Bates Portrait - watercolor
Maybe one day I will find myself looking at it
not just painting it
I was just looking at photos of the Sphinx festival in Cairo, that again I have missed.
This year I really had my hopes up to attend because I got a call from some bank that some CDs my grandfather had bought me back in the 80's were finally mature.
I didn't even know he had done this, he passed away when I was 15.
The first bank rep I talked to said they were for the exact amount that I needed to fly over and participate in the Sphinx Festival.
Well, Grandpa had been to Egypt... surely he wanted me to go, right?
Well, perhaps not... the second bank rep calls to say that the CD amount came to substantially less than the original guy had told me... not even enough for the airfare.
But I had my passport renewed anyway, even paid the express shipping fee
... you know, just to tempt Fate...
perhaps a third banker would call and triple the amount- hey anything could happen right?
...but it didn't work out.
Unfortunately the second bank rep was the intelligent one that didn't habitually add zeros to the sums written on his computer screen.
Hate it when that happens!