Yes, summer is over and it’s time to get back to the world of the internet and technology and everything else that goes with keeping this website active. As summer started to approach the maintenance of the website had become more of a burden than the blessing that it had been. I was running out of stories to tell, or at least the enthusiasm for telling them in this format. But now after several months of letting it “sit” I’ve felt some new energy in getting going again. For the past couple of weeks it has been almost a daily occurrence to say to myself “that would make a good post”. I wasn’t going to start things up until I knew I’d keep it going and I think that time has come.
Here’s a little catch up on what we’ve been up to lately. The Carlson household continues to be in a state of transition. Amy, our second (of three kids) graduated high school and she now resides in Durham, New Hampshire at the University of New Hampshire. That’s about 1500 miles to the east. My oldest, Pete, still lives in Fairbanks going to the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and diving deep into a career in the fire service there. That’s 3500 miles to the northwest. Who knows where number three, Sophia, will end up, but she’s still got 6 years to figure that out. I’ve been retired from the EPPD for almost two years now and this past year I have been blessed with the opportunity to hang my hat, part time as a pastoral assistant, at Faith Lutheran Church in Waconia MN while I pursue ordination through the ELCA. Cam continues to work for the Minnetonka school district and we are starting to get into the groove of a “new normal” as our lives change and evolve.
So, that’s it for now, start looking for more stories, ramblings, wanderings, and to steal a line from my old boss, City Manager Scott Neal “stuff that’s crossing my desk and my mind.”.
I’ll close with a special thanks to EPPD Lieutenant Greg Weber who has been my most consistent reader to encourage me to keep writing. Our most recent conversation is what motivated me to start up again.
So I’ll start keeping you posted again.