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22 June 2017 @ 07:44 am
Trying to get back in the swing of things  
So I got back home Monday June 19th. An 8 hour drive that was much longer because of all the stops I made and the crazy traffic. I decided to drive through Atlanta instead of around it. I wanted to see the pretty buildings and go right through the heart of it. I knew it would be hard, slow and busy. There are two big city portions of it and well I was right. There was a bad accident completely blocking the north bound traffic. Glad I wasn't on that end. And it's so easy to get off on the wrong exits. I did film it all so I will edit it and perhaps make it into a time lapse by simply speeding up the footage. I stopped more than I would have liked but I was going crazy and couldn't do two hours at a time in some areas. I stopped at an office building in the middle of nowhere somewhere in Georgia. It was very nice actually as it was dead. No one was around as it was not an official rest stop. I parked far from the building to not use up anyone's parking spot and had lunch and time to relax. The food my aunt packed sure saved me on this trip. Once I got to Florida it was nice to go to the visitor center and see we have the coolest one I've seen. We had more pamphlets about what to do than any other state I have seen, but then tourism is our number one industry. They were giving out free orange juice or grapefruit juice in samples which was great. There were palm trees, a dolphin statue and an astronaut. Yeah how can you beat that. Certainly no place like home. But Florida also has nasty thunder storms and I hit two very bad ones on the way home. Saw lots of accidents because people are stupid and don't know to slow down a lot in the rain. But visibility was very bad in the storm and I was getting very stressed and scared. Traffic came to a stand still as there was a big wreck involving semi trucks. I have learned to hate trucks on this trip. So after that I got off the interstate as I had had it and came home through the back roads. Got home around 7:30 when originally it was supposed to be 5.

So three days later and I'm still trashed from all this. I'm still recovering and don't have my full energy back yet. I hope that will change soon. Well now about the head lights. Still having issues. I was so happy to see the box and thought it looked a bit small. When I opened it I found out why. There was only ONE head light. I checked to make sure I hadn't gotten ripped off but I did not. They sell them one per box. I thought I'd be getting a pair but no. So I still have to order one more. This is most annoying and will be expensive. But I know they are good lights so it will be worth it. I just don't drive at night and after driving in the storms my headlights suck so bad. I also noticed driving around in the woods where it was dark and they came on and basically did nothing.

Yesterday I had some energy and worked on a project to build a blue screen for my grille. Here's the video.



I'm a bit worried because I've been waking up with bad back pain. It started when I got back home and it can't be the bed. It's a new bed so WTF? I had no back pain on my trips and slept well in all the beds I was on. Why is it at home I can't get a good sleep?

I hope I have some energy today to work on some art. It would be nice to start inking No Hard Feelings. I need to do a lot of plant chores too. Lots of things need to be repotted, put out and such. I think I've caught up on all the comments here too.
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actipton80actipton80 on June 22nd, 2017 12:00 pm (UTC)
That looks really neat. It perfectly matches the background color on your LJ.

That stinks that they don't ship headlights in pairs, so you have to order another and wait on it.
Desthagirion on June 22nd, 2017 12:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Yeah it does. I'm just partial to these types of blues.

Yeah, it's annoying. I didn't know it was just one so I still have to order another one.
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Desthagirion on June 22nd, 2017 12:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I have a bit of a sore throat still but not as bad as it was before. So hopefully it won't do anything. Gosh yes this has taken a toll on me for sure. I'm tired of being tired and hope I get my strength back.

I have degenerative disk disorder so things will make me get back pain quite easily. I'm amazed I didn't have any pain on my trip which was great. I had it before I left and now it is back again and hurts more. Last night I woke up a few times and it was bad.

Ah you too. Yes we will find time to work with our plants. I fear some of my nepenthes were over watered and I need to put them where they can get some more light but not full sun.

Thanks. I think that color turned out so nice. I love the new look and my radiator is now protected.
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Desthagirion on June 22nd, 2017 06:16 pm (UTC)
I'm lucky I didn't take the wrong one but it looks like you can't get back on if you do so that's bad. Gosh yes people drive like idiots in the rain here.

I was very annoyed but I think it's because they are also for motorcycles like Harleys. The review shows both harley and jeeps and I didn't even think about that. It's so annoying. But they should say it's one per box. Here's the link.
https://www.amazon.com/JW-Speaker-8700-Evolution-Headlight/dp/B00GMRM3KA/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_img_5?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=NP0YRC7TJ5MNGC66WWKG

Hopefully this will all be solved soon once the second one arrives.
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Desthagirion on June 22nd, 2017 06:18 pm (UTC)
I always found it funny that Atlanta is nowhere near the Atlantic Ocean. It's far inland. But yes it's a pleasant name. I might post the video to that place I stopped. It was nice. The welcome center was so nice. I will post pics of that soon.
Yes is was stupid. I posted the link to them on Audes's response. I now think it's because they are also for harleys they come with just one since they only need one. But still they should have said that somewhere. Thanks. I'm glad you like how I colored the grille. I don't have to worry about bugs so much now.