customers in the bank, or might even have walked in on the robbery in progress. Who knows what might have transpired, but even if nothing, I'm very glad we did not have the experience of finding out.
I've reflected on other instances in my life when serendipitous timing might have altered my life's experience or path in other ways -- for better or worse.
Do you recall any instances when unexpected timing could have made a difference in your life?