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DIRECTION

We are home.

We got home yesterday afternoon.

This morning we started early and got to work around the house; I went to the bank and got groceries.

Back to the regular humdrum of everyday life.

Then the texts start. Work never stops.

This morning I found out I was on the schedule to work today even though I had a planned vacation day. No problem. I sent a text to the boss and got my schedule changed.

I’ve said it before. He’s a good man. It ain’t his fault. We rely on a computer to do our scheduling. I’m not too fond of it, but I don’t pay for it either. At least not with money.

We were supposed to start resets for a customer today. All the stores have resets this week. Usually, this is spread over two weeks, but no. Why do it that way? Why use a tried and true method?


In a text to one of my part-timers this morning:

  1. Make the plan.
  2. Execute the plan.
  3. Plan goes off the rails.
  4. Throw away the plan.

We’re already at #3 I’ll bet and no one even made it to work yet.


It doesn’t have to be this way; there’s always a plan. I have plans A, B, and C always ready. We should never be at a point of no plan or lousy plan and just let those be the two choices. No.

I’m losing my focus.

I’m losing my drive.

I’m losing my want to show up for the job.

That ain’t good.

If I had another job to go right into, I would drop notice tomorrow. And that ain’t good either.

I’ve lost my direction.

That’s it. That’s the post.

Seegars

Back In The Mountains: Day 5: Headed Home

We’re heading home today, and I’m already feeling the tension.

We have a few spots to hit on the way back.


I wrote that early this morning and plans changed.


Sam and Logan

We headed on down the parkway after hitting Soco Tower. We always stop there. It’s billed as β€œThe Most Photographed View in The Smoky’s.” That may be an exaggeration, but the folks who own it are friendly, and they have a neat little gift shop at the bottom.

Soco Tower cost .50 per person. It’s a neat little throwback to simpler things. My parents used to take me up there, and so I take our kids. β€˜Nuff said.


We finally made it onto the BRP around 11:00 AM.

We made a quick stop at Water Rock Knob for the view and tradition, then headed towards Devil’s Courthouse.

We arrived at Devil’s Courthouse and the weather was looking like rain, and we decided against it.

Other factors contributed to the decision: my back, the wife’s knees, and both kid’s ankles. We went a little too hard this weekend.


We headed on down the BRP towards Asheville and gave Sam the decision of getting off at Asheville and running home or going out to Linn Cove Viaduct to hike underneath. He chose the latter.

We were detoured due to a road closure we knew nothing about. Simple five-mile detour, but the Linn Cove Viaduct visitors center was closed.


The road home was long today, but I see the lights of Kershaw right now, and it’s good to be home.

I’m tired.

That’s it. That’s the post.

Seegars