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Quick Recap from Training HQ – (Keuka Lake, NY)

Last weekend was magnificent.  It was a true bonus weekend in my mind since I was able to do all my bike riding outside instead of indoors on the trainer.  Last weekend the cold and the wind really beat me down.  I ended up doing a little of both outdoor and indoor riding to get my full rides in.  Not ideal but the work was done none the less.  On Saturday I had a relatively short but intense ride around Keuka Lake and into some of the country side which smelled of freshly laid manure.  The ride went well enough and I spent most of the rest of the day watching my new addiction (Breaking Bad) on my iPad via the Netflix App which is simply outstanding.  Instead of buying the seasons on iTunes I used my noggin and got a Netflix subscription which is only 7.99 per month and can be cancelled anytime, as opposed to the $15 or whatever it is on iTunes to get a single season of the show.  I must say that I really dropped the ball on this show a couple years back because vividly remember starting to watch the series when it first aired, and I really liked it.  I just don’t know why I did’t keep up…I think it must have to do with the fact that I haven’t had a working cable TV in a few years and it wasn’t streaming for free on Netflix of Hulu at the time.  In any case I am pretty hooked on the show at the moment, and the best part about getting on the bandwagon late is that there are a ton of shows to be watched.  So when I haven’t been training I have been keeping myself busy by resting on the couch and watching Breaking Bad..thats pretty much it, it is very nice.

Last week I had one of my biggest training weeks as I head towards IMFL next weekend.  During the week I also had my last day as a practicing CPA.  In a move that I have been planning for quite some time I finally had my last day at work.  Everyone was super nice and very excited for me as I was to begin the next chapter in my life.  I think I was able to personally say goodbye to every single person in the office.  I think that a situation like that in the working world is pretty special and I was very lucky to have been a part of such a classy organization.  The people who make up a company/firm are what really counts and my time at DeJoy, Knauf & Blood in Rochester, NY was well spent…it is just time for me to move on and have the next experience in my life.

Ending my work commitments has left with me with no income but a lot of freedom.  Currently it is allowing me to spend some quality time with my family here in Penn Yan, NY.  Time that you really can’t put a price on…and as an added bonus I am getting some extra rest/sleep that I was missing out on over the last few months with all the commuting and training I was fitting in.  It’s nice to be able to sleep in until 7:00am…in fact I was planning on sleeping in as late as possible this morning, however at 7:00 I was awake and couldn’t fall back to sleep.

So that leaves me here, catching up on the blog a bit, getting some breakfast and planning the day a little bit.  On tap is a nice bike ride (potentially outdoors), a short run, and an evening swim at whatever pool I can get myself into.  Due to the fact that Penn Yan has no pool whatsoever I make the trip to Rochester still, however when you don’t have to rush to the office after it makes a big difference.  This luxury of time won’t last for long but I will definitely take advantage of it while it lasts 🙂

IMFL in a little under 2 weeks and Portland, OR in just over 2 weeks.  Lots of new and exciting adventures ahead…so in the mean time I have to get packed.

Talk soon,




Oh yeah, this happened yesterday in Penn Yan.  A garbage truck lost its brakes coming down an extremely steep hill (Sand Hill) and ended up sliding on its side and running into a big telephone pole.  The driver was unharmed and no one was hurt, no cars were hit, nothing…it was simply amazing as the truck flew through a very busy highway on its way to hitting the pole and flipping on its side.  I was at the scene after the accident had happened but was able to watch the tow trucks flip it back onto its wheels..big news day in Penn Yan, haha!


and check out this truck that looked like it was out of “CARS (disney)” from the 1950’s…and yes it did flip it back over.

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