I spent most of yesterday preparing for a hearing regarding a protest of our property tax appraisal. It went up 25% from 2015 to 2016. And I can guaran-damn-tee that (1) our home wasn't underappraised to begin with; and (2) its market value didn't jump by one-fourth over the past twelve months.
Anyway, while I was working on that I received the news that a good friend of our was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He goes in for surgery to remove it Friday, and from there immediately proceeds to chemo. He's a great guy, does everything right - exercises daily, eats well, doesn't smoke, doesn't drink to excess - all that good stuff. A classic example of bad things happening to good people.
At almost the same time I heard that another friend had a nervous breakdown of sorts, and yet another became embroiled in a legal situation not entirely of his making.
Bad news comes in threes, I guess.
Anyway, I have neither the time nor the inclination to spend much time on this blog right now, so I'll just throw up a few random images.
Hope your day is going better than mine...
And for my buddy with the tumor:
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