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Tranquil Tuesday

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I woke to a strange roar this day. And as soon as I peeled back the blanket I knew what was up. The house was cold and that only means one thing. The power was out. Yep, peered over at the clock and it wasn’t tick tocking. Well I guess they don’t do that anymore but you know what I mean, no digital display.

And that roar was neighbors generators. Some of them have installed some nice ones that kick on when the power goes off automatically. Some big ones also. Hell, you know me, I never had one before a few years ago and its a small one but its going to do the job in longer outages. I can handle a few minutes and hours if need be without one. I don’t like power outages at all, but I can handle it.

Not surprising with all the icing overnight. But in a few hours BG&E had it back on. Thank you for your work in crap conditions.

Along Woodstock Road
Photo by Mike Hartley

I do know I have a ton of branches down in my yard and just looking at them all made my back hurt. Such is life, its good to have the health to get outdoors and do some yard work still.

Photo by Mike Hartley

Well, time to ride off into the sunset of another day. As I look back at this year so far, I find myself making improvements to each day and loving life more. Beats the alternative doesn’t it?


Random Thoughts of the Day

I’m glad my kids have a lot more confidence in themselves than I did in myself as I was growing up.

It will be nice to see the sun again tomorrow for a change of pace.

I think the guy who came up with the term Headache, probably never had one.

Glad to see the Terps (U of MD) basketball teams doing so well.

I’m in love with the children’s book my daughter got me as a gift. Its called Grandpa’s wish list. I can’t wait to read it over and over to her little one when that day comes.

I let myself down today in how little I accomplished. I didn’t make good use of that 3 hour power outage we had.

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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