I take a lot of pride in going to work everyday and try hard to do my job right. But one day in my early morning reading of the local rag somebody quoted Charles de Gualle, of French fame. He said the "graveyards are full of indispensable people." So I said damn I better take a few days off - 3 to be exact. Some call that a mini-vacation. I didn't go to any exotic location, hell I didn't even go to Topeka. I stayed home and caught up on some work in my yard, garden and did some carpentry work. In my old age I'm trying to build things. Some turn out right, others not.
I also slept in. I woke up a 5:45 a.m. every morning. Lazy, huh? I mowed my yard which is my number one priority in the summer-time. I got a lot of those weeds out of my garden, and picked new tators for immediate consumption. I build some new steps in my workshop area and a small wall and put in a door. Being a wanna be carpenter is hard work and time consuming. And after this spurt of manual labor, there was a mess to clean up. It took several days to do these projects, but now I freed up some time in the future for some small woodworking projects.
On Saturday night. we had a rain storm and boy did it every come down. This is the most rain I seen come down in such a short time. In fact, the creeks were almost overflowing the banks. I've never seen that much water in the creeks for a long, long time. My daughter and two of my grandchildren had gone to a movie in Topeka and narrowly missed getting hit by a tornado, just south of of the casino on Hwy 75. I'm glad somebody was watching out for them. It was strange because there were no warnings and this tornado came out of nowhere. Our weather has a tendency to be unpredictable.
It turned out that my work place went on without me so it's true being indispenable is only a figment of the imagination.