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The Last Hoorah – Almost!

Yesterday was to be the last day of the longest vacation of my adult life, going back 28 years to when I was just 15 – two weeks and a few days (I haven’t had more than a week off at a time for more than a decade). Humorously enough, we didn’t even go anywhere… Just stayed home and had a blast as a family.

I’ve been “off” since before Christmas – now I use the term “off” loosely…it just means I haven’t gone into the office. I’ve still gotten a lot of work done. Such is the life.

I’ve taken the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day off for almost a decade now, but I’ve never been able to stay still long enough to be off this long. This was a special occasion though. I’ve been struggling with motivation lately and I needed badly a bit of reinvigoration, to refocus…

I was ready to go back on Thursday but I made myself stay home so I would really want it… I’m there. I’m ready, recharged – ready to take on my industry!

Then THIS:


24 hours earlier my wife’s van was completely cleaned off, I took the kids out to lunch in it.

I shoveled the driveway twice and my wife did it once yesterday. School was cancelled before 7 yesterday evening. I took the Christmas tree to the fire pit and the snow topped out just under my kneecap. It’s deep baby, I’m a six footer and at 9:00 it was still coming down… This is the worst snow storm we’ve had in more than a decade so I’m home for one more day so they can get the roads cleared.

Thank God for one last, last Hoorah!

UPDATE:  Flint, just fifteen miles from my home, recorded 16.2 inches – the third highest single day amount in history.  Yup, we got hammered.