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Out of the gate

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I kind of feel like a jockey whose horse just broke from the gate in the lead or maybe a drag racer with a textbook hole shot, or perhaps just an old guy up early trying to knock out some chores so we can enjoy the weekend.

Get out early today, might not be smooth sailing later today. Photo by Mike Hartley

Regardless it feels good to be active early. It’s so lovely keeping a schedule everyone else is on and not flipping back and forth due to work. I’ve needed this break from the job and that shift change to relax and regain perspective.

Manual power is rewarding. Photo by Mike Hartley

It was nice getting up before dawn today. Because now at 11 am it’s getting pretty warm to be working outside much longer. Yesterday I got a little too much sun time and not enough hydration and felt a little strange. Been pumping fluids today to not start off with a low tank.

I have to do a lot more thinking and planning now that I’m not a teenager in the body any longer. My better half still insists I’m 18 in mind. I don’t agree but others may think she is generous. I recently had a 4-year-old grandchild of one of my best friends tell my better half that she likes me a lot because I’m funny. It’s good to know your audience.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I’m showing some improvement on not being such a hoarder. Not that I’m bad but I do fall on that side of the scale.
  • You know that when you have friends that are 4-5 decades old and you get together and you make more great times along the way even after all the amazing ones in the past, you’re a lucky person.
  • I’m excited about redesigning my workspaces. Long overdue.
  • Be careful with the heat and on the highways.

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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