I spent most of this past week working. Stop laughing! I do work sometimes. As a matter of fact, good old fashion work actually makes me feel good. One of my projects this past week was to dig a french drain, businesses wanted thousands of dollars to complete this job because it requires either hours of manual digging or expensive equipment to dig the trench for you. So I did it myself. It took me over four hours to dig it up, an hour to set the pipes in the ground, two and half hours to back fill the trench with gravel and then about four more hours to shovel all the dirt up and wheelbarrow it to different holes and low spots throughout the yard. It was a great workout, another challenge and gave me a lot of time to reflect.
People continue to ask me “why” I am going to do this hike of the Appalachian trail this year and I have struggled with the answer. The best I can come up with is that it’s a combination of my love of the outdoors, my desire to challenge myself and between COVID and coronavirus, my current desire to simply disconnect for a bit. Whatever it is, I’m getting very excited that it’s only 40 more days until I get to start it.
Of course I still enjoyed some quality time with Michele, was able to see my father almost every day, got in some fun at the range with some fellow Marines and a chilly round of golf with friends. At the range, an old friend was able to join us and brought his M-16 rifle, almost identical to the one I used in the Marine Corps and I am proud to say that I outshot him with his own weapon. We can only send the targets out 74 feet in the indoor range but I was able to place all of my shots into a target the size of a fifty cent piece.
This week, I’m looking forward to a virtual WAM! open house Thursday, working on the fall WAM! Charity Golf Classic, more time with Michele, my father and working on this house flip.
I hope you have a great week yourself.