Hiking Trip

It has been a trying and exhausting few weeks!  For those of you that do not know, my father passed away a week and a half ago.  We knew his days were numbered.  I just did not realize the number was so low.  For all of you who have expressed your sympathy and thoughts, I thank you.  The support of friends and family is invaluable at all times, but especially now.

I am no stranger to loss, both personal and professional.  In times of personal trial and tribulation I choose to celebrate what I have and have been given, not mourn the events of life I do not/cannot control.

In that spirit, my daughter and I completed a long planed and anticipated hike.

Here is the short video.

Enjoy it and enjoy those around you.  For in the end, we all live on borrowed time.

Something Not So Serious

As with all things, Arboricultural training can be burdensome.  The idea of teaching people things that will save them time, lesson the chance of injury or death is no small thing.  It pays to often step back and laugh and engage in silliness.

Here is a short video that shows even the best of us hard core tree guys can take a saturday with friends and family and turn it into a game!  It was also an excellent chance for me to practice with some new video editing software!