Thanks to an Arctic blast our temperatures here have come down to chilly. After a record-hot October, we are overdue.Errands, chores and my paternal family tree have taken most of my attention lately. I'm awaiting a DNA test kit. Slated for arrival tomorrow, it should give me ethnic background as well as whether two potential cousins are actually related.
The stories surrounding the death of my paternal grandfather have multiplied as well, each new account more tragic than the last. I'v researched some of the additional information and given what else is known about the family, it is possible that at least one cause of death is more likely than the others and also, given the times and attitudes of the era, more likely to have been covered up.
I find it interesting how stories are created and circulated in families. In this case they may reveal the strength of genetics. In any event, losing life at 22 with a younger wife and a baby is terrible for all concerned.
Apart from this, my hands have taken a beating from a lack of gloves so I am on the hunt for new ones as I've had callouses, bruising and scabbed over cuts to deal with. While they've healed quickly, gloves, despite the fact that they wear out quickly, can help.
The cooler weather takes me outside and brings greater activities, so my hands need all the help they can get. Cheers!