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I miss the time I used to have when someone else cut my yard. But then again I wouldn’t have felt as comfortable last tonight going out to a nice dinner with friends if I spent the money on someone else doing my yardwork.

My yard could use some support if you’re not busy.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Plus it’s still fun getting out and making the property look good. I’ve got one of the nicest crops of cut weeds and crabgrass around. Trying to turn that tide on Mother Nature but she has endless resources and has recruited neighbors on either side of me that cultivate weed farms and the woods in the back so only the street in front holds back more invasions.

Sometime the weekend seems dominated by yard work. Guess that comes with some space. But enough about cutting grass and other associated task. Its time to kick off another work week.

Kind of hard to concentrate on another work week though. Had dinner with some friends on Saturday night. One was recently retired and the other had another year to go. I’m envious of this couple. I don’t like getting like this because it makes the drive and work week a struggle. But as I’m in my early 60’s I can’t help but look into the future a little bit and think about the days that are pretty much mine when I see others I know getting to this stage. They look so happy and relieved.

I have some friends who have retired early. I have some friends that will never be able to retire either because of poor planning or love of work. I love to work, just on the things I like so in reality I will probably never retire. And while I haven’t poorly planned I do have a few holes in the retirement years. So there is a possibility I might have to work a bit longer than I would have.

I just want to spend my days watching grandchildren, writing and photographing and carving. So I’m going to start practicing those things more so I can really get into the swing when the day comes.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • If you have alexa and a friend named Alexei, things can get confusing.
  • Sometimes trying to reach some people isn’t a good use of time.
  • I’m disappointed with myself on not doing any shooting this weekend.
  • OK, who turned off the heat? I want names.

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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