Free Pass – Day 8

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You know you’re from Arizona if you have no idea how to winterize your house. Specifically, the outdoor water spigot. My hoses aren’t in AZ anymore. They’re in Northern Virginia, where we just had two consecutive weeks of sub-freezing temps.1)Thanks a lot El Nino


I realize, one way I could have discovered my desert-loving ignorance was to ask my neighbor to take a look at my handiwork, to which he would say, “Dude, you’re from Arizona. You have no idea what you’re doing. Let me help you.” Another way to find enlightenment is to just let it ride. I chose the latter.


During homeschool in the morning, my kids got a science lesson on freezing water condensing and then, inconveniently, expanding as it thaws. How’s that for 150 words to say we had a pipe burst yesterday?

You said you were going to do a “thing” every day. What’s your “thing” today?!


Out of work a little early due to some inclement freezing rain, a few dozen gallons in the house, and a door handle inexplicably disintegrating…I got knocked off my rhythm a little bit! So, today, I’m giving myself a free pass. There is a lot to do over the next 12 months. A lot of growth I am looking forward to taking place. Not for you, for me…I’m going to need a free pass here and there. Without it, this little string of blogs is going to run out steam pretty quick. Even the Weight Watchers and paleo nuts realize you need a strategic “cheat day” worked into the schedule.


Until tomorrow.2)Or a few minutes from now since I wrote this the same day as Day 9


Day 8, 8 January 2018: Offer myself a free pass…and then take it.

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1. Thanks a lot El Nino
2. Or a few minutes from now since I wrote this the same day as Day 9

About Brent Nichols

My blogging is, no doubt, all over the map, but hope you'll find something just right for you. Currently living in the D.C.-metro area in Northern Virginia. You know what? I think I kinda like it out here.

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