I received a private e-mail from an individual today, who is/was a regular reader who came to the conclusion that this blog must be the most important thing in my life. I guess he came to this conclusion as I have really been at this for the past few months; and I do try to get a post in just about every day, if I can.
First off, there's nothing that's farther from the truth than that assumption. The most important thing in my life is my family. Immediate and extended, they are without a doubt the most important thing in my life.
Next would come the involvement I have in Church and community and my kid's school. I keep busy with a ton of things and have a lot of commitments. Not only family and civic ones; but work ones too. In a hobby that seems to be dominated by elder gentlemen, I am fortunate enough to be young enough to have to work full time. And believe me, it is rare that I am able to put in "only" 40 hours. So yeah, I have a lot of commitments; but so do a lot of other people these days. It seems to be the way of life now. Some times it seems like I spend more time away from home than in it!
But all that being said, this blog is very important to me. In the few minutes that I get to put into it each day, I get to keep in touch with my favorite hobby and my favorite friends and acquaintances. Maybe it's even a bit of participating in the hobby only vicariously for the want of more time to be able to do it the "right way". Anyway, it's my way of kicking back for a few, having some fun (we ARE all allowed that!); and letting all the other "stuff" go to a side rail - for just a little bit!
72 de Larry W2LJ