Orlando in the Rearview

I’ve managed to successfully make it back from Orlando.  It was pleasantly warm (88ish all week) and it was in the 80s here today, so I must have brought some of it back with me.  You may send your donations for that to my PayPal account.

It was a splendid trip.  I got just enough sun and plenty of education.  Learned several new things about the software that we work with.  Oh, and I managed to successfully negotiate a pay raise too!  I had interviewed for a slightly different job with another company.  They offered it to me, but not at a price that I thought was all that great.  I went to my employer and asked them to match, and they did.  It’s good to think that they actually do care whether I’m here or not.

On the flight from Minneapolis to Fargo, I sat across the aisle from a newly minted stewardess flight attendant.  As I listened to her talk about all the stress and such in the few short months of training and about all the fun traveling that she’ll get to do, I was forced to reflect on what it would be like.  I left for Orlando on last Friday afternoon.  I returned on the following Thursday afternoon.  Not quite 7 days, but pretty darn close.  And it was too long.  How anyone can stand being away from home for that long is really beyond me.

Maybe it’s just me, but I like to be home.  I’ve spent a great amount of time and effort in making home… well, home.  And I’m sure that part of it is the fact that it’s all familiar and I’m a person who likes familiarity.  Can you blame me?  I don’t think so.

I’m not cut from the same cloth as the traveling salesman or the stewardesses of the world.   It’s good to be home.  Now, with spring going full steam, it might stay a little slower around here as I get things planted and fences built and who knows what else.  Besides, May is already turning out to be the slowest month of the year for stats and earnings, so I’m going to take advantage of it and slow down for a couple of weeks.

Off to Orlando

Things are going to be a bit quiet around here until late next week. I’m off to a training conference in sunny Orlando, Florida. It’s supposed to be in the 80s and 90s, so wish me best luck with my pasty white skin. 😉 I’ll leave you with a nice taste of what I expect.
Orlando Florida Sunset

Photo from SXC.hu