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One of THOSE Weeks!

August 19, 2013

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASometimes it seems like it goes from nothing happening to “what day is it?” in a short period of time!

Yesterday Connor and I drove to Louisiana to pick up three Champagne does to add to his herd. These are unrelated to his bucks, so can get some 2nd generation not inbred offspring.

Of course, nothing goes entirely smoothly. We picked up the rabbits, wished we could have gotten a couple of more but promised things didn’t come through so we have to do what we can.

On the way back we’d stopped briefly in Meridian Mississippi to top the tank off, knowing the last stretch beyond Tuscaloosa there would be nothing available.  Back on the road, we were making decent time…then all the lights went out. In traffic, we got pulled to the side safely, tried several things that did not work. Cell phone was there to call for help, and we were transferred to the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

It rang. And rang. And rang. With only a turn signal working to illuminate the vehicle we crept to the exit, and I hung up without ever getting an answer. Really? I guess we’re lucky we didn’t get hit or there wasn’t an accident. We made it to a well lit station, where Connor fixed the wiring and got us lit up again. (Well done Connor!)

We saw ag products that we don’t normally see, including fields of sugar cane. Connor practiced his navigational skills and map reading – not too bad!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABack at home, it’s a short night (we got home at 1 a.m.) before getting back to semi-routine today. Present concern is several points of promised funds have not arrived, including the normally dependable Yahoo residual payment for articles done.

Now into last minute preparations before Connor (and Paul) take over for a few days, as I’m going to present and learn at the AgChat 2.0 Conference, this year in North Carolina, as well as attend a board meeting before the event. Busy! Organizing, packing, what-did-we-forget fills today and tomorrow.

Expenses and the weight of responsibilities are a distraction. Things will work out – always do – but sometimes it’s stressful until they do. A great deal of thinking time too as the miles go by. Do we adjust and alter course or what changes do we make.

In any business – in life – there are no easy answers. But many decisions play for keep, too. It can alter things to where there is no turning back. Just like life.

We believe our word is critical. If we say we’ll do something, or that something will be done in a certain time frame, that’s what we mean. It’s difficult when sharing the interaction and decisions with others that may not take that as seriously or who, perhaps, think their business is above that. For the forseeable future, that does alter our decisions to insure we keep our most valued asset. Our word that when we say something we mean it.

Count on it.

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