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Alone

The very best thing about working a project by myself is just that.

I am alone.

I don’t have to watch anyone.

I don’t have to make sure the job is getting done. I know the job is getting done.

I like it.

That’s it. That’s the post.

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Tell Me Something Great About Your Day

A friend got some great news today in a couple of things and I cannot be happier for her. Truly.

Sometimes you humble people without knowing you have.

A snippet of the conversation. I hope she doesn’t mind.

Typical “blah work blah I have it so bad” response. But she made me think immediately. My daily life is usually where I get stuff for this blog from so (deep breath)…

I’m alive. I’m breathing.

I’m working and providing for my family.

I have a great, loving wife who I could not do what I do without. Someone I cannot do without.

I’ve got two great kids. They make great grades. They’re decent, compassionate people. They got all of their mothers good qualities and the few good qualities I have to give.

I live free in a great country and I can appreciate this because I’ve lived for short times in countries that aren’t free and not that great.

I have friends that I can call on who will actually come to help.

I have some friends that will actually come and stand back to back with me and physically fight any who come against me.

I am blessed beyond measure.

And I don’t appreciate that enough.

The few small troubles I do have are nothing compared to the life I have.

And that’s what’s great about my day.

All day. Every day.

Thanks, C. I need to be reminded sometimes.

That’s it. That’s the post.

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Lunch

Since Covid took over our lives and we’ve been frozen in our regular habits I haven’t been able to do something.

Lunch.

We usually don’t take them because we have short hours and we want to do our work and leave the stores. That’s when we are working alone.

Whenever I have the whole team together at one location on special projects I make it a point to take lunch. It’s not anything like a team building exercise or anything work related.

We’re more than coworkers. It does help with the workflow. But the fact that we enjoy each other’s company, have fun, and can sit and eat a meal together makes it so much easier on us as a team that is forced together because of work.

They’re like my daughters.

I say this because I’m twenty two years senior to the oldest one.

One of them I haven’t been able to sit down and eat lunch with since she was hired six months ago. Usually it happens first day but…covid.

We need to do this more often. It’s enjoyable.

That’s it. That’s the post.

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Six Months Later…

I’ve been posting here daily for six months. This anniversary passed a couple of days ago.

Today I reached my 100th follower.

I’m grateful.

But I do this as a sort of therapy and exercise in self control.

Now that I’ve grown more confident I’m trying my hand at a one man podcast. It’s something I’ve been interested in for awhile.

Here’s the thing though.

Even though I’m doing very short pieces as podcasts, it’s hard. Just that little five minutes took me thirty to throw together, edit, and post.

And I’ve done longer podcasts with friends but I don’t have that much experience.

I guess I’m trying to say thanks to all those folks who put together the podcasts I listen to.

I know some that do an hour or two alone.

Gordo from Those Conspiracy Guys is famous for doing four hours and longer episodes. I’ve seen him post up a seven hour one.

That’s insane.

That’s it. That’s the post.

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Working

Those things you walk by in a department store and don’t pay attention to because you’re looking for a phone or whatnot, I’m one of the people who made that all nice and neat.

This week starts our phone resets and that’s good for hours for us and our company. I enjoy doing this for some odd reason.


I’m doing some research on Unit 731, a Japanese chemical weapons research division back on WWII. It’s horrible, dark, and honestly fascinating.

I kinda want to do a podcast on the subject.


That’s it. That’s the post.

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There Goes Ms. Lane

I have made a lot of friends over the years working for my company that contracts for Walmart. I’ve gotten especially close with my D40 managers, which is the pharmacy area.

I simply cannot do my job without them. I appreciate them and have gotten pretty close with a couple of them.

Last week was Barbara Lee’s last day. She worked at one of my stores as D40 manager. And she was probably one of the most dedicated people I’ve ever worked around. Always on top of everything in her department.

Today was Ms. Lane’s last day. I am going to miss her because, like Barbara Lee, she was on top of her department and made my job and life so much easier.

But you can’t blame folk who come to the end of their working days and decide to retire.

That’s it. That’s the post.

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Thinking

I spend a lot of time on the road. I have lots of time to think and this mornings thoughts turned to the fact that I’ve got it pretty good.

I have a family, a roof over my head and food on the table.

The wife and I both have jobs so we can provide for our family.

My parents are still living and healthy. And thank God for that because they are extremely helpful with the kids.

They were before Covid and are even more so now in the time of Covid.

There are a lot of people that have it so much worse.


I met a lady today, she was in town from the coast. Her father had passed away, just a couple of days before Christmas.

I expressed my sympathy and she said, “Thank you. He went in his sleep, just like he always wanted.”

(My father has often said he’d rather just go to sleep and not wake up when it’s his time.)

Apparently, he had some health issues prior to this. It was expected but sudden, so a bit unexpected.

And here she was, kind of chipper even. Some people can put on such a brave face in times of tragedy. And I hope that peace is with her when she’s alone. Because I feel like there’s a time coming where it all will just hit her at once. And that can be the loneliest feeling in the world. So prayers to you, ma’am, wherever you are tonight.


And so I’m grateful for what I have and what I haven’t lost yet. And the example I was shown today. Real grace in a rough time.

That’s it. That’s the post.

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One Of Those Days

Went to work and it was a half day I coulda split to the rest of the week.

Took my son to the doctor last week thinking he was sick and got a negative test for strep. Back today…it’s strep! (At least it’s not Covid. Thank God.)

I had a dental appointment that did not go as planned.

But you know what? Even on a bad day I have good things to look at.

I could not have a job.

I could not have insurance to help take care of my families medical needs.

We could be completely screwed.

But we aren’t.


The thing about the bad days is that there are always good days to look ahead to. They can’t all be the best day ever because then there’d never be a best day ever.

That would be a bland and boring life indeed.

You’d not know true joy. You wouldn’t build any character. No experience.

And without experience, no wisdom.

So here’s to better days.

Stopped at one of my favorite places on the way in this morning.

That’s it. That’s the post.

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I Didn’t Come Here Looking For A Fight

I’m pretty easy going. I go along and get along about a lot of things.

I have, begrudgingly, worn a mask (😷 great there’s an emoji for it now) more than I have wanted.

I work retail and see more people walking in stores without masks than I care to. Maybe it doesn’t do anything, maybe it does. We have to for the time we’re at work.

I don’t say anything to anyone.

Not my circus, not my clowns.

No. The only time I’ll say something to someone is when they’re in my personal space. That has happened more times than I can count without having to take off my shoes or other articles of clothing.

I’m tired.

The m̶u̶z̶z̶l̶e̶ mask makes it hard to speak and be heard properly.

This covers more than one aspect of life.

I didn’t come here looking for a fight but it seems we may have found one. And it isn’t just about this virus. It’s what this virus has been used for.

Some of y’all maybe kinda sorta figured that out.

/rant

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