Man has it been a crazy busy summer, with work draining most of my energy.  So, I’ve not had a lot of time to devote to blogging, and its bothering me.  For the past year or more, I’ve really enjoyed following my favorite technology topics, expanding my RSS list with new and interesting blogs on a varied range of topics.

But something happened in June/July – something I was trying not to let happen.  Work took control; I’ve let my job get the better of me this summer, and its not fun.  I mean, my family and I have not been able to get away, I’m on my computer every night, I feel like I’ll never catch up.

Yeah, sure I’ve taken on a lot of new tasks and responsibilities, but its starting to get a little long in the tooth.  Where is the time for relaxation and family.  The amount of new things I’ve learned and am learning is great, but now there is got to be time for other pursuits.

My family and I will be moving out of the city to a smaller town in September, and I hope to star taking advantage of living out a bit.  The slower pace and simpler lifestyle will help to unplug.  One of the reasons is to simply enjoy being out in the country again – both my wife and I grew up in small farm communities, and we’re looking forward to get back to that kind of atmosphere.

Sorry for the diary-style post, its been a frustrating summer, and it isn’t over yet.  More later ~ Rick.

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