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Posted Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 10:59 pm GMT -5 in Personal

I haven’t written many longer posts here lately, but I think I’ll try harder to find something other than pictures, quotes and links to post (although I do still like the flowing columns look of the main 7 Minute Miles page).

Today I received a call from an old friend, which was wonderful. As we caught up, it really hit me how fast time passes and how many things happen before you even realize it. For example, last week was my two year anniversary at Fortune Bay.

Two. Years.

Work continues to be pretty great. Busy, but great. Fortune Bay had put off a lot of capital projects the past few years and everything seems to be happening right now: new roof, carpeting, chairs, slot bases, sidewalks, curbs, parking lot resurfacing, etc. The web site rebranding is going OK, but I still have a lot of work to do adding additional features. We’re busy training in a new team member and starting to plan for a replacement storage system that will be installed late summer.

The summer concert series starts soon, with Tommy James and the Shondells, Paul Revere and the Raiders and Herman’s Hermits on July 28, Lynyrd Skynyrd on August 11 and Larry the Cable Guy on August 31. I’ll likely work the first two, but have a conflict with Larry and Music on a Stick at the Minnesota State Fair.

I realized this week that I haven’t played golf on The Wilderness in a month and a half. That’s partly because the course has been busy, the weather has been hot and I’ve been conserving money. Miss it, but I’ll be back with some guests shortly.

My recent post about marathon training mentioned a schedule that started this week. So far, so good as far as the knee is concerned. My only real concern after two runs is heel pain – I really need to follow the plantar fasciitis exercises better. I’ll leave the fall marathon specifics for a later post, as I need to finalize sponsorship details before I can commit 100% to running this particular race.

The biggest stressor in my life right now relates to the photo of the “for sale” sign I posted last week: a short sale of our home in Eagan. No excuses – we got in this mess and we need a way out. The numbers involved are depressing, the process is long and complicated, it’s hard on the whole family and uncertainty abounds. We have good people helping us, though, and we’ll find a solution.

Another thing I hope I find is my wedding ring. It disappeared sometime this week and damned if I can remember where I had it last. Eternal gratitude and a (very small) reward to anyone who can help me find it (see this post for a photo).

More babble soon…

Originally published by DK on July 18, 2012 at 10:59 pm

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