THREW Mikes EyEz

Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley

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Whenever I hear forecasts with very gusty winds predicted I worry about power. It has gone out a few times but so far so good tonight. So I figured I’d do a post now before my luck runs out.

Creative Maintenance – I’ve really got a significant number of things diagrammed because the ideas were flowing the last few days. Sometimes it’s good to just stop the work and sit back and imagine or relook at some old ideas and refine them or have them spur an entirely new thought.

Now, this is nice work. Photo by Mike Hartley

Office Maintenance – I Found 2, pen and ink illustrations of the San Francisco icons (the Golden Gate Bridge and a Streetcar). I believe my mother purchased these when visiting 5-6 decades ago. As I was ready to put some old sets of photos away I saw 2 sets of my framed photos of San Francisco from a visit I made in the mid-90s. So I hung them by the back door in a vertical alternating stack.

Organized my print area of inks and various papers and hung a gift my daughter got me a while back. I also have a goal of being able to see the wood on the desktop before the stroke of midnight.

Mental Maintenance – Despite an insane schedule, sleep is becoming a priority. Going for a minimum of 6 hours. And if I can sneak in a cat nap or two that would be great.

Looking for fun. Making time for fun. Not sacrificing fun time.

Body Maintenance – The next few weeks will be a call to arms. And legs and back and shoulders because it’s going to be spring and over an acre of property needs maintenance. It’s always a great workout for me against mother nature for a good 8-9 months of the year.

But first off to the dentist and doctors in the coming weeks.

Car Maintenance – It’s time for a little TLC for the go-cart. Always good to get it in peak mechanical condition before the cruising season. I took the cover off it with the prediction of some 50 mph wind gust today/tomorrow. It does tie down well but that is pretty stout winds and I don’t want tears in it.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Hats off to the power company linemen during these storms.
  • I have a fear of looking too organized.
  • The sound of strong winds is intimidating.
  • I love taking pictures but I just don’t understand selfies.

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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