Usually about this time of year, I would be neck deep in audit planning and corporate tax returns. I would be going into work early, staying late, and working Saturdays.
BUT NOT ANY MORE!!!!!
With my new job, I can go to and leave work at a normal time. And working a Saturday would be very unusual.
So what am I doing with this new found freedom?
Enjoying every minute of it.
I've been able to take time to do things that I haven't been able to do much of in the last few years.
For example.... Snowmobiling.
Last Saturday, My dad and I went up to Reed City to get one last snowmobile trip in before spring hits. I met my dad a little after 5:30 am so we could get on the road and get up there decent on time. By 8:15, after a quick McDonalds dollar menu breakfast, we were unloading the sleds and getting bundled up, though apparently not bundled enough.
It was definitely cold. As we took off down the long straight stretch of trail which follows US 131 North towards Cadillac, I slowly began to loose feeling in my fingers. By the time we reached Cadillac, I could no longer feel my fingers. Thankfully, Dad couldn't feel his fingers either, so we stopped to warm them in the exhaust of the snowmobile. After a few minutes, I slowly regained movement of my fingers.
Besides the cold digits, it was a great day snowmobiling. We got an early enough start that the trails weren't very busy. As well, the trails were nice and smooth. There was only one brief section which wasn't groomed. For lunch, we stopped at the Wellston Inn. Unfortunately, it has become more and more run down over the years. Too bad. I used to enjoy that restaurant.
We kept a good pace, and by the end of the day we put on about 175 miles. Not too bad of a day in the lower peninsula.