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Transition day

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Like this rose that hasn’t opened I was up too early today. Spent most of the day so far behind the wheel of two motorized vehicles. The first few hours on the tractor and a few this afternoon tooling the back roads of Howard County MD in the go-cart.

Photo by Mike Hartley

Traffic is one of the changes I have the most difficulty with as this county transitioned from very rural to very suburban. It’s hard to go anywhere without it except for precious few hours of the morning on weekends or really late at night.

But this afternoon with my better half as the seat cover next to me, it was just nice taking back roads and talking, pointing out houses we liked, commenting on the humungous mansions that dot our area now like never before.

With the top down it’s like being back on my motorcycle again but even better because no helmet is required in the car. On second thought it’s moving towards wearing one in a car with the way people are driving. But anyway it’s beautiful with an unobstructed view. The breeze and sounds, the warmth of the sun beating down on you, and sometimes the smells of the season.

So far a great transition day from nocturnal being to regular Joe, except for being tired and needing a good night’s sleep for a change of pace. And it better not be a late night with the granddaughter descending on our abode early in the morning and the famous words to start the day “Play with me, Papa.”

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • The weekend of THE GRILL returns. Fire them up.
  • I’m sick of pollen covering my clean car.
  • There is a fine line between things. Go ahead, step over it.
  • Instead of thinking about the troubles of the world tonight, I think I’ll immerse myself in a baseball game.
  • Far more photos this weekend than words.

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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