The Countdown is on
5 days to go
A light breeze coming in an open window is very restful and soothing. That is, until you hear someone at your neighbor's, loudly slurring as they sit by by the swimming pool at 2:55AM, "Where did my &%&^% cigarettes go?" Ugh. For some reason, Trailer Park comes to mind, although, I'm sure they wouldn't want that nonsense either.
The joys of being a homeowner. I think I'll be pricing fences this summer. And very tall bushes.
As I laid in bed, tossing and turning, it seems to be sinking in that I'm coming over here. What was once a distant possibility 2 years in the making, is now happening. In 5 more days, I'm here (except to get my stuff).
Just a few sundries are left at the Pierre office of the SDWC. And that other thing. Anyone want to help me move a 12 foot screen printing conveyor/dryer? It can't be more than 6 - 700 pounds.
Anyway, I've always believed that "as one door closes, another will open." And it has.
Since I've announced my departure from Pierre, the well wishers keep calling, and dropping me notes of encouragement (very classy). I had a call this weekend on a position I had expressed interest with, and it looks positive as I keep my fingers crossed (more travel to and from Pierre, but that's ok). A media related side project shows signs of life and seems to be moving slowly forward. I even had an inquiry regarding my blogging that might raise its profile considerably in the SD MSM. (Heh. Heh heh.) THAT could be months down the line, but it could be fun. Very fun.
One of the commenters under a previous post opined that "as I got away from Pierre, my interest in politics and state government" would probably wane. And it could, but I hope not. Even though many, many people outside of our Capitol City could care less what goes on in Pierre, they should. Because it can affect them so deeply. Even mundane decisions by a minor functionary can impact our local economies, or our freedom of speech.
I hope I never stop caring about it because it matters.
7:30 update - I have been joined by a guest for breakfast this mother's day as I let my wife sleep.
I think this is my youngest daughter's 2nd appearance on the blog. Her first was lampooning a statement made in the debate on abortion a while back.
Looking at the cool pirate premium on the back of the box, which you need 5 proofs of purchase for, makes me think of adapting a recent political slogan. "Working together, we can get the pirate prize even faster."