So, how you do-in? What's new? Didja think I died or dropped off the face of the earth? Well, I have had some things to do and unfortunately photography was not at the top of the list. Hope to resolve that issue over the coming months. Anyway, I'm down in the land of warm people and warm weather. Down where the state's motto is "Esse Quam Videri" (Latin for "To be, rather than to seem"). Pretty cool I think!
|Welcome to NC, Em!|
|Yeah...Welcome, Indeed..... :-(|
then going to my least favorite place in the world (Any grocery store),
|Ok, Maybe grocery shopping isn't that bad after all!|
and then finding where my new office was. It was 4 miles away. On Sunday, I looked for an apartment. Problem is that there are thousands in Charlotte. And they all look good from the outside. This was going to take some time. Matter of fact, I was thinking it could be a full time job. I had a couple of potentials, but everywhere I drove, I saw one that looked better. I was thinking I may be at my hotel longer than I planned. On Monday the 20th, I started the new job at Agdata . Whirlwind few days for sure!
|Your's truly outside the new office.|
|The New Digs (2nd Floor)|
What else have I been doing? Well in my spare time, I've been buying furniture (Slept on a sleeping bag on the floor for a week), and moving stuff from storage to the apartment. I've been riding my bike, and walking every day. Trying to get in some sort of shape before the HOT weather gets here...And before the HOT wife moves down...I've gone to University of North Carolina-Charlotte to look at their botanical gardens.
|At the UNC-Charlotte Botanical Gardens|
|Redneck Mecca.. The NASCAR Hall Of Fame|
|Tony Stewart, Danica Patrick (And Host) at Speed Street|
And I've gone hiking. Actually, the hiking was yesterday at The Pinnacle at Crowders Mountain State Park. Took an hour to hike UP the mountain, and 2 1/2 to get DOWN...Why? Well I slipped on some leaves, did a split, and think I pulled or tore every muscle in my leg. I could actually feel (Maybe even heard, the ripping). Don't think it was tendons, because I'd be screaming, right? Anyway, it hurt and I was scared. I found a stick and hobbled down. I'm feeling better today, thank you very much. Funny part was, when I was leaving, I heard some woman tell her husband "Now be careful and don't hurt yourself". And he replied "I'm a big boy, I can take care of myself". I went over and told him, "Yeah that's what I said to my wife when I told her what I was doing....Now I have to call her and tell her I hurt my leg". We both chuckled, and I limped over to my car and started the long hour ride home.Not chuckling any more...
So now I'm on Advil and an ice packs, and I've had to cancel my Barn dancing lessons for tonite...Shucks.
|Eagle soaring over the Pinnacle|
|The Pinnacle at Crowders Mountain State Park|