A very short piece this week – I’ve been busy…
I was sat in my office yesterday morning, toiling away on reports no one was likely to read, and wondering where had it all gone so right for me to be indoors on an unexpectedly sunny day? The drive to work had been about perfect, with the sun breaking through light mists, illuminating the low mountain tops and giving the bay a silver-pink- blue glow. Even the usually tetchy kingfishers appeared happy, and ducks were splashing prettily in the shallows outside the door. Yes, poor me. Still, lucky ducks, hey?
As I began a scintillating paragraph to get page 578 rolling, my phone rang. Oh no! An interruption, and just when I was getting to the interesting bit. “Hey old man you busy?” “Yeah, got to finish these papers today, can’t miss a deadline, you know how it is!” “Oh, ok. We’re in R’s truck, a few of us are heading up Mt. Ozzard to check on the new mountain bike trails, and thought you’d like to see what the young ones have created. But if you’re busy…”
Fifteen minutes later, I was in the back of a pickup, bouncing along logging roads to the foot of Ozzard. What can I say, I’m dedicated. To getting out and seeing what our youthful charges have been up to. I was almost finished anyway…
As we climbed the trail, slipping and sliding on a mix of mud and snow – yup, the snow had stuck under the trees and in the shade – I delighted in having the freedom to be able to slip away from the office, walk up a mountain, and call it work. Like I said at the top, where did it all go so right?
Anyway, a short post as promised. Did I finish those reports? Do you really need to ask? Of course – hold on, let me finish – of course I can get them done by Monday. I’m not specifying any particular Monday…
Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
8 thoughts on ““You busy?””
where did it all go so right?…………when you left Cow town and moved here of course!
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Lovely light in the morning images and Ozzard looks so pretty. Hope you have some stormy weather, but not too much, so you can hunker down to the reports.
Thanks, Jane! Reports are complete! I hope your week is going well.
The reports might seem endless, but you still manage to make things go right & capture a stunning pic or two. Way to work, Adam!
Thanks, Walt! Current round completed – now a few days off! Hope all is well with you.
Beautiful photos, especially loved the evening shot of the harbor!🙂 Wonderful to see you were able to enjoy some snow and a day at the office on the trails! I think I may have accidentally dropped the phone and hung up at the “old” reference. We’ve returned to winter for a few days and it was a perfect day for a Christmas movie marathon. Hope you have a chance to join the youngsters on the bike trails and have a wonderful week finishing up those reports!🙂
Haha, Wild horses wouldn’t get me on those trails – the steeps are insane on foot, never mind on a bike! A snowboard? Well, maybe…
Happy to hear you’re getting winter weather, wouldn’t mind seeing a little more snow here through the weekend. There’s a chance!
Our movie marathon will include Die Hard and The Muppet Christmas Carol, and Mrs. PC is muttering something about Meet Me in St. Louis? I’ve never seen it…
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