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Where does the time go?

Posted by joeabbott on December 22, 2016

OK … yesterday was a blur and today is on the way out. Not sure what that says for my ability to manage time but it sure goes fast when you’re not watching it closely.

Yesterday I got that big monitor I was talking about earlier … it’s nice. They delivered it in the AM so I was able to get out and do some last minute Christmas shopping for Suz around noontime … and, just as I got home and settled, she returned from a morning tea with a friend. That left us time for a quick meal and then … well, I got sucked into setting up my work\play area and some gaming. I play a game called Dark Souls and in it, other players can ask for and offer help. It’s not a simple thing … folks need to be around your level (or set a password) and in the same area, but I “left my sign” and someone summoned me into their game. Once in, I can help them go through areas, defeat enemies, and ultimately take on the “boss” of that zone. And so I did that … and got swept into a couple hours helping a guy. It was a lotta fun but, around 7:30, I signed off and Suzy and I spent the balance of the day chatting before an early bedtime.

Today we headed up to the property to check in on things and pick up another load of woodchips for some paths around our home. The last time we did this, the walkway was so improved that the change was enough to sell us on getting a second load. While we were in Granite Falls, we stopped by our favorite BBQ place and then headed to “Glen’s Rentals” where we pestered Justin for a short half hour on all the various home(stead) implements they rent, how to use them, and what their prices and policies are. It was time well-spent and we left without renting anything but better informed and we know where to go when we need a bobcat, backhoe, post-digger, or any of the other tools we’ll need for setting up our new home.

On the way up and back we listened to All the Light We Cannot See … and you can expect a write-up here … it was a fantastic tale full of beautiful (and haunting) imagery and wording. An exceptional story. But, we got back to SeaTac, did a little shopping for groceries, and then spread the chip when we finally got home … enjoying the last of the daylight and some dry weather.

After that I wrapped a few gifts for Christmas and am now settling into a massively messy office but getting in a little computer\Xbox time.

I’m liking vacation! Thanks for poking your nose in!

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