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The End of Summer 2022

Places Visited:Omaha, NESan Antonio, TxAustin, TxDeming, NMSanta Fe, NMAlexandria, LA In August, we stayed in Omaha, Nebraska just a few blocks from where dad spent a few of his childhood years. We also made our first trip to an Aldi’s and bought an embarrassing amount of chocolate, because how can you turn down $2 chocolateContinue reading “The End of Summer 2022”

New Mexico to New Jersey

Mike and I finally did something “tourist-y”. We visited Carlsbad Caverns on our way out of New Mexico. I had been to the caverns twice before with my family, but this was Mike’s first time in a cave of any kind. It took about 2 hours to hike down the natural entrance and around theContinue reading “New Mexico to New Jersey”

On The Road Again…

Well, I know it’s been a while but I think I have a good excuse: I got married! Mike (the new husband), travels for a living so we have been living in Holiday Inns all across the country. This past week we moved from St. Louis, MO to Alamogordo, NM. It’s amazing how quickly theContinue reading “On The Road Again…”

12-hr shifts are technically half-days.

Weekly Stats:Tickets: 1Miles: 439Listening to: Moving Pictures – Terry PrarchettReading: The backs of my eyelids…. There are pros and cons to making 30 hours of overtime 5 weeks in a row. The pros, of course, include making enormous amounts of money in a very short period. The cons, on the other hand, are that youContinue reading “12-hr shifts are technically half-days.”

Wait. We’re staying wHeRe!?

Weekly Stats:Tickets: 1Miles: 400Listening to: The Last Continent – Terry PrarchettReading: 30,000 On The Hoof – Zane Grey Man, it’s amazing how a two-week project has turned into a month of work. Dad and were on site from 7am to 7 or 8pm every day this week, Monday to Sunday. We spent most of theContinue reading “Wait. We’re staying wHeRe!?”

Is it legal to have this much fun at work?

Weekly Stats:Tickets: 1Miles: Basically none, except for a trip to AtlantaListening to: Dead Ringer – Louis L’AmourReading: The instructions in these fiber cable enclosures… So, if you work an 80hr week and then a 60 hour week without a day off in between, is that a 140hr week? Dad flew in Monday evening, so IContinue reading “Is it legal to have this much fun at work?”

Wait – You mean it rains EVERY DAY?

Weekly Stats:Tickets: 1Miles: 1,110Listening to: The Rider of Lost Creek – Louis L’AmourReading: The Life and Death of Great American Cities – Jane Jacobs (and also 30,000 on the Hoof – Zane Grey) At the end of a 70 hour work week, last weekend seems like it happened two years ago, but this is howContinue reading “Wait – You mean it rains EVERY DAY?”

I’ve still never seen Charlotte in the Daytime

Weekly Stats:Tickets: 2Miles: 2,726Listening to: Shadow on the Trail – Zane GreyReading: The Life and Death of Great American Cities – Jane Jacobs (and also Kilrone – Louis L’Amour) Well, things went pretty well this time, right up to the time we were leaving for the airport. The flight that was due to leave SAContinue reading “I’ve still never seen Charlotte in the Daytime”