Today I am thankful for people who still want to work
The roofers did the final pick-up and walk around. I wrote the check.
As he was getting ready to leave, the lead guy suggested that I contact my insurance company. Many insurance companies offer discounts for new, steel, standing-seam roofs because they offer greater resistance to hail, falling branches, fire and ice-dams.
He did not have to tell me that but I am thankful that he did.
When he originally quoted the work he estimated about 100 man-hours and three working calendar days. Between the weather and the difficulty in finding people who want to work, it took two full weeks.
Today I am thankful for being relatively healthy
I take my health for granted.
|This fine, '69 Chubby was sitting in the back of the parking lot|
|It had a marblized paint job. I don't know if it would work on every car but it looked fine on this one.|
I dropped the van off in town to have a couple of things worked on.
|Violets. These had large flowers.|
|Then over hill...|
|...and dale. I only had to walk a half-mile on a busy road and that road had a generous shoulder.|
I walked back to the house. For OPSEC reasons, I can only reveal that it is between two-and-five miles away.
For giggles, I carried the ALICE pack which I have ballasted to a gross weight of 47 pounds.
I could tell that it had been a month since I carried the pack, but I was able to do it, by George.
Listening to the health-woes of others, including many who are MUCH younger than me, makes me realize that God blessed me. I don't know what He has on the docket, but the least I can do is be ready.
I am thankful for pretty birds
|This Oriole showed up at the hummingbird feeder. No hummingbirds yet.|
I am thankful that I live in a place where I can have a minimalist EDC load-out
3 minute run-time. Minimalist approach starts at 1:18 mark