Another beautiful day!!

The birds are out of control just a bit but I haven’t witnessed any attacks as of yet. An angry goose can be a real force to deal with. A few hissed on our way in but stayed clear of the walkways. As for me, I found a nice gazebo that is semi walled in to discourage a sneak-attack…they can be sly.  I have the feeling that goose grease and my computer would not be a good mix.

Days like this are just amazing and perfect. I woke up earlier than usual which led to a very productive morning. I completed my list of things to do before lunch. I could not have been more pleased with myself. Have to give yourself a pat on the back every once in a while. It’s good for the soul. Watching the boats go in and out of the locks really makes me wonder how this idea was conceived to begin with. And if you research the topic a bit, you see everything operated by hand and with wood and stone. Today everything is automated. Just one worker who pushes the button. I’m sure there is plenty of maintenance that goes along with such a device which requires an entire crew for upkeep but I am just referring to the basic operation. There is one person in a small enclosed building running the entire show. When you stop and think about it, it’s a bit amazing.

To my earlier topic, I was not as well protected from the wildlife here as I thought. One just did a dive run under and through my table. I am grateful that I capped all the drinks. That would have ruined my day slightly…well, more than slightly to be honest. Hearing the wake of the boats traveling by hit the shore is just one of the most relaxing sounds. I would really love to live closer to the water. I will try to integrate that into my next big move. No solid timeline on that as of yet, (3-6 months) but it’s in the works.

It would be nice if summer was longer than a month and winter wasn’t seven. It never used to bother me until I became a father. Then you want better for your child than you have or have had. The definition of a parent I suppose. Oh, how I wish I could be entertained by a swing for over thirty minutes! I wonder when exactly we lose that innocent love for the little things and wish we had them at the same time…

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Working without AC can be a good thing.

Thank the heavens for this beautiful weather allowing me and so many others to vacate their four walled offices/prisons. I was made aware of today’s weather by yesterday’s forecast. This prompted me to get all my stuff together and fully charge up the MacBook once again! There is something truly refreshing about a change of scenery while completing the usual tasks.

I really feel that more work places could increase productivity if they gave some of their employees the option. A few days a week, work from…wherever! If there are no presentations or any other kind of mundane meeting, then does it really matter if we are encaged between four walls? The goal is to get the work done not get the work done at a specific set of coordinates, is it? Speaking of meetings, another thing business could really change is the reason for meeting. I cannot count the number of meetings I have attended that wasted an hour or more of my day that could have been composed into a nice three to four paragraph email. I truly believe some of these people hold these unnecessary meetings to prove their worth. “Look at me. I’m doing something. Keep that paycheck coming.” Ok, end of rant!

Back to the serenity that is my desk at the moment. Squirrels are racing up and down trees. My kid is playing hide-n-seek with the children of others visiting this summer glade. With only a few puffy white clouds, the sky is mostly draped in the classic blue. It’s like having a second holiday. Back to the task at hand…

Productivity…STOP!!!

So as much as I dislike seeing this pop up on my screen when I sit down to get some work done, I am happy it occurred today. Sometimes you just think the universe is looking out for you. After yesterday’s happy post, I looked out the window today to see the same type of weather we have been having for weeks…rain, clouds, gray, gloom, and more grey gloom.

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Getting to what I am thankful about though, today is a good day for an update! If this had started on me yesterday, it would have taken a very long time over a carrier frequency. It would have felt like the days of dial-up past:)

Positively wishing for nicer weather!! Signing off…

Who says you have to work indoors?

It was too beautiful to stay inside typing for the entire day. Grabbed some drinks, food, MacBook, and the child and headed to the lake. If you must type, do it with some style!

Didn’t bring the usual arsenal of photo equipment with me either. Made due with just my phone and ingenuity. Also, thanks to the phone being a personal hotspot, I shall endeavor to be outside all season (weather permitting lol).

Sorry indoor hobbies…you may be on the back burner until another seasonal shift!! Must be careful how I say that. With the way weather patterns are around here, this could be considered as taunting the universe…and I wouldn’t want to do that.

 

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Wandering and only slightly lost…

The things that happen when you are just sitting around having a couple of cold ones. I’m not sure I could ever successfully make a complete chronicle of all the things discussed, done, and just plain theorized while having a few cocktails with good friends.

 

Here I was doing just that, having a few drinks with some friends and just enjoying a nice afternoon with absolutely nothing on the agenda for the remainder of the day. Then my buddy said, “Remember when I told you my house is built over old mine shafts?” Well you guessed it. Nice and loose from strong concoctions we created for ourselves, we ventured out into the unknown to look for one of the many mine entrances that were on the old town map from over fifty years ago. Yes, he had map! At this point I am realized that this ambush was delicately planned and executed.

 

I didn’t mind at all. I’m a good sport and always up for some adventure and fun. So, with our “road sodas” in hand and several pockets, we pushed on. After walking through several fields, brush, and over many little hills, we found an area that appeared to be what we were looking for. Due to the area being cut with raging water and extremely deep ravines, we couldn’t make our way to a “suspected” entrance to one of these abandoned mines. The time was just not available due to the dwindling daylight left. If we make another trek in the future, I will update and with more photos. But for now, I will leave you with this.

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Just where was I?

I mean really? What are you doing when you stumble into a place like this?Test oneThis is just some of the little treasures I find while out exploring some of my many passions. I expected this to be some kind of rough biker bar or worse before I walked in. It was just an average place with average people and more than a few of those came with badges in their pockets. What might look like a dangerous spot to stop and get a beer turns out to be probably the safest spot in town. Little things like this remind me to take a chance and do some exploring. If I had just kept driving on than old dusty road, I would’ve missed this.

Behold…and the curtain slowly opens…

Greetings all!!

The plan is to use this space for some personal development as well as expression. I would like to move it into a gallery of sorts one day. Today is here and there is no time like the present to move along. Some posts may seem random while others will seem deeply informed. This will have much to do with which current hobby I may be obsessing over this week or even my personal mood. Sounds a lot like most people we know? I never felt like I fell into some category labeled as “most people” either. Sometimes that paradox alone has kept me up at night. This first post is going to be short and sweet. This is more than enough time and space here to level it with everything that is all wrapped up in me. Thank you for reading!!