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My Next Car (Not Really)

Seen at the Tesla service center yesterday in Dedham, Mass. A new Tesla Roadster.

Wow. a work of art.

Late August Morning Walk

Peace.

Beautiful Day for a Ruck

Found On The Road

Hey little guy.

Hoodsies

Even though I didn’t grow up in New England, I did spend a lot of summer time here. I have fond memories of grabbing a Hoodsie from my Grandparent’s freezer. So good!

A quick read for the uninitiated.

Fireworks on Independence Day!

New Hampshire is kind of strange with “what day are the 4th of July fireworks?” Question. You wouldn’t think so, but if I wanted to drive a bit, I could have seen displays Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and of course last night, the actual 4th. And next weekend at Newbury’s Old Home Day. I guess they take their liberty seriously in the Live Free or Die state!

Danica, Grace, and I went to the nearby town of Andover to see the show. Small town, reminding me a bit of White Salmon (other than the expensive 175 year old prep school in it). We went to the field with chairs and a blanket, got some popcorn, and watched it with another few hundred people. It was great. I’ve been to huge events, and this wasn’t it — it was very Americana. Kids running around in packs, parents completely unconcerned, on a slightly cool Monday evening.

FINALE

Red Mailbox

A Quick Update

I haven’t been great about keeping this up to date lately (I think 1/5 of all blog posts are pretty much along this line). Things have been crazy lately with personal life and with work, but all good things.

I’m making a huge transition in my career, and that’s taking a lot of time up. I’ve worked 25 years, all in the software development side of things. I’m making a move to IT Operations, specifically SRE (Service Reliability Engineering). I’ll be a manager, and frankly, management is mostly the same regardless of industry or area to a great extent. Hiring, people management, collaboration — the skills are broadly applicable. Still, the technical and paperwork side of things is pretty darn different. Honestly, I’m excited. I haven’t had to learn something new on this level for a long time. Probably since I became a manager for the first time (or really the second time — my time at WebTrends wasn’t a great experience).

So, for this week I’m really doing two jobs, which is pretty time consuming.

I’ll leave you with this photo, just for the heck of it.

Mama turkey and baby turkeys!

Mom Is Out Of Town

So what does Dad make? Burgers on the grill, of course. Could do worse!

Weird perspective issue. Huh.