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Chasin’ Daylight

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Snapped this in Florida some time ago. The boat’s name is Chasin’ Daylight and I thought it might be fitting with Mother Nature about to erase any sign of daylight from the sky in that state. Wishing all a safe ride and thinking about my friends there as this approaches. Here I’ve missed a lot of daylight today with some chores and task but tonight I hope to churn out some items. Working on inside studio.

Goodbye for a while.
Photo by Mike Hartley

But first its laughter and a Happy Hour with the boys to celebrate the kickoff of the NFL season. And another season of head to head weekly competition with my Son. Yeah he is up overall but this year is mine. I can feel it. Nothing intense, we just pick all the games an whomever gets the most right wins that week. It’s a great way to just say hello also and laugh. He has already called my first pick of the season dumb I believe. Yeah I took the Chiefs tonight.

You got to have some fun in life so why not start the season with a long shot.

Random Thoughts

One of my life aspirations is NOT to see the eye of a hurricane on the ground, as I watched an interview with the guys who fly through them.

You really see how fragile our society is and how we really live day-to-day most of the time with no long-term (a week or more) plan or provisions. Well there are some, but they for the most part are the exception.

Nice to see the Yankees finally take a series here in Baltimore. Whoops, just disclosed my baseball allegiance. I wonder if they take away your blogging license if you disclose you’re a Yankee fan?

Mirrors can be cruel.

And a one and a two. Well I didn’t finish much school, what do you want.

I love my children. When I type that I always pause after that and glow for a few seconds.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

One thought on “Chasin’ Daylight

  1. Well Mike, I have seen and been IN the eye of a hurricane and its an erie feeling. For the most part there is a stillness. My first experience as the eye went through our neighborhood all the neighbors slowly came out from there boarded homes and met in the middle of the street. Neighbors whom I have only seen were coming up and introducing themselves and sharing about what had happened at their homes. It wasn’t long before the winds began to increase with rain and we all knew it was time for the other side of the storm to pass through. My home survived without damage except for about a dozen shingles which blew off. But we did lose power, and 2 large oak trees, the ground became so saturated by the rain and the wind simply blew them over. It was much different for my visiting father in-law, his manufactured home took a beating, took in lots of water as the edge of the roof began leaking and destroyed his kitchen. Then a couple weeks later a 2nd hurricane came through and destroyed his home. In the past i didn’t seem to stress much, thankfully my home is well built, but this one that is on the way has me worried about my roof. We are as ready as we can be. There is almost no gas in town and the grocery stores shelves are empty, NO water. Please keep us in your prayers.

    Thank you

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