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What a summer!  Not what I expected, but still fun.  My wife had her gall bladder out.  My back continues to hurt and I’m seeing  surgeon tomorrow.  On the good side, I published a couple of books, one is there to the right, we took the kids on a nice trip to Monterey, CA and we had a nice garden.  It was a lazy summer, mainly because my back hurts (really it’s my leg due to a herniated disk) and my wife’s liver is still healing and hurt.  We didn’t even set up the pool.

I had hoped to be inspired to take the blog in a new direction, but I wasn’t.  I’m not sure what to do.  I’ve sort of run out of retirement advice and I’m still in this finish raising the kids do we can really retire mode.  That doesn’t’ mean I’m not enjoying my retirement.  I suppose it will be like this.  Sometimes health issues and circumstances will slow you down.  Other times you’ll be going full bore.  While taking care of my father in laws estate, my wife and I were fond of saying, “It is what it is.”

After tomorrow, I should have an update on my other blog about my back (click the banner to the right or click here).  I hope to have surgery sooner rather than later and get back out there and doing things.  I don’t mind sitting here writing, but I’d love to get back on the water fishing, out playing with my cameras and generally being active again.  I’m going to have to do some serious thinking on where to take the blog.  If you have any ideas, let me know.


A Little Vacation

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You may have noticed I haven’t posted in a while.  Well, you’re right.  I guess I’m on a little vacation from the blog.  It’s summer and I’ve been running around doing other stuff.  I should be back soon.   While you’re here, check out some of the older posts.  Thanks for stopping by!

By the way, for updates on my back pain issues check out Fly Fish Nevada.  See you soon!

The End of Summer, Finally!

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Since this is my first full summer retired, maybe I’m noticing it more.  You know, the crowds of people, especially kids, everywhere you go.  Everyday is like a weekend.  Movie theaters, grocery stores, malls, parks, you name it, are all packed to the gills.  Don’t get me wrong, I love summer.  I love the warm temperatures, the stable weather and the fact my hands haven’t hurt from the cold in months.  Still, there is a trade-off.

Yesterday, I came face to face with the summer crowds.  I hiked into a lake to fish as was greeted by throngs of people and a family of especially rude ones.  You can read about it over at Fly Fish Nevada More

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