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I went out for a ride this morning around 4 am. A very peaceful time on the roads, you just have to watch out for the deer which are plentiful this time of year. One was about 10 feet from meeting my car this morning as he sauntered out in front of me. I wasn’t in any hurry and only doing about 35 in a 45 (there was no traffic) on Rt 40 at that hour behind or in front of me.

Just before dawn this morning along Woodstock Road. Photo by Mike Hartley

So it wasn’t any problem to avoid him but a few seconds difference or speed it would have been very close. I’ve never hit one before. Many close calls. One jumped over the hood of my car once. I guess he knew he had to jump or just run into the side of my car.

A bit warm today but you won’t find me complaining. The news does enough of that. I don’t find it to be a very warm summer so far. June was rather cool and till this week I would say we have been in a normal range for July. Of course, this is some extreme heat for our area so it’s good to take the precautions they are saying to keep on keeping on.

You don’t have to add charcoal today. Photo by Mike Hartley

Tomorrow is even going to be warmer so I think I’ll see if I can get some good shots of the heat and people dealing with it.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Life feels good when you have your ducks in a row.
  • Think of yourself as an engine. Keep it maintained and it will run for a long time.
  • Do you ever feel like you don’t matter or count?
  • I think I’ll hit the beach soon for a day of fun and relaxation.
  • I managed to part with a few things for the Purple Heart collection. I’m proud of myself.

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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