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Home Sweet Home

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Home Sweet Home – A rock’n tune by Motley Crue but also the feeling I have about mine. I love my home. It’s not perfect but it’s ours. We’ve raised a family here. Thrown some good parties and made many improvements over the almost 4 decades and most of all shared a lot of love and laughs. Yeah, some raised voices here and there but these walls would certainly say thanks for being good and fun caretakers.

Even though we own the home and have lived here a long time and plan on staying here a long time it’s still going to be someone else’s someday. We are just the residents of this timeframe. Even if it were to stay in the family. And who’s home stays in the family anymore?

Take me home. Photo by Mike Hartley

I can’t imagine losing my home. I look at the people in those tornados and you can see the pain on them losing their homes and possessions. Of course, the most important thing in life is being alive and in good health. Homes can be rebuilt but possessions and keepsakes and photos can’t be. I imagine the loss of those items causes a person to lose a part of themselves.

Could it be? A lot of the blinders being put on are about to be removed because it looks like things are starting to shut down again. Sport, with all the high profile players and teams being placed in protocols, is a prominent headline but it goes down to Colleges and primary schools starting to cut back activities.

Some companies have pushed back return to work dates back or are getting more vigilant in checks or vaccinations. Things are going south again and we need to be strong and weather another storm. Look, if my better half hasn’t killed me yet for being home the last 2 years then the rest of you should be safe.

Naw, really just encouraging everyone to try to stay as healthy as possible. It’s all so confusing at times. You know I would have a hard time trying to figure out what to do if I wasn’t feeling right besides staying in and away from others. Do I really want to go to a testing site with probably a ton of really sick people to find out if I have the regular flu or which version of the Covid I may have? Or do I just stay home, hope it passes and the flu and covid vaccines and boosters I’ve got keep it at bay where no hospitals are involved.

So find some outlets again to keep you, your family, and friends sane for the coming months because we are in for another test. No pun intended.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Does it seem like there are more people putting up holiday lights this year?
  • Putting the top down on the car on December 16th and going for an afternoon spin is what I call a bonus day.
  • The indifference in the face of death, goes to prove some people missed the line for common sense.
  • I remember the days I rode a motorcycle and today was one of those days you either got on the bike regardless of what else was happening, or you would curse yourself for a week for missing a nice ride.
  • The older I get the more and less I understand at the same time.

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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