Thursday, December 08, 2005

Back From Florida


It has been a little over a week since I last posted which is a bit unusual for me. Everything from becoming swamped at work to technical difficulties forced me to give the blog a rest. I’m not sure where to start really considering the past week was a complete blur.

As you read in my last post I have been dealing with a computer issue that hasn’t been resolved yet. I was also sick in bed with a stomach bug this past Sunday which made life for my wife real interesting. On top of it all I had to travel to Florida on business this past Tuesday and Wednesday which was kind of nice even though it was business. Getting out of the 17 degree weather and into 80 degree weather was a shock to my system, but it was also a reminder that I need to get my butt in gear and make a ton of money so that we can move to some place warm. The meeting went well, but not as well as I wanted it to go. My meeting was with a couple of guys who run the same kind of business that I have. I was hoping to learn something from them to progress the success of my business. Unfortunately, I think I knew more about our industry than they did so they benefited more from the meeting than I did. Overall it was nice to meet them and I think we will be able to help each other out in the near future.

While I was in Florida I was able to see the aftermath of the last hurricane that past through. The State did a fantastic job of cleaning up, but there were still downed trees, signs, roofs and some fallen debris. I had a chance to go to the beach, not to swim or lay out, but just to walk. The power and energy of the ocean amazes me every time I see it. The waves were rather large giving surfers perfect conditions. There were also a group of guys and gals kite surfing which is basically attaching a huge kite to your body, then getting on your board and letting the wind pull you across the water. These pros were moving fast along the water and jumping waves, sometimes getting as high as 10 feet above the ocean. It was very cool.

Coming home is always nice. I'll take a freezing cold day with snow on the ground with my wife and kids over a warm sunny day alone anytime.

Oh yeah, did I forget to mention that I rented a convertible?

5 comments:

Kim Ayres said...

I was wondering about the shiney red sports car. 34 seems a little young for a full on mid-life crisis.

Still, good to know that you're probably a market leader in your sector. I always found that I was amazed by how little most people working in my line of business seemed to know.

Before I became self employed I used to think that people who ran their own businesses must be really intelligent. Then I discovered that most of them haven't got a bloody clue and are just making it up as they go along, quite often making appallingly obvious mistakes.

You don't have to be a genius to make a business work, just competent.

Now, if you can be a genius and competent then global domination is but a short step away...

Asher Hunter said...

Nice looking vehicle ... sounds like you had a great time, glad to hear it. So how seriously are you considering a move?

BStrong said...

Kim,
It's Florida man, you need a convertible. I agree with you on business owners. I think it's mostly drive and persistence, maybe a little intelligence that makes one successful. My plan to take over the world is galaxies away.

Ash,
Thanks, it was fun to drive. My wife and I would like to move someplace warm eventually, but for now we're staying put. Maybe when the kids get older we'll pursue a warmer climate.

Cheers,
B

Lori said...

I just got back from an accounting software training seminar (which cost a bundle) & I knew more than the guy doing the training. That's scary! Maybe the guys you met with will have some other connections that may be helpful to you.

Red is my favorite car color, by the way, so good choice. It was -2 here this morning, so 17 sounds absolutely toasty!

Julana said...

Trying not to drool-- over the weather, not the car. :-)