Working Abroad

I am not a tulip

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I have been working out of town, where there is no internet connections, and barely any cellular service.  I know I should have posted something to let everyone know, and I am sorry for that.  I hope I didn’t worry anyone to much. 

 

We are working about 3 hours away from home, but very close to our deer lease.  So I have worked all day, then gone to the camp to sleep at night.  Of course there has been many a fish caught during the evenings, and some of them enjoyed as a good meal.  One of the benefits of working near the camp and getting to spend some evenings there. 

 

The last weekend, I made it home Friday Evening, did all my house work and mowed the lawn on Saturday, then headed back out to work on Sunday.  Just got back in tonight, and had ton’s of email.  to catch up on.  I’ll try to post some good stories this weekend, but I’ll be heading back out tomorrow early. 

 

P.S. Still doing great on the not smoking. 

26 comments:

zorlone said...

Eric! Long time no post. Good to see you writing again.

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The Muse said...

Glad you are well! I completely understand the work load..I have been so busy as well...It is nice to touch base! ;)

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Roy said...

So there you are! I've been looking at my blog list on the sidebar of my blog, to see if you are already on the top (which means you have a new post)

Wow! A place without an internet and a cellular service! That could be quite liberating Eric. Technology can sometime add stress to us (e.g. updating our blog)

Take your time, enjoy the freedom from technology. I'm sure you will have lots of good stories to tell when you come back.

Congratulations on the 'no smoking' success!



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Guest said...

hey! sure missed you, but you sound perfectly content. and WELL DONE on the not smoking. guess what, hubby's on day 3, and currently still imitating a caterpillar, when does that stop?!?!?!

Jena Isle said...

Hi Eric,

I've missed your posts as the rest of your readers did. I'm glad you're doing well. All the best.

spicymist said...

hey good about the smoking thing. u seem real determined. i have lay off caffeine too. im clean 7 weeks and counting:P

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tashabud said...

I bet you're enjoying sleeping beneath the moonlit, starry skies. Good for you.

Congratulations for going this long without a cigarette. It's a good sign that this time, you'll succeed in your goal.

Tasha



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soulMerlin said...

Hi Eric ~ Good to see you around. Fish caught in the evening and cooked and eaten sounds delicious.

I'm so impressed by your none-smoking. Remember though...when you think you've cracked it...that's the time it catches you out.

xhenry

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Lou Lohman said...

working abroad, eh? So are you gettin' anywhere with her?

Eric S. said...

Hey Zorlone, yep I've been pretty busy, and not near anywhere I can get on the internet. Pretty boring, but nice too.

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Eric S. said...

Hey use, things have been moving quick in a strange way. Thanks for stopping by, I'll try to get by to see everyone this weekend.

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Eric S. said...

Hey Roy, You have no idea how relaxing it is to be away from everything, and a little stressful at the same time. We get so used to being "connected" then there is none.

Yes I'll have some good stories soon.

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Eric S. said...

Hey Kel, that's great. Just don't let him start making a cocoon, it might take too long for the butterfly to emerge. I can tell you the first month is the toughest, but then he'll have other day's after that where the urge will be nearly overwhelming. Just keep some goodies nearby for him to snack on, and something to keep his hands busy. He'll do fine, if I can do it, anyone can, I'm such a whimp about these things.

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Eric S. said...

Hi Jena, I'm sorry I haven't been able to post and keep up with everyone, but it has been a very strange couple of weeks. I'll get around soon to see everyone's blogs.

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Eric S. said...

Hi Spicymist, I'm not sure what would be worse, trying to quit caffeine or the cigarettes, one thing at a time huh. I drink about two pots of coffee a day so I'm sure that would be pretty difficult for me to tackle. You can do it though, just keep thinking positive and it'll all work out. I have faith in you.

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Eric S. said...

Hey Tasha, I am enjoying the nights at the camp. you'll see what I mean later. The cigarette adiction has been real hard one to break, but I'm staying with it.

I'll get over today to read your blog, I know you've done a few chapters that I haven't seen yet.

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Eric S. said...

Hey Henry, The evenings are great out there in the middle of nowhere. The meals leaves little to be desired, LOL.

I'm still having a few urges at different times, but I just keep thinking about all the stress I went through to quit so far, and figure it's not worth making that irrelevant.

I'll get over to see your blogs soon. I know you have a bunch of posts for me to catch up on.

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Eric S. said...

LOL, Lou you're a card. Dam I have missed your stories, I'll be around to catch up real soon.

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Guest said...

Actually, that wasn't me. I wonder who the Guest is? Thank goodness neither RanDawg, nor myself, ever started on cigarettes. That's not to say that we don't enjoy a fine cuban cigar over a glass of 10-yr scotch from time to time.
Kel
:-P

Liara Covert said...

Inhaling all the fresh air is doing wonders for cleansing your entire body. Glad to hear you are relishing new experiences in the great outdoors. Reconnecting with nature does the body and soul good.

lilly said...

Hi Eric, we have all missed you but hey I think you are doing something better anyway. Sounds wonderful, fish, yum. Imagine all the stories you are collecting. Great about your non smoking, very proud of you! Take Care!!

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Eric S. said...

Opps, gee I wonder who that would be. I was wondering, because I didn't remember him ever smoking. Then again it's not like I have seen a whole bunch of you guys over the years.

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Eric S. said...

Ohh yes, the fresh air is doing wonders for my spirit. I have a few new experiences, I just need to get them down on paper now. Thanks Liara.

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Eric S. said...

Hiya Lilly, thanks. Yep I am collecting lots and lots of stories, I just have to figure out how best to tel them now. Hopefully things will work themselves out as usual.

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Guest said...

Yeah, we need to work on that, "seeing each other more often" paradigm!

Hugs, Kel

spicymist said...

yeah it is difficile. But there are perks too. i get to do anything i want in the name of withdrawl symptoms :P

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