Better Late Than Never

A Sunset on a Texas Farm

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Sorry for not getting Mondays post done.  I have been working out of town, and on Monday, I actually was very late for work, because I overslept.  We’re doing the plumbing on a house in Possum Kingdom, which is about a two and a half hour drive.  So I stay out at the deer lease.  It’s two days and one night away, then one night home, and two days and one night again.  Makes for a lot of driving, but I don't mind too much.  After all I get to stay at the deer lease, my heaven away from home.  I get to fish in the evening, and see those wonderful Texas sunsets.

The house I’m working on, is right on a finger of the lake.  The third floor deck has a wonderful view, but of course I forgot to get a picture.  I’ll get one next time around, and show you.  It’s in a gated subdivision that has a golf course, and all kinds of amenities.  The really neat part is there are deer all over the place.  They have no concerns whatsoever about their close proximity to humans.  The first day, I saw two bucks strolling down a fairway, as if they were headed to the clubhouse for a brew.  The second day, on the way home there was a doe and a fawn, that was still in spots, right next to the road.  Just grazing along, not a care in the world.  Sights like that make the drive worth the time.  You could say I almost like going to work. 

I am working on Fridays Fantasy, but it probably won’t be posted until Saturday. 

16 comments:

Comedy Plus said...

How cool. What a view I'm sure. As long as you're enjoying it then that's all that counts.

Have a terrific rest of the week. :)

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Eric S. said...

Hiya Sandee, you would love the view, it is awesome. I am having fun, thanks. 8-)

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Eric S. said...

Hiya Sandee, you would love the view, it is awesome. I am having fun, thanks. 8-)

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The Muse said...

:) Super cool~fishing and deer sightings?! Doesn't get much better than that...
We are seeing some huge bucks with racks of 10 and 12...
That always causes me to catch my breath...they are so majestic!

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Maggie`s Mind said...

Work is so much more likable when it`s likable. ;)

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Kel said...

Okay, listen up Wee Bro . . . its time to stop apologizing for not making posts as frequently as you obviously feel you "should" be making them.

Life, participation in it, is far more pressing, more present, more important in so very many ways than some presumed "duty" to a blog readership.

Okay, yeah, I fussed and fretted when days, then weeks went by without a note from you during the E.Schweer household's territorial disputes over the one computer. So sad, too bad. Gaheesh!

I often visit the site of Henry's that I have bookmarked, and I often sigh in a self-absorbed funky frustration that he hasn't posted anything new yet . . . So sad, too bad . . . it makes every new, lovely, delicious item so very much more rich, exciting, titillating.

What's that ever-so-last-millenium saying? . . . "Absence makes the heart grow fonder."

Isn't there something so REAL about those old sayings?

Kel said...

P.S. Yah gotta dig those dig those days in surprisingly peaceful, and rich locations. Deer and fish and sunsets--what wonderful gifts.

P.S.S. I was startled, not long ago, by a day of transformative wonder---waking to unexpected tulley (sp?) fog thick on our hill at the house . . . sounds muted in the deliciously creepy way that fog mutes them . . . distance weirdly impossible to gauge . . . one's entire "place" recreated/repositioned in an exhilaratingly alien landscape . . . the steady onslaught of adrenaline prickling along one's skin . . . ear's taught with the responsibility of presaging the attack of foe, or presence of friend . . . eyelid muscles aching with the strain of extended engagement at full compression . . . F--KING AWESOME transport out of "the ordinary" That moment's transport outside my middle-class-9-to-5-suburban-day-to-day-bring-home-the-pay-check-slog graced my entire day: laughing easier, teasing more frequently, forgiving foolishness without the burden of strategic forethought . . . thank goodness and/or god/dess for these times of desperately needed, though unlooked for, re-grounding.

Kel said...

. . . ears "taut" (sigh)

Eric S. said...

Hiya Muse, It is a lot of fun to see the deer grazing, and just going about their business. 8-)

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Eric S. said...

Too True Maggie, Too true ;)

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Eric S. said...

LOL, I know, I know. I'm trying to get on a schedule though, and this makes it a little difficult to manage that.

By the way, Henry (Soul Merlin) has a couple of other sites, one in particular you would like is http://www.soulmerlin.typepad.com/reflections/ Of course you can find all of his blogs at http://soulmerlin.com/

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Eric S. said...

I love morning like that. When noting seems familiar, yet ever so "awakening" The mist's can add a level of unreality to the environs. 8-)

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Eric S. said...

LOL,

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soulMerlin said...

Hi Eric ~ Great account, well told and reminds me of when I was in Houston a couple of years ago. I swear Texans walk slowly to stop evaporating in the heat.

xhenry

Eric S. said...

Thanks Henry, LOL. One has to move slow down here, or they will perspire all the vital fluids. It does get hotter that #### and that makes it tough, especially on a mountain boy like me. 8-)

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Judith "Jlo" Quinton said...

Hi, Eric,
Enjoyed your post and the pics...does sound like it's worth the drive.
Glad you can put a positive spin on work and life...that makes all the difference!
Enjoy those Texas sunsets...nothing like them, except maybe in New Mexico.
Love,
Jlo

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