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Commuting Again

with 4 comments

I’m going to take a little sabbatical from the full-time ranch management gig and go back to the old day-job for a couple of weeks to help them process a large volume of orders they have received. I wonder if I remember how.

I expect the change of environment might reveal how precious my work on the ranch is to me. Being able to spend every day, all day, tending to projects and caring for our animals is a very rewarding experience. Just like everything that becomes routine, it gets easy to lose perspective of just how special that routine can be.

DSCN2930eEven though I am often bothered throughout my day with responding to the constant demands Delilah puts on me, I expect that she may be one of the things (that doesn’t sound right, she’s not a ‘thing’) I miss while being away at the work-place.

Yesterday, I needed to make a run to pick up prescriptions at the pharmacy, and I decided to bring her along for the ride. She doesn’t usually ride in the car with us, unless on a trip to the vet. To keep from putting her in the kennel (since unbeknownst to her she will have some day-long stints there starting today), I chose to give her an opportunity to ride in the car when it didn’t end up with a vet visit. She got a bonus when the pharmacist tossed a couple of dog treats in with the drugs.

Here’s hoping I am able to help the work-place get caught up, our animals will do okay with me being gone again, I manage to stay awake while driving to and from work, and that I discover how unconscious of my exceptional situation I have grown in the time since I first made the transition back in July.

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Written by johnwhays

March 11, 2015 at 6:00 am

4 Responses

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  1. It is a pity your old job couldn’t contact you virtually. Then you and they could have the best of both worlds.

    Ian Rowcliffe

    March 11, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    • Pity, indeed. If I had any lapse in maintaining appreciation for my situation of working exclusively on our property caring for our animals, being away during the day again is making quite an impression on me.

      johnwhays

      March 11, 2015 at 9:16 pm

  2. Wow, you’ve been home since JULY?!? Time flies!

    Liz

    March 11, 2015 at 8:46 am

    • Yeah, I would have liked to be able to say I went an entire year, but 7 months was a pretty good run.

      johnwhays

      March 11, 2015 at 9:13 pm


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