Archive for September, 2007

What Grandpa Taught Me

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

I was thinking about my Grandpa today, Grandpa Szczech, my Mom’s father. I remember him telling stories of his days as a lumberjack–mostly stories about the mischief they got into, fights, and the like, rowdy times.

But I was also thinking of him because I chopped down a tree today. I remember working in the woods with my Grandpa, watching him, amazed at how he could use an axe or a chainsaw and drop a tree right where he wanted it.

I didn’t use an axe, opting for a chainsaw. And I used a rope to help guide the tree, since I was doing this all alone. But I did manage to drop the tree right where it needed to go–and not on top of me, either. Grandpa would have been proud. Of course, I’m sure he could have done it faster and better, but he had a lot of practice.

Yes, I learned a lot of things from spending time with him, and this was just one. It’s a good memory.

Got Outta the Habit

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

No, I’m not an ex-nun. (bad joke there, I know).

 I’ve gotten out of the habbit of writing in my blog. I often think of things that get me excited for one reason or another…. politics…. news stories…. stupidity in goverment (but I repeat myself there)… and more. But lately I just have not taken the time to write it down.

I resolve now to write it down! Just like this post. In true Seinfeld fashion, a blog can be about nothing–and still, I imagine, be successful. So be it resolved, I will blog more often, even when about nothing.

There, I just did it!