Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The End of the Year is Near

A month and a half!  Wow.  Has it really been that long?  There has been very little actual Backing 'er Down going on in the last 60 or so days.  My Alma Mater, and employer, Georgia Southern University's football team went on a tear in the FCS playoffs.  Between what I do for work and what I do as a fan, I have been on quite a tear myself!  Traveling, planning, hosting and screaming until my vocal chords were raw.....that would be what I have spent a majority of my time doing since I last wrote about the great art of making syrup.

There is nothing like the Holiday Season to get a man back on track though.  It's an opportunity to reflect on the year, rest up as a new year is on the horizon, and of course time to give thanks for the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  What a year it has been!  Sometimes I feel guilty for the way God has blessed me and my family.  I don't really deserve any of it.

The next couple of weeks will be spent at the Ponderosa.  A little time with the family, a little time working on projects around the house and maybe even a little hunting and/or fishing trip somewhere in there.  A few more blogs are on the horizon too.  I've been jotting down ideas over the last few weeks.  I have a lot to run my mouth (fingers) about:  kids, being a father, debt, deer in my garden, the actual cost of an automobile, the stigma associated with being frugal, why manatees are useless and I still have to get around to hooking up and writing about the solar panel array that I bought back in the summer.

Looking forward to the down time.  Hope everyone else has a chance to enjoy some down time of your own.

Ya'll take it easy,



  1. I've always wanted to see and go swimming with the Manatees....

  2. I know in his infinite wisdom they have a purpose, but in my mortal mind they have to be in the top 5 most useless animals created by God. I'm glad you like them though :)