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I don’t kike going to places where the employees and management are at odds. I have a stop like that, and you can feel the tension in the air. You can taste it.

Add onto that certain other tensions, and it’s not a pleasant working environment.

I keep my head down and roll on. I have friends at this store. I feel for them.

Tomorrow I get to visit my two favorite stores and some of my favorite people. Work sucks but you make it fun, and you’ll have fun.

I’m going to focus on that.

Short tonight but that was on my mind.

That’s it. That’s the post.


Shoot The Moon

Every once in a while I’m reminded of a friend and his love for his Samsung phone. He always picked at me and got these amazing moon pics with that phone. He would ask, β€œCan you iPhone shoot the moon?”

Tonight I caught this and I immediately thought of you, B.

Little things keep reminding me.

That’s it. That’s the post.


A Nothing Post

I have nothing so I’ll share this.

We were supposed to get rain and thunderstorms and instead got a perfect evening.

That’s it. That’s the post.



I’ve found all I need to be happy is:

  • God
  • A safe home.
  • My kids and wife safe, warm, and fed.
  • Vehicles running as best as possible.
  • Me and the wife earning our way through life.

I’m content. I don’t need the world.

I need my world.

That’s it. That’s the post.


Band Dad: Day 2

I went to work.

I came home and started supper.

During the cooking I split time with some truck work and installed new lights.

I don’t see why some people can’t get much done in a day. If I’m home alone, I can get tons done.

That’ll do!

As I age, gracefully, my eyes are losing it. My night vision sucks. The extra boost in light is just what I needed.

Oh, and uh, not to brag but for a guy who isn’t a fan of tacos, I make some tasty ones.

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Marching Band Season Is Upon Me

β€œHi. My name is Seegars. And I’m a band dad.”

There’s no support group for this. No band dads anonymous. No. My wife was a band geek, and now both my kids are band geeks, and I get pulled along kicking and screaming and being my general gruff, mean-looking self. But to tell you the truth, I love watching what these kids produce.

If you tell anyone what I just said I will hunt you down and do unspeakable things to you.

The nice (?) part of this is that I have time to myself the next couple of days during band tryouts. The kids have to audition, and the band director decides who he cuts. Some will be overjoyed, and some will be crushed, but kids need these kinds of hard lessons. I am confident both of mine will be in the marching band again this year.

With my brief freedom, I get a lot of things done.

Today I installed some more lights in the garage. A couple of motion-sensitive LEDs over the parking spots for the cars. I like that I don’t have to worry about switching them off and the added bonus of pulling into the garage with light for security.

Also, I’m not blind, but my eyes aren’t what they used to be.

Added to my chores in the evenings is cooking super. Lasagna tonight Tacos tomorrow night.

And I take over the dishwashing because the kids don’t get home till seven.

Wait a damned minute! This doesn’t seem like freedom at all!

I’m asking for a raise.

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That’s a boring title.

Up at 2:30 and out the door by 4:00 to hit a bun reset with Bimbo Bakeries (which always makes me laugh.) I met Dave with Flowers Bakeries and we did the reset together. It’s not usual for me to actually have one of the company reps show up for these. I like to get it done before the bread vendors show up so they can get about their day. I’m nice like that.

Dave is retired military from Air Force and I’m ex-Army. He blew stuff up, and I didn’t realize the Air Force did that. I blew stuff up. So there’s a new found respect for the Air Force from me.

If I go lay down now, I will not be able to sleep tonight. So I’m not wasting my time and I’m installing light fixtures in the garage. I am loving the quiet of the LED lights. Big change from the old 8’ fluorescent tubes buzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

And while I’m out here, I needed to strap up the expansion tank for the water heater. We forgot to grab the strap for it when we picked up the water heater last week. So, time to be handy.

We’ve had a lot of expenses hit the past couple of years but all of them have been good investments. A new roof, stove, refrigerator, heat pump, water heater, etc.

But they’ve already started showing savings on our electric bill. Just the changes in our light fixture in the kitchen and bathroom did that.

Found a treasure.

It may not look like much to you but this is the key to the Dodge Omni my wife drove when we first started dating. We went all over in that little car.

She was tickled. It’s a memory. A good one. So I put that key on her keychain.

Now comes supper and relaxation.

Some kid probably hates me.

I don’t even know why I started this but here’s the end.

That’s it. That’s the post.



Well, the part-timer that I said wouldn’t work out didn’t, like that’s a surprise.

I wish I could be surprised.

People are way too easy to read.

Given that I’ve been around this person for six years or so on and off.

You can watch the sh*t show and then you can live it. I don’t recommend either.

Some things came to light this week and they are things I do not want to be around. Luckily, she has t shown up for work enough to be let go.

If you’re around enough bad things in life they stain your soul.

I don’t want that.

That’s it. That’s the post.



I’ve known it my whole life, but some of the people around you will darken your soul.

In their action, word, and deed.

Sometimes they leave a stain that won’t come out no matter how many good deeds you do or how kind you are.

That stain will always be there because you know what you allowed to happen.

Sorry so dark tonight.

Just what’s weighing on my mind.

That’s it. That’s the post.


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