July 19

That would be today, a day when I don’t have much in the way of creative post titles….  Things are so hectic (though probably differently hectic compared to 40-somethings’ traditional hecticness). I think I mentioned this a little while ago, but have so much work right now, and the house is going up (all framing is done and trusses are up; I will be involved more when the two solar systems (PV and solar air) are going in (because I have a pretty good understanding of them) and when the rainwater system is going in (where I’ll be punting!)), and my bees are needing more boxes now (I had a lull in box/frame-building till now cuz they were growing into some of last year’s equipment), and I have more than one trip per month now through November (woodworking, work, funeral, work, dancing, work). (That’s a funny list, now that I look at it.)

I want to stay present here, too, though, so that may mean Continue reading

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Drinks for the train

My 30 year high school class reunion is this weekend! I’m getting on the train tonight, then renting a car tomorrow and driving to my hometown. I had a happy time in high school and am looking forward to seeing these people who were so important in my life once upon a time…

I’m not worried about the alcohol at the reunion — I didn’t drink in high school and neither did my friends, so, fortunately, I’m not stepping back into a difficult scene in that regard. (Plus, if it’s anything like last time, the “beer” will consist of that pointless cheap awful crap.)

Where I do have a history of drinking beer, though, is on trains. Continue reading

A new normal

I didn’t mean to let so much time go by without typing here. Things are so busy. Work is firing up (two new clients that I’m very happy about), my partner and I are building a house (someone else is building it, that is), I’m blogging about the house, and I have work travel, personal travel, my other house that I at least need to keep from being engulfed by weeds (I live in two places about 7 hours apart). Ahhh. It’s all great stuff, and I need to simply be thankful for all of it. But I often feel overwhelmed.

But, I’m back. And I have some adventures to describe. Continue reading