Saturday, July 23, 2011

Making changes

How do you decide to make major changes in your life? 
Do you jump in and just do it? 
Do you make detailed plans and then execute them?
Do you make plans and then NOT execute them? 
Do you find that a year later nothing has changed? 

I would like to leave here someday. 
Okay, I would have liked to leave here about 3.5 years ago, but..
The economy stinks, the jobs don't exist, we make too much money... 
Yeah, yeah, ... I know. 
I still want to leave. 

So, how can we make the changes needed to leave here? 
How can we make the money we need to live on, away from here 
Can we restart our craft business? 
I used to paint. 

Can we restart another craft type business? 
Wholesale rather than retail.
Online rather than in person....
Can I do something with my quilting? 
Can I take my digital scrapbook program and figure out some
way to design...something?...and make money? 
The questions just beg to be answered, or at least asked... 

Missy.... contemplating change with no answers in sight.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Bus vs. Elk

One of the best things we have experienced since being here at the Grand Canyon
is the contact, almost daily, with wild life. 
We get deer and elk that wander through the yard. 

 We have coyotes that serenade us nightly.
The birds are amazing and sometimes we find other critters.
Sometimes though there is the....
how shall we say???? 
Yep, that's it. 
 Usually the animal does not fare so well.
The vehicle never fares well.

The other day a shuttle bus had such an encounter. 

The elk walked off, much to the chagrin of the Rangers
who claimed they already had the grills fired up. 
The bus hobbled back to the yard. 

Never a dull moment up here. 
Nix that.
Most of the moments are dull with just a 
little excitement sprinkled in. 

Missy..... Still 90 miles from nowhere