August 14, 2017

Been a while since I’ve posted, there’s been a lot going on. The past two months have been a whirlwind: not just working my butt off getting ready for the Goodboys Invitational weekend, but having to get a whole lot of professional development training behind me so I can meet work requirements and easily keep my Project Management Professional (PMP) certification going past next year. It’s tough to even think about blogging when you’ve spent the better part of the day staring at videos made by a bunch of Ph.Ds who find ways to make 1-2 hour videos on such riveting topics as building high-performance teams, conflict management, and initiating change at work. B-O-R-I-N-G!

On top of that, a high-profile business conference for work and all kinds of running around as we try and wrap up my sister-in-law’s divorce and dentistry. As for the latter: hey, that’s what happens when you marry twins – you marry both of them!

But here it is, the middle of August. My local Fry’s supermarket already has Halloween stuff greeting you as you walk in, and today I saw the first six-packs of Sam Adams Octoberfest in the beer aisle. That’s freakin’ ridiculous – you’d think they could at least wait until Labor Day! But the sun angle has started changing so I no longer have to close one of the plantation shutters for my daily 7 AM calls to block out the sun. The shadows are already lengthening around the swimming pool to keep it less in the direct sun during the day; pretty soon it will start its slow but gradual drop out on the low 90s – too bad, during a heavy monsoon rain the other night I swam in luxurious warmth while the night air cooled to ten degrees less than the water. Out here the kids are already back to school, but it’s right around this time of year that I can still remember thinking that summer was just about over when discovering the school bus routes published in the Merrimack Valley Advertiser. You knew right then and there that the jig was just about up.

It’s been a pretty boring monsoon season around our specific area, though there have been really bad storms in other parts of the Valley, and not that far away from us. The storm that brought the rain last Saturday night was a stunner, though…lots of non-stop thunder and lighting an hour before we got drenched with over an inch of rain. Wouldn’t mind seeing a little more of that before the season closes up shop a month from now.

I haven’t even looked at my golf clubs since they came back from Goodboys weekend nearly a month ago and I’m guessing it will stay that way for another month. The days of beating balls and playing rounds in the stifling, dusty heat of June and July seem almost like a dream to me. Watching this past weekend’s PGA Championship triggered just a bit of an urge, however, but that urge will stay on the shelf for a bit longer. I’ve got lots of cleaning to do around the house, and all kinds of cleaning out back around the patio and the Tiki bar with all the dust that’s blown in here during this monsoon season.

Just wanted y’all to know I haven’t gone anywhere and hope to be back to somewhat regular blogging starting this week. Lots to write and comment about – see y’all soon!

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