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Sunday, May 5, 2013
Gone in a Blink
Early May and my lovely wife and I feel the pressure of time whizzing by. Last year, summer came and went before we knew it. Yesterday my lovely wife expressed the fear that this summer would also come and go before we knew it. It's true that a person can't be everywhere and do everything.
We are blessed with a stretch of warm dry days. My days start early and end late. Last year bad weather moved in before my deck could be repaired. Winter's snow didn't help it any. I just replaced a number of deck boards and did some painting. Of course, the job has already grown in size. Some things that looked good don't stand up well to closer inspection. (like too much else in life)
My lovely wife has dived into gardening and yard work. Pretty soon she'll need me to do the heavy lifting. It's my own darn fault, with all my talk of prepping. She's taking this home grown food thing seriously.
At least I've started building my boat. Now that time and money have been spent on it, I'm committed to finishing it. There's nothing worse than a partially completely boat that never sees the water. I'm glad I started it before the time and money could be spent on something practical.
The better half is away babysitting as my daughter is going back to work. There are times I wish we lived in a civilized country -one with paid maternity leave. While my wife's away, I'm going to launch our sailboat in the lake. That way it'll be ready when we have an hour or two to spare. Besides, I've got fish to catch. Food security, right?
It's important to get out and enjoy the good weather with family and friends. There's only so much warm weather here in the North Country. Finding a balance, that's the key. My life is a healthy mix of work and play, but only if a really long time scale is used.
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.