My blogging has been on the back-burner for a while. It happens that later in life one is called on to do things differently than one has been doing for a life-time.
It is also the time that things change.
It is also the time that one realizes one's mortality.
It is also the time that one considers the value of things not seen.
Taking full-time care of a loved one means changes have to be made to almost everything. I cannot just pick up the phone and call in an in-home care facility to take care of the changed circumstances. The family has to readjust and make things work. That's what family is for, among other things. Especially after having built and sustained this family for more than 40 years.
The business, which had its ups and downs, has been taking care of us since about 1974, but it depends on me being out of the house and with customers. Not many customers in our line of business are comfortable having the production of their work happening off their premises and not under their supervision; and nobody can blame them for that. Our work is expensive and needs to fit into other parts without fail and on time.
For decades now we have grown accustomed to the feast-and-famine cycles of our business, but having to re-engineer it so that we can take care of our responsibilities at home and stay afloat, is not an easy assignment. It turns any feast into famine in quick order.
But, we have to do what we have to do and we will persevere.
Such are our prospects for 2010.
We wish you all a very prosperous 2010 and may the best of 2009 be the worst of 2010.
I liked that since I heard it for the first time a long time ago.