Short Is The New Long

And if so, I am the king.

Another busy day in my life ahead.

A Long Weekend Away
It was nice to get away for a weekend. It would have been nicer if I didn’t know if the rising tide of work facing me upon my return as well.

As you well know, I did one of my semi-annual drives to Black Mountain, North Carolina for LEAF where upon I met up with the Raleigh Royalty.

We got a bit of rain on Friday afternoon and a smattering as we pulled out on Sunday, but the times in-between were hot, hot, hot. Even with multiple generous slathering of sunblock (SPF 30) I am now a man of color — at least on my face, neck, and arms.

This LEAF had a bit of different energy about it because we never went to watch any music performances mostly because none of us recognized the bands playing. Even without that we spent much time walking around, waiting in line to do the zipline into the lake, and watching the young boys frolic in the water. Had I not broken a tent pole while turning my tent over in an attempt to let the sun dry its bottom it would have been a stellar weekend.

A Long Summer Ahead
If the past week’s weather is an indication of what this summer holds then I am in for a long, hot summer.

You may recall that the ITP Estate is long on heating, short on air conditioning. Additionally, I am relatively cheap and will wait until the last uncomfortable second before I start using my air conditioner. Truth be told, I am more tolerant of heat than cold but there is a point at which I crack. I’m getting very close to that point.

Short On Time
Have a great day friends, all four of you who still read this space (I no longer do analytics, but I have a feeling that blog reading is way down and that my lack of quality posts has contributed to this). I need to start cranking out the code today and find some time to prepare for tonight’s German class.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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8 Responses to Short Is The New Long

  1. Barb says:

    Allan went to REI to try to figure out how to repair a tent pole, & they recommended we send it to a tent pole repair company some place in WA, they had it back in less than 2 weeks. Didn’t cost much at all.

    We turned on our A/C, it was very warm this weekend, and the whole house fan helped, but not enough. I’m feeling possibly mean, Felicia comes in Saturday from St. Croix, and we will be in Cancun, so I was thinking about turning it off. They barely use their A/C down there since the cost of electricity is astronomical, and we sweated to death when we visited. Hmmmm, am I that mean? We will see.

  2. Steve says:

    I made my first foray into the crawl space last night in an attempt to repair a leaking outside faucet. Sadly, what I found was wet insulation and very little space in which to work. Add to that I was in a head-down position on my back and I’m glad I didn’t hurl. In reading about crawl spaces, the new theory is they should not be vented at all and it should be a completely closed and moisture barriered environment. Hmmm… looks like a lot of work.

    Good news from the Giro, the rider that hit the deck HARD on a decent yesterday seems fine, with only some facial injuries and a couple of lost teeth! The video just showed him lifeless on the ground and I was really afraid he had bought the farm. to get signed up and in the lottery for next years tickets.


  3. Stacy says:

    I really want to make a comment just so I can claim to be one of the four….but I have zero things interesting to say.

  4. Steve says:

    Cat barf is interesting…

  5. Stacy says:


    (picture grumpy cat here)


  6. I see three people commenting, who wants to take the fourth spot? 🙂

  7. bob says:

    I often lurk and not comment, is that creepy?

  8. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Not at all!

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