I'm full of positive energy today and excited to host the Weekend Chat again. It's a lot of fun because I enjoy meeting new people and catching up with old friends. I'll do my best to respond promptly to all comers.
Anyone who wants to host in the future can let me know and we'll get it on the schedule :)
The weather here in Vermont, USA is up and down. One day of sun, breeze, and just the right amount of cloud cover... then 3 days of rain. The toughest part of it is figuring out when to mow the lawn. The grass loves it and thrives. It makes it appear we don't try to mow our lawn. It's currently raining right now.
My two teenagers are done high-school for the summer. It's their first day "off". One got up early to work with his grandfather and the other will likely sleep until 1 in the afternoon. I don't give them flack though because they do well in school and are good polite young men.
One of our indoor/outdoor cats continues to return each morning all beat up. I can't tell what's been chewing on him. Sometimes it seems like he's fighting other cats and has normal cat scratches but sometimes it's too bad to describe here. I worry something bigger is catching him. I brought him to the vet but all they can do is first-aid stuff that I can do anyway; they can't stop the bully. My son and I tried following him around outside but he knew we were following and just sat watching us. We're considering a pet-tracker of some kind now. Anyone with experience please share.
I'm busting my butt for WikiTree and loving every minute of it.
My wife and I celebrated our 20rh recently. My parents have their 50th this fall. We're organizing our first ever big shin-dig for them. I want to have people roast my dad but my wife thinks it's a bad idea. My mother is so shy that if 10 people show up she will be beside herself. We're trying for 100.
I've been asked a few times recently what I do out in the real world aside from WikiTree. If I had to list just one job I'd say i teach martial-arts. I get paid most of the time and it is the profession listed on my tax returns for the last couple decades. I work with kids, adults, handicapped, national champions, police, swat teams, security guards, bouncers, etc. I've taught doctors, lawyers, and one Indian Chief :) But in reality I do many odd things. I live on family land where there are almost 100 camps. I do jobs for the people who own the camps and lease the land. Any given day I might mow a lawn, put in a water line, cut down a tree, or haul a boat. Whatever they need that I feel like doing. As a kid I chucked newspapers every summer and got to know them all. I have a couple other irons in the fire too for security of course, so I stay busy.
I'll be posting several more "answers" in the Chat this weekend, all different topics, be sure to check back in.
Have a super day!
a temporary break in the weather