Left the southern command early to head to home back north. Was able to capture a some pre-dawn shots Leaving the House - Moon and Venus Knew it was going to be a good day for photos when this was the first thing you saw. Going over the Bay Bridge As we went over the bay bridge the east was gold with the pre-dawn sunlight trying to make its way over the horizon while the Moon and Venus could still be seen in the distance, not yet drowned out by the sun. Sun Peeking Out Over the Horizon The last one is where I had to pull off the road to take. The sun was just peeking up over the…

Sometime ago the business was sold. I stayed on a year beyond my stated contract because I loved what I did. I really did not see myself leaving, but I found myself leaving the state more and more and not being able to run a company to be best of my abilities. I was willing to step down from CEO to a sales position, but that was just not going to work out either. So I announced my replacement, and stayed on until my replacement told me to just take off, he had It. So I did.It coincided with my knee surgery, so that made for an easier transition. I physically could not go into the office and would take…

The knee surgery came and went along with some wild dreams that I can't remember, but do remember them being odd, and I'm in the recovery stage. They gave me some anti-nausea medicine that I have not had the need to take, a light opioid that I have been taking for pain, but took two of them before going to bed and was up all night. Definitely not making me drowsy. Even gave me some Oxycodone... Not interested in taking that and thought that was overkill. I even had to sign a waiver saying I would destroy it/hand it in when I was done. Leg up and sitting in a chair right now as I type away. So much to…

Just lounging around today while I wait for a few more calls from the doctors. Resting up the leg to keep the swelling down. I was even able to remove my rings this morning with some soap and water and a bit of tugging. Feels odd to not have them on, especially my wedding ring. Been wearing it for 20+ years (23 maybe this year?), so having it off is really odd feeling. Just for the next 24 hours really. Someone remind me to shave today. I really need it.

I honestly have a hard time believing I decided to undertake this project. I mean, of course it is something I would do... Highly impractical, low chance of success, no other fool would even attempt it. Sounds like a challenge to me. So I decided to grow my own coffee. I live in New Hampshire, so that means we have winter here. No coffee plants will survive under 40 degrees, never mind below freezing. I ordered three plants with the hope that at least one would survive. They took four years to grow, finally one flowered, fruit grew with the coffee seeds inside and took 8 months to ripen. I make all this possible with my indoor greenhouse. In the…

Going to have knee surgery on the 1st to get my meniscus tear in my right knee fixed finally. Recovered from Covid, so I'm better there finally - still the remnants but not much - and lastly I'm putting in my last day at work on the 9th. I'm going to use the summer to do some needed work around the houses, really work to get into better shape and condition physically (especially after getting sick and not being able to hike or walk due to my knee, so I'm just ready!) and then spend some time figuring out what might just be next for me. Due to some impending travel and temporary (roughly a year) relocating to a new…

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