Sunday, June 26, 2011

Not Off, Off To Work

It's Sunday and I'm at work.
It's ok though. I need the overtime. I'm used to making tons of overtime, but my four and a half months on disability left me with only base pay. That's still not bad, especially when it was full pay, but I'm used to the extra, the cream.
Today I'm making cream.

It's been hot around here: 95-98 with a heat index of 105+. Stifling.
Amy and Tristan are at her mother's, playing with the horses and having a ::sniff:: great Summer without me. Haha. It's lonely when I get home and the house is dark, but I know they're having a good time and I don't want to impede that. I think Amy is staying there until Monday, but I know "something" will come up and she'll want to stay longer, "something" like horseback riding. Haha.

I'm more awake than usual. Privacy because I got more sleep than usual, PLUS, I'm drinking coffee this morning, something which I have stopped doing. I must be getting tired in my old age. Things like playing music all night when I get home from work just aren't sounding so fun to me lately. MAYBE if I had some coffee before hand. I always have rush of inspiration after a cup.
Actually, I wonder if there is some Multivitamin or other supplement I should be taking at this age, almost 40.

I should go to a sports doc and get a blood workup so they can tell me where I am, how healthy, or not, I am, and if there is anything I my body needs.

Ok enough rambling. Off to work I go.


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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

R A I N!!!


We have FINALLY gotten some rain today.
I think we've had maybe 2 days of slight rainfall in the past 6 months.

I was on a bike ride this morning, I was going for an intense 20 miler, but the wind and, yes, rain! slowed me down on the way back. It both sucked and was awesome at the same time.
I think it's supposed to rain most of the day and some tomorrow.

I think these weird weather patterns and drought are due to El Ninõ, the baby, or something like that. I'm ready for it to leave.

When we were on our road trip through Carlsbad, New Mexico, hey told us they hadn't had rain in over a year.
How's the weather where you are?


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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Where'd I Go?

Well, APPARENTLY I took a vacation from my writing commitment as well.

The rest of our trip went well. I'll go back and (catch up) post some pics later.
When we got home, the AC was still broken. Ha! I guess it didn't fix itself while we were away.
The day we got back, I went to the supply store and bought a new fan motor for it, but because of some compatibility issues, it didn't start. It took me several days of working and troubleshooting to finally get it working. I may have saved a few hundred dollars, but I very easily could have caused thousands of dollars in damage.
I was lucky. Lesson learned.

I'm also finally back at work. My foot is almost completely healed now. I wasn't exactly "released" from my doc, but nobody's asking so I'm not telling.
This company sucks. Wow. I had forgotten how much they treat us like naughty children.
Somethings gotta change. Seriously considering going back to school and changing fields.
Any suggestions?

I ALSO started running again. Wow. Painful, but good. I'm on a slow slow build up now.


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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Adventure Trip 2011 Day 4

Last night, I got a few night shots of the city of Sedona. Beautiful.
We woke up around 8ish, and started packing up to head towards the Grand Canyon.
We stopped at an RV camp and paid $7 for showers. The owner of the place showed us several spots that we HAD to check out in the canyon.
One place was called Desert View, aka Seven Sunsets, aka Lookout Tower. It was a spectacular sunset, and it really was as if the sun were setting in different directions one after another.

We met a couple from Boston and talked photography for a while. You meet all sorts of people on these roadtrips...

Before the Seven Sunsets, we had to get a campsite. We really lucked out and found a site for two nights. I think it was one of the last ones available too because an hour later, there was a long line of unhappy campers at the registration office. I was telling Amy we could probably sell our slot for $300.
She said no...

I'm all out of order on how we got here anyways, so let me just tell you now how AWESOME the Grand Canyon is:
It's pretty awesome!
It's hard to judge just how big it is. Your senses are too overwhelmed with the shear immensity of it.
Amy and I were awestruck. I'm sure this is the general consensus.

Since we hung around at the Seven Sunsets until after dark, we got back to camp for an after dark dinner. Amy grilled up some fine turkey and cheese sandwiches on whole wheat. A FEAST in the outdoors.

Tomorrow, I'm hoping to do some mountain biking, and maybe hike down into the canyon.


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