07 March 2010

I am still alive and well........Just busy!

I am still here.

I was out lurking on some other blog-sites and I noticed that my last post on "Two Wheels" was 5 months ago.

5 months? Really? Time has flown by.

There have been a number of reasons why I haven't had a chance to post anything. The biggest reason has been workload.

In 2009, the construction based company that I work for, has suffered, along with everybody else and as a result has had to cut its workforce. Fortunately, my job was spared. Unfortunately, others weren't. With the cuts in staff, the few remaining individuals have had to pick up the workload that was left over when our staff was let go. Those of us who remained were also hit with almost a month of mandatory furloughs that each of us had to take. It's been challenging.............but at least I am still employed, for that, I am thankful though exhausted.

2010 appears to be turning around for my company. We are beginning to re-hire our staff and my boss has assured me that the furloughs have proven to be a disaster for the company and there are no plans to have anymore! Already I am feeling a reduction in my workload and an increase in my personal time. Hopefully this will free me up to do the things that I used to do to decompress, one of which is spending time with my blogging friends; I have missed spending time with you all here.

Then there was The Virus!

Just as I was beginning to get ready to start blogging about a month or so ago, my computer picked up a mother of a virus. With it, all of my photo's and journal entries are tied up in there. Charlie and I think that we can recover them, it'll just take a little time.

Unfortunately, all of the photo's that I took during our summer trip last year, the trip that I was just beginning to share with all of you in "Journey of a thousand miles" are locked up in my hard drive. Bummer. I plan to continue to share our ride into the Montana back-country although, for the time being, without pictures.

Charlie, in the meantime, took pity on me and has lent me his laptop so that I can at least stay online.

I am still here in one piece, and I will be back. I am working on my next post of "Journey of a thousand miles" and will publish it as soon as it is finished.

Until then..........

Ride Well



RazorsEdge2112 said...


SO glad to hear you are OK and that your workload is easing off a bit. I know how it feels. My last two months has been nearly solid work; getting home past 9PM, back to the office by 8AM.

Hope you get some good decompression time soon!


Arizona Harley Dude said...

Welcome back ET, I have just noticed it has almost been a month since I've posted and over two since a post that was about riding. Life does get in the way sometimes, but work is a necessary evil. Looking forward to more of your trip.

irondad said...

Glad you are still kicking. I've been just checking in once in a while. Hope the virus recovery works out.

Take care.

Sojourner rides said...

Welcome back!

I certainly understand the break from blogging. Work has been taxing and soul draining for a lot of people, it seems. But as they say, "this too shall pass."

I'm glad you'll be sharing your "journey" soon. Thanks.

Harley Motorcycle Tires said...

We are very happy that you are back. I enjoy your motorcycle story experiences greatly! Keep us posted on more!

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