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The search is on

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OK, I’ve got a few weeks to execute some small and big things. Its time to replace a vehicle so off to a few dealerships to decide on brand and model. We’ve got it narrowed down a good bit already but these are big decisions. We aren’t rich and typically our cars last a decade or more and certainly hit that 200k milestone or close to it before we sell it used for a few hundred $.

Front porch
Photo by Mike Hartley

Then the search for the Xmas gifts for my better half. Always an adventure. I have both success and failure in this endeavor. Most of the years I do pretty good, at least she lets me believe so. I hope I do.

I’m also searching for one of my favorite things. Our Christmas Tree. Yes I’m late, I usually have that done last weekend. But I’ll venture out tomorrow and pick one out. My family gets a lot of joy about seeing what tree we get. I’ve got a bad habit of picking the largest tree possible that will fit in our house. Using several shoehorns I get it in and it always looks great. I love having a lot of space for lights and decorations but also still being able to see the real tree.

I’ll be searching for some time to keep posting here. I’m on that daily cycle now and can’t be stopped. What I’m getting short on is fresh photos. So I got to get my behind in gear with that. And who knows, the few days I do have off around the holiday maybe I’ll write something useful.

I’m thankful for the time and opportunity and spirit to do these things.

Random Thoughts of the Day

I’m so at peace when I’m home.

Its time, time to rhyme, but its late and I forgot to dine, there goes that old mind of mine.

I saw a thread on Facebook of a group I follow because is around where I grew up. Due to a recent passing someone was bring up others in that neighborhood who had passed. I saw a lot of names I knew. Way too many. It gave me pause and reminded me to use each day better again.

You know what is important to parents. Knowing that you made the effort to spend time with them while they were here. So in that thought we will take my in-laws to lunch tomorrow.

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.

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