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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Refining

The process of refining the blog site does take quite a bit of research.  I am continuing to struggle with getting the site to look like a decent site and have the content I would expect from other sites.  I am currently not happy with the page, and am struggling with editing in html.  I am extreemly new to this although I have been getting some good reference material from the blogs tht I currently follow.  If you have a chance to visit my site, make sure and check the links to the other sites.

Thanks,

Mark

Monday, February 1, 2010

Another Monday

In my line of work, the days can really start blending together.  I am an accountant at a rather large company in Portland, OR, and they just recently finished year-end.  Anyone familiar with year-end knows that things can get a little crazy, and that a lot of hours can add up really fast.  Burnout is almost a given, and it becomes increasingly difficult to not let it take over your life.  I was putting in 77 hours a week, and things were literally becoming a blur.  Fortunately I've been able to cut that back a little bit over this last week and spend some time with my family.  I am married, and have 2 little boys whose ages are 5 and 3.5.  They recently pointed to a picture of myself with them, and said to my wife "That looks like our dad.  We used to have a dad."  That was it for me.  I needed to take a couple days off to be with the family.  I now find it increasingly harder to spend this much time away from them. 
But for now, it will have to be just another Monday.
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