Friday, September 26, 2008

Been AWOL



Or at least "been gone" for a couple of days. Two things... 

One, I'm trying to revive a couple of websites that have been moribund for quite a while. That means finding software, learning it, and starting the whole re-design process. I'm not a natural born computer-geek so this is a stretch for me. I'll hack my way through it, but it takes time and attention.

Two, every six weeks or so, whether I want to or not, I have to slog out to alleged 'civilization' to recharge the pantry at a decent grocery store, gather some other supplies, enjoy a little hooman-bean type communication (usually considerably overrated but pleasant nevertheless), eat a store-boughten meal, and otherwise splurge on the dubious pleasures of off-ranch offerings. The nearest towns with such blandishments are due east and due west, each about 120 miles one-way. Whichever direction I choose, it's an all day expedition.

But I had a good time, of which the best part is always coming back to the home place to happy dawgz and a resumption of my  solitary existence.

4 comments:

theotherryan said...

That sounds nice. I would love to not have to talk to random people for a month at a time. The daily drivel with random people gets to me.

Brigid said...

Sounds ideal to me. I enjoy commenting and chatting shortly with like minded people, I just don't like "the public".

Three days off before I head out myself. Other than maybe some range time I have no plans on leaving home.

The Hermit said...

Your set up is ideal. You have enough open space for solitude, and access to civilization when you need it. I'm not that far from the nearest town, only about 20 miles, but since I have my little 10 acres in the middle of a national forest, I'm insulated from the drone of humanity as well. I understand your point of view.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the apt description of trips to town. Best wishes with the computer adventures!