Hi All. As you may have noticed blogging around here has been practically non-existent. Let me explain.
As you may or may not know I operate an exterior finishing contracting business with two of my sons an adopted nephew (by him) and an adopted newf (by me). They range in age from 17-26 and nearly every one of them can be an insufferable pain in the ass.
That said, I;m proud of them all and here's why.
The recession coupled with a mid season hail storm dictated that the bulk of the contracts we undertook this year required extensive travel. We spent the first half of 09 living out of suitcases in shitty motels to keep the expenses down. In June we managed to acquire a fifth wheel trailer that met our needs and by the start of November the difference in living expenses had paid for the trailer.
Along the way we adjusted our truck, trailer and equipment configurations numerous times to meet the logistical challenges of contracting on the road. This included five different trucks and three different trailers in various combinations. Of course these transitions required installation or removal of hitches, wiring, insurance and plates, equipment racks, truck caps, scaffolding, hand tools and fasteners.....etc.
The upside is we came home with a modernized, adaptable and efficient operation.
On the personal side we have or are dealing with two deaths, one cancer diagnosis and two major surgeries within our immediate extended families. In short it has been one really long year.
It's been two weeks now since we made it home and I for one have welcomed the Gore effect weather as it has provided a legitimate excuse for not leaving the house. That being the case I've had the opportunity to sleep, read and catch up on the blogosphere .
Which brings me to the point of this entry. While blogging frequency may be important to some it is not the be all and end all of all. Some of us live a conservative lifestyle and some of us look to make a living pontificating about same. Yet others do both.
The trick is spotting the differences.