My Tuesdays make me feel like someone else.

Possibly a Phil.

Because my Tuesdays are just like Groundhog Day.

We do the same things for the same customers at each and every store.

Over and over again.

Maybe something will happen eventually to change it up.


That’s it. That’s the post.



Well, that wasn’t it. It was a fouled plug.

Sometimes I feel like giving up, selling the truck, and buying something else.

The strongest steel is forged in the fire of a dumpster.

Some wise person on the internet.

But with car prices as they are I don’t want a new bill for the house. I’ll figure it out eventually.

That’s it. (Hopefully) Thats the post.

Oh, and uh, Happy Father’s Day to all you fellas just trying to hold it together.

You are not alone. We’re all in this together.


Years Gone By

Sam went out with me to pick up a push mower today. Our backyard is small, and the manual mower seemed like the trick, but it can’t handle some of the thicker grass. Still useable, but we bought a battery-powered Ryobi to do the job.

We had to stop by Walmart for some things on the way back.

When Sam was a baby, he had a couple of health problems. Rather than hire a nurse/babysitter for him during the day, I opted to stay home for a β€œlittle while” with him. That turned into five years. And those were some of the best years of my life.

When he was small, we did it all. Cleaned the house, did the shopping, most of all the house-related activities were covered by him and me.

Yes, ladies, he’ll be quite the catch someday.

This is when we first met Miss Sandra. She worked at Walmart as a cashier and still does. Sam was very tiny when he was born. His entire head would fit in the palm of my hand.

Today she saw me and then she saw him and yelled, β€œYou better come speak to Grandma Sandra.” She really feels this way about him. She’s family.

You notice things about your kids that you haven’t sometimes. That moment of realization is painful sometimes. Looking at how big he has gotten in comparison to someone I see all the time. He’s growing so fast.

Ain’t a baby anymore.

That’s it. That’s the post.



πš†πšŽπš•πš•, πšπš‘πš’πšœ πš πšŽπšŽπš” πš’πšœ πšπš’πš—πšŠπš•πš•πš’ πš˜πšŸπšŽπš›, πš πš˜πš›πš”πš πš’πšœπšŽ πšŠπš—πš’πš πšŠπš’, πšŠπš—πš πš—πš˜πš  πš’πšβ€™πšœ πšπš’πš–πšŽ 𝚝𝚘 𝚐𝚎𝚝 πšπš˜πš πš— 𝚝𝚘 πš‘πš˜πšžπšœπšŽ πš‹πšžπšœπš’πš—πšŽπšœπšœ.

πšƒπš‘πšŽ πšπš›πšžπšŒπš” πš’πšœ πšπš’πšŸπš’πš—πš πš–πšŽ πšŒπš›πšŠπš™. π™Έπš πšπš˜πšŽπšœπš—β€™πš πš πšŠπš—πš 𝚝𝚘 πšœπšπšŠπš›πš πš’πš— πšπš‘πšŽ πš–πš˜πš›πš—πš’πš—πšπšœ 𝚜𝚘 πšπš‘πšŠπšβ€™πšœ πš–πš’ πš–πšŠπš’πš— πš™πš›πš˜πš“πšŽπšŒπš πšπš‘πš’πšœ πš πšŽπšŽπš”πšŽπš—πš.

You never know what you’ll see on the road.

πš†πšŽ πš‘πšŠπšŸπšŽ πšŠπš•πš• πšπš‘πšŽ πšžπšœπšžπšŠπš• 𝚜𝚝𝚞𝚏𝚏 πšπš˜πš› πšπš‘πšŽ πš πšŽπšŽπš”πšŽπš—πš πšŠπš›πš˜πšžπš—πš πšπš‘πšŽ πš‘πš˜πšžπšœπšŽ, πšŒπš•πš˜πšπš‘πšŽπšœ, πšŒπš•πšŽπšŠπš—πš’πš—πš, 𝚎𝚝𝚌. π™Έβ€™πš– πš‘πšŠπšŸπš’πš—πš πšπš‘πšŽπš– πšœπšπšŠπš›πš πš™πšŠπšŒπš”πš’πš—πš πšžπš™ πšŽπšœπšœπšŽπš—πšπš’πšŠπš•πšœ πšπš˜πš› πš˜πšžπš› πšŠπš—πš—πšžπšŠπš• πšπš›πš’πš™ 𝚝𝚘 πšπš‘πšŽ πš–πš˜πšžπš—πšπšŠπš’πš—πšœ πš—πš˜πš . πš†πšŽ π™°π™»πš†π™°πšˆπš‚ 𝚐𝚎𝚝 πšžπš™ πšπš‘πšŽπš›πšŽ πšŠπš—πš πšœπš˜πš–πšŽπš˜πš—πšŽ πšπš˜πš›πšπš˜πš 𝚊 πš“πšŠπšŒπš”πšŽπš πš˜πš› πš‹πš˜πš˜πšπšœ, 𝚜𝚘 πšπš‘πšŠπšβ€™πšœ 𝚊 πšπš‘πš’πš—πš πšπš‘πš’πšœ πš πšŽπšŽπš”πšŽπš—πš.

Hi, Kyle.

𝙸 πš—πšŽπšŽπš 𝚝𝚘 πšπš›πš’πš– πšžπš™ πšπš‘πšŽ πšπš›πš’πšŸπšŽπš πšŠπš’ πšπš‘πš’πšœ πš πšŽπšŽπš”πšŽπš—πš 𝚊𝚜 πš πšŽπš•πš•, πšŠπš™πš™πšŠπš›πšŽπš—πšπš•πš’.

π™°πšœ πšπšŠπš› 𝚊𝚜 πš πš˜πš›πš” πš πšŽπšŽπš”πšœ 𝚐𝚘 πš πš’πšπš‘ πšŠπš•πš• πšπš‘πšŽ πš›πšŽπšœπšŽπšπšœ, πšπš‘πš’πšœ πš πšŽπšŽπš” πš‘πšŠπšœπš—β€™πš πš‹πšŽπšŽπš— 𝚝𝚘𝚘 πšπšŽπš›πš›πš’πš‹πš•πšŽ.

πšƒπš‘πšŽπšœπšŽ πšœπšπš˜πš›πš–πšœ πš‘πšŠπšŸπšŽ πš”πš’πš•πš•πšŽπš πš’πš πšπš‘πš’πšœ πš πšŽπšŽπš”, πšπš‘πš˜πšžπšπš‘. 𝙸 πš‘πšŠπš 𝚝𝚠𝚘 πšœπšπš˜πš›πšŽπšœ πš•πš˜πšœπšŽ πš™πš˜πš πšŽπš› πšŠπš—πš πš˜πš—πšŽ 𝚘𝚏 πšπš‘πšŽπš– 𝚠𝚊𝚜 πšœπšπš’πš•πš• πš πš’πšπš‘πš˜πšžπš πš™πš˜πš πšŽπš› 𝚝𝚘𝚍𝚊𝚒. πšƒπš‘πšŽ πš˜πšπš‘πšŽπš› πšπš˜πš˜πš” πš•πš’πšπš‘πšπš—πš’πš—πš πšŠπš—πš πš•πš˜πšœπš πšπš‘πšŽπš’πš› πšœπš’πšœπšπšŽπš–πšœ 𝚝𝚘𝚍𝚊𝚒 𝚜𝚘 πšπš‘πšŽπš’ πš πšŽπš›πšŽ πšŒπš•πš˜πšœπšŽπš 𝚝𝚘 πšπš‘πšŽ πš™πšžπš‹πš•πš’πšŒ. π™Έπš 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚊 πšŸπšŽπš›πš’ πš™πšŽπšŠπšŒπšŽπšπšžπš• πšŠπšπšπšŽπš›πš—πš˜πš˜πš— πšπš’πš—πš’πšœπš‘πš’πš—πš πšžπš™ πš–πš’ πš πšŽπšŽπš”.

πšƒπš‘πšŠπšβ€™πšœ πš’πš. πšƒπš‘πšŠπšβ€™πšœ πšπš‘πšŽ πš™πš˜πšœπš.


π™Άπš˜πš˜πš π™Όπš˜πš›πš—πš’πš—πš/πšπš˜πšžπšπš‘ π™°πšπšπšŽπš›πš—πš˜πš˜πš—

𝙸 𝚐𝚘𝚝 πšžπš™ 𝚊𝚝 𝟻:𝟢𝟢 𝙰𝙼, πš™πš’πšŒπš”πšŽπš πšžπš™ π™°πšœπš‘πšŽ πšŠπš—πš 𝚠𝚊𝚜 πšπš’πš—πš’πšœπš‘πšŽπš πš πš’πšπš‘ πš πš˜πš›πš” πš‹πš’ 𝟷𝟷:𝟢𝟢 𝙰𝙼.

𝙸 πš™πš•πšŠπš’πšŽπš πš‘πš˜πš˜πš”πš’ πšπš‘πš’πšœ πšŠπšπšπšŽπš›πš—πš˜πš˜πš—. πš‚πš πšžπš—πš πš‹πš’ πš–πš˜πš–πšœ πšŠπš—πš πš™πš’πšŒπš”πšŽπš πšžπš™ πšπš‘πšŽ πš”πš’πšπšœ 𝚜𝚘 𝚠𝚎 πšŒπš˜πšžπš•πš πš‘πšŠπšŸπšŽ πšŠπš— πšŠπšπšπšŽπš›πš—πš˜πš˜πš— 𝚊𝚝 πš‘πš˜πš–πšŽ.

πšƒπš‘πšŽπš— πšπš‘πšŽ πš‹πš˜πšπšπš˜πš– πšπšŽπš•πš• 𝚘𝚞𝚝.

𝙸 𝚞𝚜𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚘 πš•πš˜πšŸπšŽ πšœπšπš˜πš›πš–πšœ, πš—πš˜πš 𝚜𝚘 πš–πšžπšŒπš‘ πšŠπš—πš’πš–πš˜πš›πšŽ as πšπš‘πšŽπš’ πš–πšŽπšœπšœ πš πš’πšπš‘ πš–πš’ πšŒπšŠπš•πš–.

πš‚πšπš’πš•πš• πš πšŠπš’πšπš’πš—πš πšπš˜πš› πšπš‘πšŽ πšπš‘πšžπš—πšπšŽπš›πšœπšπš˜πš›πš– 𝚝𝚘 πš‹πš•πš˜πš  πš˜πšŸπšŽπš› 𝚜𝚘 𝙸 πšŒπšŠπš— 𝚐𝚎𝚝 𝚊 πšœπš‘πš˜πš πšŽπš›.

πšƒπš˜πš–πš˜πš›πš›πš˜πš β€™πšœ π™΅πš›πš’πšπšŠπš’ πšŠπš—πš πšπš‘πš’πšœ πš πšŽπšŽπš” πš πš’πš•πš• πš‹πšŽ πšŠπš—πš˜πšπš‘πšŽπš› πš˜πš—πšŽ πš•πšŽπšπš πš‹πšŽπš‘πš’πš—πš. π™·πš˜πš™πšŽπšπšžπš•πš•πš’ πšŠπš•πš• πšπš‘πšŽ πš πš˜πš›πš” πšπš‘πš’πšœ πš πšŽπšŽπš” πš πš’πš•πš• πš–πšŠπš”πšŽ πšπš‘πšŽ πš πšŽπšŽπš”πšŽπš—πš πšŠπš•πš• πšπš‘πšŠπš πš–πš˜πš›πšŽ πšŽπš—πš“πš˜πš’πšŠπš‹πš•πšŽ.

πšƒπš‘πšŠπšβ€™πšœ πš’πš. πšƒπš‘πšŠπšβ€™πšœ πšπš‘πšŽ πš™πš˜πšœπš.



A𝚜 πšŽπšŠπšŒπš‘ πš—πšŽπš  πš˜πš—πšŽ πšŒπš˜πš–πšŽπšœ πšŠπš•πš˜πš—πš 𝙸 πšπšŽπš•πš• πšπš‘πšŽπš– πšŠπš•πš• πšπš‘πšŽ πšœπšŠπš–πšŽ πšπš‘πš’πš—πš.

π™Έβ€™πš– πš—πš˜πš πš•πš˜πš˜πš”πš’πš—πš πšπš˜πš› πšœπš˜πš–πšŽπš˜πš—πšŽ 𝚝𝚘 πš πš˜πš›πš” πšπš˜πš› πš–πšŽ πš˜πš› πšœπš˜πš–πšŽπš˜πš—πšŽ 𝙸 πšŒπšŠπš— πš‹πšŽ πšπš‘πšŽ πš‹πš˜πšœπšœ 𝚘𝚏, π™Έβ€™πš– πš•πš˜πš˜πš”πš’πš—πš πšπš˜πš› 𝚊 πš™πšŠπš›πšπš—πšŽπš›. πšœπš˜πš–πšŽπš˜πš—πšŽ 𝙸 πšŒπšŠπš— πšπš›πšŠπš’πš— 𝚝𝚘 𝚍𝚘 πšπš‘πšŽ πš“πš˜πš‹ πšŠπš—πš πš‹πšŠπšŒπš” πš–πšŽ πšžπš™. πš‚πš˜πš–πšŽπš˜πš—πšŽ 𝙸 πšŒπšŠπš— πš‹πšŠπšŒπš” πšžπš™.

πš†πšŽ πš‘πšŠπšŸπšŽ 𝚊 πšŸπšŽπš›πš’ πš›πš˜πšžπšπš‘ πš πšŽπšŽπš” πšπš‘πš’πšœ πš πšŽπšŽπš”. 𝙰 πš•πš˜πš 𝚘𝚏 πš›πšŽπšœπšŽπšπšœ πšπš˜πš› πšπš‘πšŽ πšœπšπš˜πš›πšŽπšœ. π™Έβ€™πš– 𝚞𝚜𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚘 πš’πš πšŠπš—πš πš‘πšŠπšŸπšŽ πšπš˜πš—πšŽ πš’πš πš˜πš— πš–πš’ πš˜πš πš— πš‹πšŽπšπš˜πš›πšŽ. πš‚πš˜πš–πšŽπš˜πš—πšŽβ€™πšœ πšŠπš•πš πšŠπš’πšœ πš πšŠπš’πšπš’πš—πš 𝚝𝚘 πšπš‘πš›πš˜πš  𝚊 πš πš›πšŽπš—πšŒπš‘ πš’πš— πšπš‘πš’πš—πšπšœ, and hπšŽπš›πšŽ πšŒπš˜πš–πšŽπšœ π™²πš˜πšŸπšŽπš›πšπš’πš›πš•. (π™Έβ€™πš– πš”πš’πšπšπš’πš—πš πš‹πšžπš πš’πšβ€™πšœ πš—πš˜ 𝚎𝚊𝚜𝚒 πšπšŠπšœπš”, πšπš‘πš’πšœ πš–πš˜πš.)

π™΅πš˜πš› 𝚊 πš–πšŠπš—, 𝙸 πš”πš—πš˜πš  𝚠𝚊𝚒 𝚝𝚘𝚘 πš–πšžπšŒπš‘ πšŠπš‹πš˜πšžπš πš–πšŠπš”πšŽπšžπš™. π™°πšœ 𝚊 πšŒπš˜πš–πš™πšŠπš—πš’ πš πšŽβ€™πšŸπšŽ πš‹πšŽπšŽπš— πšœπšŽπšπšπš’πš—πš πš–πš˜πšπšœ πšπš˜πš› πšœπšŽπšŸπšŽπš›πšŠπš• πš–πšŠπš”πšŽπšžπš™ πš–πšŠπš—πšžπšπšŠπšŒπšπšžπš›πšŽπš›πšœ πšœπš’πš—πšŒπšŽ πšœπš‘πš˜πš›πšπš•πš’ πšŠπšπšπšŽπš› 𝙸 πšœπšπšŠπš›πšπšŽπš πš πš˜πš›πš”πš’πš—πš πšπš˜πš› πšπš‘πšŽ πšŒπš˜πš–πš™πšŠπš—πš’.

πšƒπš‘πšŽ πšπš’πš›πšœπš πš’πšŽπšŠπš› πš’πš 𝚠𝚊𝚜 πš‘πš˜πš›πš›πš’πš‹πš•πšŽ. π™΄πšŸπšŽπš›πš’πš˜πš—πšŽ πš‘πšŠπš πšπš‘πšŽπš’πš› πš˜πš πš— πš’πšπšŽπšŠ 𝚘𝚏 πš‘πš˜πš  𝚝𝚘 𝚍𝚘 πš’πš. πšƒπš‘πšŽπš— 𝙸 𝚐𝚘𝚝 πš–πš’ πš˜πš•πš πš™πšŠπš›πšπš—πšŽπš› 𝚝𝚘 πšŒπš˜πš–πšŽ πš πš˜πš›πš” πš πš’πšπš‘ πš–πšŽ πšŠπš—πš πšœπš‘πšŽ πšπšŽπšŸπšŽπš•πš˜πš™πšŽπš 𝚊 πš•πš’πšπšπš•πšŽ πšœπš’πšœπšπšŽπš– πšπš‘πšŠπš πš’πšœ 𝚞𝚜𝚎𝚍 πš‹πš’ πš–πšžπšŒπš‘ 𝚘𝚏 πšπš‘πšŽ πšŒπš˜πš–πš™πšŠπš—πš’ πš—πš˜πš . 𝙸 πš πšŠπšπšŒπš‘ πš™πšŽπš˜πš™πš•πšŽ πš™πš˜πšœπš πšŠπš—πš πšπšŠπš•πš” πšŠπš‹πš˜πšžπš πšπš‘πšŽ πšœπš’πšœπšπšŽπš– πšŠπš•πš• πšπš‘πšŽ πšπš’πš–πšŽ πšŠπš—πš πšπš‘πš’πš—πš”, β€œπšœπš‘πšŽ πšπš’πš πšπš‘πšŠπš.β€œ

πš‚πš˜ πš πš‘πšŽπš— 𝙸 𝚐𝚎𝚝 𝚝𝚘𝚘 πš–πšžπšŒπš‘ πšπš˜πš’πš—πš πš˜πš— πšŠπš—πš πš—πšŽπšŽπš πš‘πšŽπš•πš™ πš πš‘πš˜ 𝚍𝚘 𝙸 πšŒπšŠπš•πš•?

π™Όπš’ πš˜πš•πš πš™πšŠπš›πšπš—πšŽπš›.

πš‚πš‘πšŽ πš πš˜πš›πš”πšœ πšπš˜πš› πšπš‘πšŽ πšœπšŒπš‘πš˜πš˜πš• πšπš’πšœπšπš›πš’πšŒπš πš—πš˜πš  πš‹πšžπš πš’πšœ πšŠπš•πš πšŠπš’πšœ πš πš’πš•πš•πš’πš—πš 𝚝𝚘 πšŒπš˜πš–πšŽ πš πš˜πš›πš” πš πš’πšπš‘ πš–πšŽ πš˜πš— 𝚊 πš“πš˜πš‹ πš˜πš› 𝚝𝚠𝚘. πš‚πš‘πšŽβ€™πšœ 𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚘𝚏 πšœπšŒπš‘πš˜πš˜πš• πšπš˜πš› πšπš‘πšŽ πšœπšžπš–πš–πšŽπš›.

π™Έβ€™πš– πšŒπšŠπš•πš•πš’πš—πš πš’πš— 𝚊 πš–πšŠπš›πš”πšŽπš›.

π™Έπš 𝚒𝚊 πš”πš—πš˜πš  𝚒𝚊 πš”πš—πš˜πš .

π™΅πš›πš’πšŽπš—πšπšœ πšπš’πš›πšœπš, πšπš‘πšŽπš— πš™πšŠπš›πšπš—πšŽπš›πšœ. π™°πš—πš πšœπš‘πšŽ πšŒπšŠπš— πšŒπšŠπš•πš• πš–πšŽ πšŠπš—πš’πšπš’πš–πšŽ πšŠπš—πš π™Έβ€™πš•πš• πšœπš‘πš˜πš  πšžπš™. πš‚πš‘πšŽ πš”πš—πš˜πš πšœ πšπš‘πš’πšœ.

πš†πšŽ πš›πš’πšπšŽ 𝚊𝚝 πšπš’πšŸπšŽ. πšƒπš˜πš–πš˜πš›πš›πš˜πš  πš’πšœ πšπš˜πš’πš—πš 𝚝𝚘 πš‹πšŽ πšπšžπš—.

πšƒπš‘πšŠπšβ€™πšœ πš’πš. πšƒπš‘πšŠπšβ€™πšœ πšπš‘πšŽ πš™πš˜πšœπš.



Three days off was actually worth it, even though one of those was due to injury.

I hadn’t even thought about work all weekend until tonight.

My mindset is really getting there. I can’t do it all. I’ll still get a lot done.

She enjoyed it as well.

Problem is I say I can do most things with one hand tied behind my back.

This week I may have to prove that.

It’s better. Not 100%.

That’s it. That’s the post.


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