I haven’t posted much for quite a while.
God willing, that is about to change, but so is this blog. You see, for the first few years of this blog, I was trapped in a big city. Never being big on “going out,” on days off I would sit on the the porch of the apartment I rented a room in, smoke a pipe, and write. Now I have a large mortgage on a small house on almost a half acre on the outskirts of a small town–and a wife, son, and even a dog. Life has changed.
Now on days off I mow the lawn, haul wood chips for my sheetmulch garden, fix things the previous owners failed to maintain, and try to cross things off my never-ending list. It’s far more satisfying.
And when I think of things I want to pass on to my son, many of the things I’ve previously written here come to mind. But those are already covered, and there are many more things I want to pass on to him. Some, like gardening, l learned from my father. Others, like butchering, I wish I had learned from my father, but I will have to learn on my own.
Going forward, posts will probably be fairly short. I’ll probably post about major purchases, various projects, and new skills acquired. Now and then, I’m sure there will be posts of the old sort as well. I’ll post about progress on paying off the debt I acquired with marriage (school loans), and the mortgage. If you’re a current subscriber, and the new direction isn’t your cup of tea, I understand. Don’t clutter your inbox subscribing to anything that doesn’t give you value.
And to all my readers over the past few years, thank you for your “likes” (when I was on wordpress.com), comments, and emails. Many of you have caused me to think about things in new ways, and examine things I otherwise would not have. If you find value in the posts going forward, I hope you will continue to comment and email, as I am sure that will lead to me learning things I otherwise would not.