Every morning I tend to do the same thing…walk past the Coffee Pot and hit the on button…grab the Birdseed…and walk outside.
This morning there was a little twist to this regiment…
I found myself suddenly transported into the Olympics Men’s Freestyle Skating Short Program!
We have a deck outside of our motor home – which is great to have – yesterday it got above freezing and then refroze last night. So the Deck became…
The Skating Rink!
The problem was I never got the memo!
When my foot hit the deck – it was game on – and there was no music.
The moves I made would have qualified for a degree of difficulty in the 20’s on a scale of 1 – 10!
The footwork…absolutely amazing – I think I also did some moves on the ice that, I am sure, were more appropriate for the Snowboarding competition.
I finally got my feet back under me, having performed all the required elements that exist for one trying to see just how elastic the body can be.
“Nailing the Landing” as used in the Olympics took on a whole new meaning for me.
Then there were the judges…
The judges were my newly made fine feathered friends, knowing the normal routine, sitting in the trees I am sure fixated on the bag of birdseed that was swinging wildly in the air.
Who knew you could use props in the Olympics?
I am not sure I really heard this – but I think I could hear them yelling…”Mine, Mine, Mine” in anticipation of the Birdseed bag being launched into the air as if shot from a catapult and landing probably in the tree limbs.
Upon not having this happen – I am positive I heard LAUGHING from the judges as they watched this earthbound creature doing things mere mortals could only hope to do.
I still fed them…begrudgingly!
Now about this post – I have decided to start using Live Writer to author my posts.
The reason for this is…apparently people who read blogs REALLY like pictures…at least this is what our friends Pat and Cindy tell us as well as about 150 other people.
Of course we knew this – but SOMEONE has been lazy in doing it. When I find that person they are in real trouble!!!
With us going to start putting pictures out there Live Writer is much more adept at this plus less chance to lose posts if something goes sideways while posting.
Pictures like this…
Now this will be the first post coming from Live Writer – hopefully it works – if not you aren’t reading this anyway so I am basically talking to myself.
I thought I would give some of our thinking about the working thing – since the readers like to know what is going on the ‘ol brain.
Opinions always welcomed!
There is a definite fork in the road coming up for us – and here it is.
We know we need to work to support ourselves on the road,
We currently have one vehicle besides the MH.
If I go the traditional route we will need a second vehicle – one for Nanette and one for me.
If we end up getting a position on the road then we won’t need a second vehicle – but will need a different vehicle since the one we have now is not towing friendly – being All Wheel Drive.
We are getting inquiries – and we are talking to EVERYBODY we can to find out what we are getting into. The answers we have gotten have been most enlightening.
So we are on a learning curve akin to a Space Shuttle launch.
Every job I have ever had came about through someone I knew – networking in other words.
We know very few people in this lifestyle so I am in uncharted territory. But we are getting to know people and the help they have provided has been most welcomed.
Back to the jobs – it appears that the job types out there are limited only by one’s imagination.
We have seen things from Marina Managers to 7/24 Gate Keeping duties in the Texas Oil Fields and everything in between.
The thing is for us – we are in an environment that is unlike anything we have experienced before and we need to learn fast.
As is said many times -- “I am sure you will look back on this someday and laugh.” Probably so…but right now we are pegging the stress meter as we try to get our hands around what, when, where and so on.
Just when you think you have the journey understood – it starts all over again!
Oh…sorry about not posting the story about Dad and Trigger. My mind went into a different direction today…and besides to do justice to what I want to tell you it needs it own space.
I will share it with you tomorrow – well if the deck doesn’t freeze again…and I decide to use the Ice Melt that is sitting on that same deck – doing no good whatsoever being in the container!
Ken and Nanette