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Fall has fell

Grilling is a year-round event. 
I love being able to get outside regardless of the weather and grilling gives me the opportunity.
I loved to be outside enjoying the quiet of nature or the sound of kids playing in the neighborhood.  The wind through the trees or the birds chirping. 
Fall brings a new treat. The crispness in the air. The changing of colors and the smell of a wood stove warming the house.
Soon I'll need to clean up the yard.  Put the chairs away before the snow fall flies.  I still have some wood to split. It will go on the back of the stack.
I'll probably mow the lawn once more this season before I rotate the mower to the back of the garage and the snow blower to the front.  Oh yes, I must get some shear pins.
Never a dull moment.  For now I'll enjoy my steak.

Out of my comfort zone. Thank You.

I live where I grew up.  I've spent most of my life in the same town.  Not because I had to.  I have traveled the world. I've lived in other towns and in other states.  I love where I come from and I was lucky enough to be able to buy my family home after my parents left.  

With this said, my children have grown up and gone to the same schools I went to.  I was not what you would call a good student.  I did not enjoy school.  I did not enjoy my classes.  I understood school as a necessary part of life.  In High School I knew that I wanted to be more than I was. I didn't want to just be the kid who hid behind a sense of humor as he struggled through his classes.  Late in my sophomore year I decided to push myself out of my comfort zone.  I started to purposefully do things that I felt would help me grow as a person but things that I was not really comfortable doing. These things included Karate, getting a part time job and public speaking.

Over the years these things have all…