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I want to start off by saying sometimes, a break is the best thing you can do for yourself. When things just aren’t going your way, sometimes a simple break is in order.

I was recently having one of those weeks, everything was going wrong.

First, while traveling through Philadelphia, my rental car crapped out on me. Luckily the best towing service in Philadelphia came to my rescue.

If not for them, I would have been seriously late for my event!

Before I knew it, more problems popped up. I was soon looking at leak damages on a rental property I owned in Florida. I quickly jumped on it, I know the thing I can do is stay on top of the problems as they come up.

While I wasn’t aware of it at the time, things had just gotten started.

I soon received a phone call from my brother, he told me there was an issue back at home with the dog. She managed to get into a jar of peanut butter and wreak havoc. She not only ate the entire jar of peanut butter, but also let it all out over the carpets and furniture.

By this point, I realize what’s going on. I immediately began to assess the totality of the situations. I knew a break was in order.

You’re probably wondering what to do when a break is needed.

It’s simple but only you can answer that.

You need to find something you find enjoyment in, that will be the easiest way to take a break. It’s different for everyone and for me personally, breaks are taken through photography.

There is nothing more satisfying for me than to take pictures of various scenes. I don’t know why I’ve found release in photography but that’s not important. What’s important is knowing what you can do to better help yourself.

Help yourself.


Breathtaking sunset with motorcylce

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Work has been CRAZY.

If you’ve been following my little website here, you’d know that last month I was promoted and started a new job. It has been very hectic but I am finally getting situated. My life has been a lot like that new song by Rihanna, work work work work. (or something like that)

I would love to be more active on my blog, like I said, I’ve always found peace and quiet with typing my thoughts on a page.

Like I said, things are finally starting to calm down. It was literally one thing after another and before I knew it, I was spending money on repairs like every weekend. I did get that storm damage taken care of that I mentioned in my last post. (Check it out here)

The last thing I have on my plate before my life is normalized again is getting my damn HVAC units replaced, can you believe those suckers crapped out on me??

If you’ve never had this happen, just know you’re lucky and I hope you never experience this. Luckily I am an Elite Club Member with Robison & Robison Services, a local HVAC company in Manassas.

Regardless, here is a breath taking image I managed to sneak away from my life and take.

Breathtaking sunset with motorcylce

I think what I find so captivating about this image is the power of the sun. In perspective of this picture, it looks so small. I know you’re not supposed to look into the sun but I can’t help it sometimes. I don’t do it long enough to harm myself but I trust that you will keep this a secret for me.

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If you haven’t learned it by now, I like to take pictures and talk about them

So today, I would like to share another picture and express myself.

I love my dog very much and I really enjoy taking pictures of her.

While I do like the snow, I don’t like it nearly as much as she does and I have a few assumptions as to why that might be..

First of all,

I don’t have fur.

I can only imagine having fur must make things quite uncomfortable at times.


It can be rare to get snow in Virginia, especially two feet like in the picture below. Virginia is not equipped to handle two feet or more of snow. Like I said, it’s quite rare.

But whether it’s snow, rain, wind, or all three together, storms can have quite an impact on things around them. You’d be surprised at exactly how heavy two feet of snow on parts of your roof is.

These winter storms sure left their mark and I had a roofing contractor come out and assess our roof and its damages.

I also believe it has something to do with the breed. German Shepherds are fantastic dogs and are quite adaptable to most surroundings.

Good Bye Winter

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If this is the first post you’re seeing, allow me to introduce myself and my wonderful blog. My name is Joe, I really enjoy writing and expressing my thoughts with words on a page.

I know, I’m a rare breed but it really helps me keep a level head (I recommend giving it a try)

Regardless, here I will post about anything I so desire.

To kick this off, here is a beautiful sunset taken with my Nikon camera

April Sunset