Me & My Muse – Day 2555: Greetings From Hubbard Lake! Part Two: Greetings Brother!

Well, I did it once again. You didn’t think that I would make a second one but here it is.

Yesterday, I had breakfast and went for a walk.  I said goodbye to my sister, my brother in law and my niece and enjoyed another day at the lake.  I read some of the Hubbard Lake book and made some lunch.  I  worked my way through the Second Quest of Legend of Zelda.  I visited with my parents and their friends.  I continued on my game and I went for a ride with my parents to the North end,  hoping to get pizza.  All we got was milk, with two bags of trash dropped off at the garbage collection.  The Stone Bar had a long wait and Cedar Grove was out of pizza dough.

That evening, I made a can of Chunky BBQ Seasoned Pork soup.  I snacked on my kettle chips and spicy cheetoes and had a Reeses and Kit Kat Mint Duos for dessert.  I got ready for bed, getting through another great day.

It’s another day at the lake with another breakfast that I finished eating. The dinner was good last night and breakfast this morning was great. I am enjoying this vacation a lot and it’s been a lot of fun so far.

Having done a few things yesterday, I have reached a problem. What will I be doing today? There is so much to do and only two days left…Like today, I’ll let you know tomorrow in the recap.  I’m sure it will be exciting.

One exciting thing about today is that my brother will finally be coming up north.  He really missed out on the 4th and 5th so I want him to have an amazing vacation when he comes up.  I will also be talking to one of my dad’s friends so that should be quite fun.

With my Muse up north with me, we have been having a lot of fun.  I’m glad that put the story arc on hold.  It really helps so that things go smoothly for this vacation…

When this vacation is over, her Time Muse form will continue for at least 45 days. Time to enjoy day four of my day at the lake…

 

Muse: What are you waiting for?  Let’s go swimming!  You never came down yesterday…

Yes.  I didn’t come down yesterday.  It was a change of plans.  Whoa!  You’re already in your suit?

Muse:  I am!  Let’s go down to the lake and have a swim…And come down this time!  Okay?

Alright.  I’ll be down in a sec.

*Muse runs down to the lake and jumps in*

Muse:  Whee!

*Muse joyfully swims around in the water*

I have just two more days before my vacation is over. I will be coming back Wednesday and the vacation will be over. Time to enjoy day four!

Today’s high is going to be 86 degrees and the silver lining is being able to enjoy my fourth day at the lake.

To those of you who like extended vacations, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  What’s taking him so long?  This water feels really nice.  Oh!  I have to go!  Why didn’t I go at the house? Oh well.  I guess I’ll just…  Hmm…The water feels warm all of a sudden…Well, it’s a good thing I’m in the water!  Tee hee!

Me & My Muse – Day 2554: Greetings from Hubbard Lake!

Well, I did it once again. You didn’t think that I would make a second one but here it is.

It’s another day at the lake with another breakfast that I finished eating. The dinner was good last night and breakfast this morning was great. I am enjoying this vacation a lot and it’s been a lot of fun so far.

Having done a few things yesterday, I have reached a problem. What will I be doing today? There is so much to do and only one day left…I’ll let you know tomorrow in the recap. Only time will tell…

With my Muse up north with me, we have been having a lot of fun.  I’m glad that put the story arc on hold.  It really helps so that things go smoothly for this vacation…

When this vacation is over, her Time Muse form will continue for at least 46 days. Time to enjoy day three of my day at the lake…

 

Muse: What are you waiting for?  Let’s go swimming!

Whoa!  You’re already in your suit?

Muse:  I am!  Let’s go down to the lake and have a swim…

Alright.  I’ll be down in a sec.

*Muse runs down to the lake and jumps in*

Muse:  Whee!

*Muse joyfully swims around in the water*

I have just three more days before my vacation is over. I will be coming back Wednesday and the vacation will be over. Time to enjoy day three!

Today’s high is going to be 87 degrees and the silver lining is being able to enjoy my third day at the lake.

To those of you who like extended vacations, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  What’s taking him so long?  This water feels really nice.  Oh!  I have to go!  Why didn’t I go at the house? Oh well.  I guess I’ll just…  Hmm…The water feels warm all of a sudden…Well, it’s a good thing I’m in the water!  Tee hee!

Me & My Muse – Day 2553: Happy Independence Day!

In honor of our country’s 244th year of independence,  I will raise the flag and display it proudly.

 

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This morning, I will be having a nice breakfast with my family, since I’m up north for the Fourth.  I don’t know what it will be but it should be pretty good  We haven’t gotten everything out yet…

A little later today, I’ll either go swimming or do something else.  Later on, we might see some fireworks when the sun sets.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate…

Muse: I’m seeing them with you. The Realm of Imagination doesn’t have fireworks. I have to get ready for tonight. Happy Independence Day! I’ll see you tonight!

Thanks. I’ll see you tonight at the fireworks.

It’s time for another salute to the flag. The symbol of our freedom that we still have. Happy birthday America!

The high for today is going to be 85 degrees and the silver lining is seeing fireworks with my family tonight.

To those of you who love celebrating the Fourth and fireworks, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse: Happy Independence Day, Kyle! Time for a shower…

Me & My Muse – Day 2552: Independence Day Eve

Now that I’m up north, I can begin relaxing.

Usually, I get up north the night before the Fourth of July.  In this case, it is the day before the Fourth.

 

Muse: So what do we do now?

Whatever we want to do!  Having just had a breakfast sandwich, I’m ready to go for a walk around the lake.

Muse:  I think I’ll join you!

I just need to get out of my pajamas, so hang on.  I’ll be ready in a moment.

Muse:  Okay, I’ll see you then!

*Muse vanishes in a beam of light*

 

It’s now time to enjoy this vacation.  I will go for a walk around the lake.  I may go swimming later and do some reading.  This vacation will be a little more chill since there will be no boating.  I’m here for my family, and especially for my dad.  Time to get going…

Today’s high is going to be 85 degrees and the silver lining is being able to enjoy my time up north before the Fourth of July.

To those of you who are enjoying this Fourth of July Eve, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  Kyle better get out there or I’m going to start without him.  At least it will give me a head start.  Time to begin!

Me & My Muse – Day 2551: North for the Fourth

With this short week all finished, I’m now in the final stages of checking all the things that I packed.  Swimming suit?  Check.  Flip flops?  Whoa!  They’re not in there but now they are!  Check!  Sunglasses?  They’re in the car.  Check!  Mask?  Check!  Laptop?  Can’t pack that until last.  But check!

As a departure from all the past years that I have spent the Fourth of July, I will be heading up north for the Fourth like last year.  I am hoping for good weather so that I can see the fireworks.  You can’t have fireworks while it’s raining.

Oh, and the story arc is frozen for this whole weekend so we can relax and take it easy.

 

Muse:  Yay!  I’m all packed!  Are you?

Just about.  I just need to double check a few more things.

Muse:  I don’t.  I have only done that about 20 times.  Well, let me know when you’re leaving!  I’m heading back to my house to read a book while I’m waiting.  Bye!

*Muse vanishes in a beam of light*

I honestly don’t have too much more to pack.  When everything’s in the car, I will be on my way.  My brother will join me later.  Either tomorrow evening or on the 6th.  I don’t know that yet.  I will probably stop at a place in Standish to eat.  There will be traffic delays, so I’ll be ready for that.

Time to land this so I can be on my way.  It’s time that I begin my Fourth of July vacation!

Today’s high is going to be 91 degrees and the silver lining is being able to go up north for the Fourth of July.

To those of you who like road trips and spending time with family, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  Is he going to leave yet?  I have already finished two chapters and I’m still waiting!  I think I’ll go and check again…

Me & My Muse – Day 2550: Fiscal New Year’s Day

Guess what, everyone? It’s New Year’s Day! Okay. Maybe not New Year’s Day, but it’s New Year’s Day for the Fiscal Year. Starting today, the calendars will all roll over to the beginning of a new Fiscal Year. Isn’t that exciting?

Not excited? Okay. Well, I am. I am going to relax for the day, and…

Muse: Kyle, I would like to talk to you about something important.  It’s regarding my time traveling  Can we meet in my room?  Oh, and be sure to come soon since it’s important, okay?

Halt! This story arc will resume tomorrow. One Privilege, ENGAGE!

*Time Muse transforms into Muse*

Muse: Oh.  You’re working on that big anniversary post, right?  Okay.  We’ll continue on it tomorrow. It’s very important!

Okay. Enjoy your day off.

Muse: I will. Time for some reading!

Time to enjoy the remainder of this day. After that, I will call it a night.

Today’s high is going to be 88 degrees and the silver lining is it being so warm outside.

To those of you who are happy about the Fiscal Year beginning, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

Muse: Time to catch up on some reading. I can’t wait until tomorrow. I want to tell him about that time period…

Me & My Muse – Day 2549: A Short Week…

And a short entry to go with it.  With only four days before the Fourth of July, I’ll be taking the four days off after that.

What that means for me is a long weekend.  Time to begin the end of this week, and get ready for the last two days of this short week, which is tomorrow.

Today’s high is going to be 85 degrees and the silver lining is only having a three day work week.

To those of you who like long vacations, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  The Fourth being on a Saturday works for me.  Enjoy your day!

Me & My Muse – Day 2548: Grandpa’s Funeral…

Okay. I’ll be real serious. I don’t feel that today is the kind of day where I should be writing one of these things. Today, I will be attending my grandpa’s funeral.  That’s about it. I’m really going to miss my grandpa.  May he rest in peace.  I will see you in heaven, grandpa.  I know that we will meet again…

Today’s high is going to be 85 degrees and the silver lining is having one last chance to say good bye to grandpa.

To those of you who have lost a dear loved one of yours, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

Muse: *sniff* *sniff* I will not bother him. This is a very sad day for him. I will let him have his peace. Do what you need to do, Kyle!

Me & My Muse – Day 2547: Sympathy and Family Time

To offer a simplified summary of what happened today, I attended an outdoor church service on the south lawn, had lunch, took a sympathy card over to my grandma, and visited my parents.  I got to see my aunt Sherrie and uncle Kirk at both my grandma’s and my parent’s place.  I got to visit my parents for a short time and then left.

I will now get ready for the funeral tomorrow.  My week will be a little bit different but everything will be all right.

Today’s high is going to be 84 degrees and the silver lining is being able to spend time with my family.

To those of you who like spending time with your family, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  This is not time for the story arc either.  I will let you do what you need to do.  Hang in there, Kyle…

Me & My Muse – Day 2546: Relaxing Saturday…

The title says it all.  I read my audio bible and did my devotionals.  I continued on my Final Fantasy XIII-2 game.  I had a great breakfast today, with my “famous” breakfast scramble and my cartoons. I played Super Mario Odyssey, had lunch, and went for a walk.

So far, so good.  Now continue on this wonderful Saturday…

Today’s high is going to be 85 degrees and the silver lining is having the Saturday to relax.

To those of you who are enjoying this Saturday, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  This Saturday is quite relaxing.  It’s the 15th time that I experienced this Saturday, but who’s counting?

Future Muse:  I am.  It’s my 27th time!

Muse:  27th, huh?  I’ll get there eventually, and then I’ll tell my past self…

Future Muse:  I already did!

Muse:  Exactly…

Me & My Muse – Day 2545: Another weekend…

With work done for the day, I am now ready to enjoy another weekend.  I will play my game and enjoy some pizzas.  Following that, I will call it a night.

Today’s high is going to be 86 degrees and the silver lining is another weekend being here.

To those of you who are glad that it’s Friday, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  It’s another weekend at last!  Where should I timetravel to next?  I think I’ll do that but I’ll read a book first…

Me & My Muse – Day 2544: Grandpa, you will be missed…

Last night, I received some hearbreaking news.  My grandpa passed away yesterday.  From what my mom told me, he went peacefully, in his sleep.

This is very devastating news for me to receive.  Especially with what has been going on with my dad.

My last time that I saw grandpa was on Father’s Day.  He was in his bed, and I told him that I went to church, and that I was reading through the Psalms.  And I will not forget the look on his face.  His face lit up like the sun and he said “You are?  Oh, that’s good!”

My grandpa is now in a much better place.  He has ascended to heaven.  A beautiful paradise that he’ll be able to enjoy forever.  I am sure that his brother Ken was one of the members of the welcoming committee up there.

With my grandpa in heaven now, I would like to say a few things about him.  A few fond memories that I had with him that I enjoyed.

First of all, I owe it to grandpa for being such a wonderful influence in my life.  It was grandpa that helped me come to know who the LORD is.  From a very young age, he taught me the bible and I learned about it through songs (The B-I-B-L-E, Jesus Loves Me), videos (Kids Sing Praise, Psalty, Quigley’s Village), and bible studies.

One Christmas night, I will never forget what grandpa did.  In tears, he wanted all of his grandchildren to come to know who the LORD is.  It was that Christmas that everyone was there.  Me, my brother, my sister, my parents, my aunt Kari, uncle John, my cousins Sean (and his wife Elyse), Colin, and Kelsey, my aunt Sherrie and uncle Kirk, my cousins Margo and Karlee, my uncle Kelly, and course, my grandma and grandpa.  We were all there.  And grandpa was in tears.  Knowing God was important to him and it was also important to me.

Grandpa has always been loving and caring and worked hard in his earlier years.  In the later years when he moved back to Michigan, I went to church with him and grandma and regularly ate breakfast with them afterwards.  Grandpa, I will miss enjoying a smothered omelet at Stackers while I update you on what’s going on in my life.

In life, the most important thing is how we live it.  How we influence others.  How did we love them?  How did we treat them?  Grandpa did all of this well during his brief 89-year journey on earth.  For me, I know that I have lost someone very important and dear to me in my life.  But grandpa would want me to keep moving.  To use everything that I have learned from him to be a great influence to others.  To love one another the way Christ first loved us.

Grandpa, I’m going to really miss you.  I know that you always liked building things and doing things with your hands.  I look forward to seeing what you have built in heaven.  I’ll send you the right materials, so be sure that you use them.  I’ll see you in heaven, whenever that is.  I love you.

 

Muse:  I am very sorry to hear about grandpa.

It’s okay.  He’s in a better place now.

Muse:  This is not a time for me to be a time traveler.  That’s hanging in the costume room for today.  I’ll resume that tomorrow.

Thanks.  Now to finish this entry.

Today’s high is going to be 80 degrees and the silver lining is being able to reflect on the life of my grandpa.

To those of you who have grieved over the loss of a loved one,  I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  *sniff* *sniff*  I’m going to miss him.  Hang in there, Kyle…

 

 

Me & My Muse – Day 2543: Book Interview…

In cutting to the chase, I am not wasting any additional time.  At 5:00, I need to be in Sanford to meet my new friend for a carpool over to the location for the interview for the Sanford Strong book.

I will be interviewing neighborhoods and businesses soon for this book, so stay tuned for that.

Time to get going!

Today’s high is going to be 74 degrees and the silver lining is being able to work more on this book.

To those of you who like making a difference, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  You’re working on the book?  That’s nice to hear.  Good luck with gathering the information!

Me & My Muse – Day 2542: Coming Attractions…

What?  Just what does this Walker Estate guy have up his sleeve?

Yes everyone.  This is not a typo.  Just as I have done in the past, I would like to try a new segment on my blog.  It will be something refreshing.  Something that you definitely need during the hot summer months.

Just what is that thing?  Well, do you remember all the encouragement and advice that I provided during my COVID posts?  I wanted to try to bring a little bit of that back, in a different format.

For any who are thirsty, you should be refreshed with what I have to offer.

That’s my hint.  Stay tuned for the reveal!

With work done, I will now engage in some casual gaming and a little writing for the Sanford book that I need to work on.  And I’ll also fix some dinner as well.  That is the plan for Tuesday.  We will go with that.

Today’s high is going to be 73 degrees and the silver lining is being able to unwind with a new project.

To those of you who like working on new things, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  A new project?  I think I know what you have in mind.  I can’t wait!  🙂

Me & My Muse – Day 2541: Busy Start

My day at work was quite busy.

With work done for the day, I think that I’ll take it easy now.  I’ll make some dinner and begin to unwind.  I will then call it a night.

Today’s high is going to be 87 degrees and the silver lining is having a productive start to the week.

To those of you who had a good Monday, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  My Monday was good as well.  Time to make some dinner…

Me & My Muse – Day 2540: Happy Father’s Day!

What are you doing reading this? Everyone. Go to your father, give him a nice big hug or high five and tell him that you love him very much. If your father is not with you anymore, my condolences.

Still there? I mean it. Now is not the time to read this daily blog. Spend it with your father. As for me, I will be doing this in a moment.  I will go to church and spend time with my family at home with some Chinese food.  After that, I will spend time with my grandparents with pies at their place.  Now, it is time for me to spend Father’s Day with my dad.

Still reading this? Enough already. Give dad your card if you haven’t already. Give him the watch and tell him that he’s the best dad in the world. And stop reading this entry. There’s not anything left to read. Really!

Today’s high is going to be 82 degrees and the silver lining is celebrating Father’s Day.

To those of you who absolutely love their fathers, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse: I wish that I could talk to him. At least I can talk to my dad…wait! Where is my dad?

Me & My Muse – Day 2539: Another Scorcher…

Having looked at the weather today, it’s going to be another hot one.  Another wonderful day to enjoy.  I will make my breakfast, read my bible and devotionals, and watch my cartoon a little bit later.

Besides that, it’s just a typical Saturday.  Time to enjoy it…

 

Muse:  Kyle!

What?

Muse:  I figured it out!

You figured what out?

Muse:  I think that I can control where I can time travel.  Whenever I don’t want to, I just think of a beautiful song in my head…

That’s wonderful.  I’m going to get ready today…

Muse:  I know.  I’ve been here before.  A few times actually…

So you’re from the future?

Muse:  You could say that.  It was there that I figured out time travel.  And now, I’ve been revisiting different events for decades now…

Decades?

Muse:  Well, it’s easy for me.  I can time travel to a different period every day.  Whatever year I was to visit that week, I go to it.  *gasps*

What?

Muse:  In one year, I saw my future.  A me from the far future traveled back to the past.  She was…dying… *sobs*

Well, that’s what people do when they are old, right?

Muse:  But I was still young!  I would say a few years older than the age I am right now.

How old are you?

Muse:  38.  I asked the age of the older me from the future.  She was…42…

Well, don’t time travel there.  Could it be the Adversary?

Muse:  She didn’t say.  She was crying…

Well, we can figure it out later.  I need to get ready now.

Muse:  I’ll let you.  Don’t worry Kyle.  I can control my time traveling now.  I will stay in this year for a while…

Well, you always come back.  It’s not like I know when you leave…

Muse:  Yes.  I’m going to get ready too.  I’ll try to figure out my future.  Have a wonderful day!

*Muse vanishes in a beam of light*

Wow.  So she knows how to time travel now?  That’s great.  I’m sure that I’ll meet one of her many past versions of herself that doesn’t know how to control it yet…Anyway, time to get ready!

Today’s high is going to be 89 degrees and the silver lining is having this day off.

To those of you who are enjoying this very hot Saturday, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  Just what happens?  I’m afraid to travel to the far future.  Time for a shower.

Dark Muse:  I’m not!  Tee hee!

Muse:  Sis?  I wish that you could remain an Intangible like me…

Dark Muse:  Enough!  I don’t need you to hurt my feelings.  Tee hee…Now, I’m not afraid to travel there.  I saw it.

Muse:   You mean you can time travel too?

Dark Muse:  Of course!  I’ve been wanting to talk to you over and over but our paths kept intersecting.  Tee hee!  I saw what happened.  The Adversary killed you.  You time traveled just before you died…

Muse:  I did?  Well, I saw that.  I was crying… *sob* *sob*

*Dark Muse begins to vanish*

Muse:  Wait!  Where are you going?

Dark Muse:  I need to go.  Tee hee…

*Dark Muse time travels to a different period*

 

Meanwhile…

Dark Muse: I didn’t tell her why it was the Adversary.  I guess I should tell her that too eventually.  I wish there was a way to prevent this event from happening.  I would do anything!  Tee hee….Anything…

Me & My Muse – Day 2538: Fryday…

Now that it’s Friday, let’s go through the checklist.

Work done for the week?  Check.  Candy stash bought?  Check.  Laundry all done?   Check.  Console ready to go?  Check.

And with the weather being hot, that is yet another check for a wonderful weekend that’s about to take place.  Time to get ready for it!

Today’s high is going to be 88 degrees and the silver lining is the weekend being here at last.

To those of you who are enjoying this hot Friday, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  Whoa…It took me two years of time traveling to get back to 2020 this time.  During a good portion of that two years, I was trapped in the years of my youth.  But now it’s…Friday?  I lose track of home many times this happens since this happens every day.  Time to enjoy this day and talk to Kyle again…

Me & My Muse – Day 2537: Homeward Bound…

Having finished another day of work, I will once again be heading over to my parent’s house to check in on it.

Having talked to them yesterday, they have made it clear: they are on their way home.  They should be home by tonight, so I will be going over there one more time to take care of their house.

After that, I will be going home to make dinner.  It is a beautiful day outside, and I hope that all of you were able to enjoy it.

I now need to head off.  Just one more day until the weekend.  One more day everyone!

Today’s high is going to be 86 degrees and the silver lining is my parents finally coming home.

To those of you who have ever been happy about their family coming home, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  It has been a very nice day.  You’re going to your parents?  I think I’ll go with you.  I have a lot to share.  It took me three years of time traveling to get to 2020.  THREE years!

Me & My Muse – Day 2536: Volunteer Opportunity

With work done for the day, I am going to do some volunteering.

I will be sorting some clothes with some volunteers at Emmanuel Baptist Church.  After that, I will head home.  That is pretty much this day in summary.

Today’s high is going to be 84 degrees and the silver lining is being able to volunteer today.

To those of you who like volunteering, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  You’re volunteering?  Okay.  Let me know when you’re finished.  I will want to talk to you about my time traveling…