Monday, November 23, 2009

Greetings from Lillooet

Greetings from Lillooet.

I'm over here for the full week conducting an audit. The drive over was absolutely beautiful. It's been years and years since I came down on the No 1 through the Fraser Canyon, and I forgot how scenic it is. The last time I came this way was probably back in the early eighties when we lived in Salmon Arm the first time - and even that probably stopped in '86 after they opened the first stretch of the Coquihalla.
Anyway, it's a pretty little town but no pictures I'm afraid, because I didn't bring a camera.

I'll be working during the day conducting an audit and each evening I'll have to spend a few hours marking some assignments and logging into the net because I'm an online tutor for a group of 21 adult learners taking a credit course from various locations across the country.
Apparently it's true, there's no rest for the wicked.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Quick trip south

This is after the fact but earlier this month I did a quick four-day run down to Apache Junction to put my bike in storage down there. Brad and I left here on a Friday morning and rode approx 2,800 klm via Death Valley and the Grand Canyon before arriving at my dads place in AJ. It was an interesting trip but exhausting. We did long miles during the day and I had to do quite a bit of work each evening online because I have several projects on the go. The scenery in Death Valley and the GC were well worth it though. I've attached a slide show of my Picassa Album into my blog. Just click on the small picture and it'll take you to the album. Brad and I both took hundreds of pictures but I took pity on Picassa and only downloaded a few as a sample.
video

Saturday, November 14, 2009

I'm back!

Hello all. After a six month absence due to technical glitches I've fired up my old blog. I tried Facebook for the first time, and it was great, but I'm afraid it's too much work to try to stay on top of all the virtual "friends" you meet. I also tried maintaining a Blog geared towards my business.....training tips etc., .....but again, I didn't stay on top of it and it soon became dated. I'm now pulling it because I think it's better to have nothing at all rather than something done poorly. Instead, I'll be revamping my website early in the new year to make it more interactive, which should accomplish the same thing.

Rosi and I will use this blog again to maintain an "electronic diary" so friends and family can follow along if they want as we continue life's journey. And speaking of which, the journey so far this year has been pretty amazing. With the help of some great support and training for new entrepreneurs through Community Futures I've been able to develop my business in new and exciting ways and so far it's been the best decision I ever could have made. I'm busier and working harder than I ever did in when I worked at the credit union but it's far more rewarding and I love being my own boss. The only challenge is learning when to "turn it off." Answering business e-mail at 6:00 in the morning probably isn't the best habit to get into. Oh well, it goes with the territory I guess. ;-)

Anyway, nothing new or earth shattering to report - just a brief note say we're alive and well and the journey continues!