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Wonderful ride

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A great day it was. Unfortunately, work started to change it up but I’ll remember that warm ride on a record-setting day of 81 degrees and sunny. Judging by the number of people riding motorcycles together and a lot of tops down on convertibles and some old classics out and about I’d say there were more than a few people playing hooky from work today.

Along Route 99. Photo by Mike Hartley

The shorts will be put away for a bit now. And maybe a sweatshirt over the tee shirt. I’m already fighting the urge to barricade myself in the man cave and not come out till March 2023. But I promised my friends to give the cooler seasons a chance.

I’m going to miss those warm sticky mornings we have had lately. After some rain in the evening and the temps in the mid-60s with some fog. Working nights during the summer is nice, you can still step outside and be comfortable. Not in the winter, you just stay inside, or if you do dip your toe outside it’s just for a few seconds unless you want to get dressed for it.

It’s getting harder for wildlife to hide in my lower backyard now. Photo by Mike Hartley

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • When appreciation isn’t there, it’s hard to sustain the effort.
  • I feel like I need to treat myself to something.
  • My one gambling weakness was when the Mega Millions or Powerball would get really big 500M plus, I’d always break down and buy a ticket. Well, this Powerball I’ve been able to resist wasting money on and I hope to continue it no matter how big those things get.
  • I hope everyone just leaves their anger at home and just votes. It used to be a happy day. I wonder what happened?

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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