Archive for just thinking

Camp time

Decided on spur of moment yesterday while riding to camp this weekend. Today it rained of course so no dry kindling for the bunch of somewhat damp wood. I did get a fire started from shreds and some i think horsehair in my old kit. The flint and striker were a zero spark, i must practice. But the good ole striker i bought fired it up. Then i got the wax sticks going. Small fire not enough kindling to get the coals going. Im about to turn in.
 
 Campground is kinda deserted. Must be because it rained. Or the no alcohol rule. Coyotes are making noise. Uggh
 
 
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Work and play

So i am doing a wilderness survival skils course tomorrow. Yay me. It should be interesting if i can actually make fire.
 This will never be used unless i somehow get money so i can retire and actually have a body left so i can do outdoors things. We can hope. It will be another two years before i get more PTO, 40 more hours a year. Maybe then i will take a larger block of days off for adventure. But until then I am relegated to taking long weekends. Which in reality is not bad and more affordable. Sigh
 
 
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haiku for april

Hushed flowers bouquet
 Peepers screaming all the night
 Rains drop noisily
 
 
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Squirrel Logic

Saw a squirrel in a tree running out a branch. It bent down the further the tree rat went. Alongside the road was a power pole, connected to the main lines across the street. The grey thing transitioned easily from branch to pole to wire and crossed the road. No stupid “should i go or should i go back” hesitation while on the road. Smart evolutionary progress.
 
 
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Sunsets

Last week when i was driving home, i notices there was a slice of sun on the horizon. My heart swelled with happiness. The next night there was a larger slice. Last night there was a whole orb above the horizon, blazing through the slices of clouds. I may be able to ride after work next week. If i go straight to the forest and have my lights on. Joy
 
 
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fuzz head

my grandson is 6 months old.

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vacation at last

monday i head to Maine. It will probably rain all week, but I don’t care. yeah I do care. Camping in the rain sucks. but I need the break from all of this.

Photo a day did not start yesterday. soooooo

photo a day in september?

should i attempt? yeah
 
 
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the waiting is the hardest part

lauren is having the boy. induced this morning. not heard
 much from her. i stay with Vi overnight tonight, and maybe i take her to see her brother tomorrow. or i come to work. whatever it be, waiting is so hard when you are distant. i can normally wait for something imminent for hours. and hours. but this is killing me!
 
 
 
 
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oh sweet child


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