My Irish buddy says "Next One ! ", or at least did, after working on our most arduous days. Some of our under-house reconstruction jobs meant hours on our backs with the same tools needed when one is standing and building. It would be incredibly difficult and painful, and at the end of the day our primary thought was to get away from it. We were glad to be finished and ready to forget. But there is always the promise and even hope for another hour ahead leading to days/weeks/years.

We'd finish, emerging from the confines of a crawl space illuminated by our lamps when he'd say it loud and cheerful, defying the powers of the universe to slow us down.

I think 2016 is like that. He got in touch 2 days ago. We reach out to each other every few weeks. His FIL had just died. He was sad but made sure to ask me to join him soon "to have a jar".

Such is the way it goes.

"Next One."

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The Bengal cat is fed, dozing in her tower, one eye open to spot a raccoon coming in from the night as the clouds begin to show their shapes, the sun rising in the east for the last day of the year, giving them their outline of light.

The best to you in the New Year.

aka

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Comment by that angry buddha guy on December 31, 2016 at 8:50am

bak at ya ...

Comment by koshersalaami on December 31, 2016 at 8:52am

Best to you too

Comment by Rosigami on December 31, 2016 at 8:53am

Nice imagery! 
Best to you and yours as well, alsoknownas. 2017 sure will be an interesting year.

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on December 31, 2016 at 8:59am

best to you, to us all

Comment by alsoknownas on December 31, 2016 at 9:00am

tabg,

Merry New Times...

Comment by alsoknownas on December 31, 2016 at 9:00am

k/s,

aye...

Comment by alsoknownas on December 31, 2016 at 9:01am

Rosi,

You're here early enough for a reply. I'm soon to hit the floor running with tasks.

Happy New Year !

Comment by alsoknownas on December 31, 2016 at 9:02am

JW,

Thanks for the airplay this year.

Comment by JMac1949 Today on December 31, 2016 at 9:05am

Here's hoping that 2017 treats you and yours well.  ;-)

Comment by alsoknownas on December 31, 2016 at 9:17am

Thank you.

Keep the wind at your back JMac..

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