Truthful Tuesday — Long Weekend

Frank, aka PCGuy, has published another one of his Truthful Tuesday posts. This past weekend in the U.S. was Labor Day weekend, and that means a lot of people had a three-day weekend. This week Frank wants to know…

Did you get a long weekend this Labor Day, or did you have to work? Assuming you had Monday off, did you do anything special for the end of summer? If you weren’t off, is there anything you would have done?

I’m retired, so for me, every weekend is a “long weekend.” We didn’t do anything special for Labor Day or to celebrate the end of summer. In fact, given that it reached the 100° mark yesterday, it didn’t feel at all like the end of summer.

17 thoughts on “Truthful Tuesday — Long Weekend

  1. lifelessons September 7, 2021 / 7:14 am

    I have to agree with you that after retirement, all days seem the same, which is not a complaint!!!

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  2. Marleen September 7, 2021 / 9:14 am

    If the more official places weren’t closed, I would’ve been calling a lawyer; which I did this morning. Somone was visiting me, here in Saint Louis where I’m caring for my mother, so I didn’t go to church with my mother. She was calling it a special holiday at church, but I sort of rolled my eyes when the “special church holiday” was Labor Day (she’s been what my cousin-in-law, who has passed away approximately a year ago, called a scab). My mother watched the service on YouTube and spent the rest of the day repeatedly asking to be taken to the bank and being reminded it wasn’t Labor Day. My mom joined the larger denomination (Catholic) via a different local congregation that has fewer requirements before they let you in… all the while intending to attend this other location (different congregation or parish).

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    • Marleen September 8, 2021 / 3:03 pm

      Correction: … reminded it was [NOT was t] Labor Day.

      This is so consistently weird — that if I type in was or can it comes out wasn’t or can’t and if I type in wasn’t it doesn’t come out “wasn’t.” It was, indeed, Labor Day; it was clearly not really relevant to her.

      Now today, she told me she wanted to go to the bank and deposit a social security check that would cover the entirety of her loan today; tomorrow, she said, her loan would cost at least two hundred more (those are the figures she showed me she had written down). Then she went to sleep on the couch, woke to change the channel — and I asked if she’d changed her mind about the bill and all that. She said she thinks she will go tomorrow. I said, “For over two hundred dollars more?” She said she didn’t know what I was talking about. Then she said she doesn’t want to go to the bank when Steve isn’t there and there would be this lady she doesn’t like. “Steve cooperates with me.” (She goes to the bank to get money for scammers and not to pay her bills.)

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      • Marleen September 14, 2021 / 7:48 am

        Long week, too. She repeated this kind of behavior every day, while I was ready to go first thing in the morning but waited patiently each day. Except Friday. I didn’t get ready first thing. I was relaxing. And she started talking about going to deposit her check. I asked if she was going to follow through when I got ready. She wouldn’t say yes; she said things like, “I’ve been waiting.” I wasn’t going to get ready unless she said yes, which she finally did say in a ragged and hateful tone. After I was ready and sitting and waiting again, I asked where her check was. She pulled it out of her pocket with a face like it was none of my business, and I said to write “for deposit only” on the back left of it. She said no, and I said I wasn’t going. She called the police on me, “My daughter won’t take me to the bank unless I sign the check over now” (which I, of course, corrected). Next day, I WAS NOT going to the bank under any circumstances. She tried to convince me in several ways until shortly before noon. In the afternoon, she asked if I’d drop her off at church on Sunday — which is what she has asked for, instead of me being asked to go with her, subsequent to her knowing I’m onto her participation in scamming. I said, no, but that I would go with her. Do you think she was ready to go to church on Sunday? She was not. I went alone, and the priest speaking was in an oddly foul mood.

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  3. joseph elon lillie September 7, 2021 / 10:39 am

    100 degrees? Good golly. I am sorry. I am glad September is here on the East coast in its traditional glory.

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    • Fandango September 7, 2021 / 11:49 am

      We will still have another week or two of 90+ degree temps where I live.

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  4. JT Twissel September 7, 2021 / 10:48 am

    It’s not really the end of summer here in California and with the air quality so poor, staying in is the best option.

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  5. Melanie B Cee September 7, 2021 / 12:53 pm

    You said what I said, but more concisely. 😉 Sorry it’s still so danged hot out there. It’s been in the mid 70s all week here and it’s quite chilly in the mornings. I’ve heard some Farmer’s Almanac ‘rumors’ that this is supposed to be a very bad winter. I’ll be envying you your warm days when that crap hits, IF it turns out to be true!

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  6. Carol anne October 5, 2021 / 7:42 am

    wow! 100 degree temps must feel just awful! I know this post is a couple of weeks old now but…man alive!


    • Fandango October 5, 2021 / 7:12 pm

      Things have, indeed, cooled down a bit.


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