This Is Me--2024 A to Z Theme

My A to Z Themes in the past have covered a range of topics and for 2024 the theme is a personal retrospective that I call "I Coulda Been" which is in reference to my job and career arc over my lifetime. I'll be looking at all sorts of occupations that I have done or could have done. Maybe you've done some of these too!

Monday, July 1, 2024

Out of order

 During our June vacation month, my wife’s computer crashed. That was the only computer I was using at the moment other than my phone and doing post on my phone isn’t so great. Therefore I guess I’m going to be on hiatus during the month of July while I attend to various family events and resolve my computer issues. So have a happy Fourth of July and a good month of July and hope to see you soon.


  1. Happy 4th of July to you, Lee. Enjoy your break. ☺

  2. Enjoy your holiday and time away from the online world!

  3. Happy Fourth and may a new computer be in your future.

  4. Happy 4th and may you have a great July without too many computer issues except this one time.

  5. Sorry you have had even more computer trouble! Hope to see you back in the saddle soon.

  6. Best of luck with the events and getting the computer fixed, it seems to have been a month for it.

  7. Sorry about your computer. I totally understand what you mean about blogging on your phone. That sounds like it would be beyond frustrating.

    I hope you get your computer fixed soon and bounce back quickly after your time away.

  8. Happy 4th, Lee! Hope to see you around more regularly - real soon!

  9. Hope you soon find that new computer and are back writing AND online. Enjoy each summer day!

  10. Happy 4th to you and your family, Arlee! I hope you resolve your computer issues. Meanwhile, enjoy your summer!

  11. That's too bad but maybe that's a sign you just need to take it easy. Enjoy your time away from Blogosphere! :)

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