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A few more steps

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A few more steps and I’ll be finished with the job that pays the bills for the week. Kind of tired to pull another all-nighter but I’m looking at the reward at the end of the night.

OK, who walked across my NICE CLEAN SAND? Photo by Mike Hartley


Let’s see what crosses my path this morning. And by morning I mean 1:30 pm. I’m trying to force myself to get 6 hours of sleep a day. I’ll say it’s a work in progress without much success but working towards the goal is the reward. I got close today with five and a half.

One problem is the schedule. I’m nocturnal 4 nights a week and a daywalker the other 3.

Another issue is trying to sleep during the day when people are doing normal daytime activities. Trash trucks, mailman, deliveries, people mowing lawns, trimming trees, washing cars, having fun. Oh, and lest I forget, it’s LIGHT OUT. Now you smart ones might say yeah, it’s not so tough, I take naps all the time during the day. Well, that is what sleeping is like, a friggin nap, at best.

So here is to a good night’s rest tomorrow morning. At least that is the hope.

Cold Shots of the Day

Detach hose and bring inside – close off internal feed – open faucet. Winterization complete. I wonder how many ways I can illustrate cold without snow or ice? I’ve got a dozen or so ideas but I’d like to keep it going for the whole season. No help, please. I got to learn how to think again.

I should have done this a week or two ago. Photos by Mike Hartley

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Will he try to burn it all down? You know he will.
  • I took my mom’s old artificial Xmas tree out of the attic. The first time it’s seen the light of day in over a decade. I guess it will be thrilled when I start to decorate it.
  • I stored the leaf blower and string trimmer. Put the push mower away and the pruning sheers. But I refuse to pull the snow shovels out of the shed this early.
  • On top of the world one minute and about to have a breakdown the next. Don’t you just hate those days?

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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