Saturday, February 21, 2009

The good, the bad, the Roadie...

I love you and then a rush out the door is becoming a way the Walton home operates lately. I am not sure if I like this and on the long drive to the airport I question the value of the trip. Leaving does allow the heart to grow stronger and my heart is very strong right now. I know that I do miss moments that I will never be able to get back. Knowing that I was missing scouts with Jackson and Josh on there first Blue and Gold banquet was very hard for me on this trip. I love that everyone is different in this world and to those that can say “good by” and spend the week on the road week after week is someone that I will never be. I am positive that I would really suck at the “roadie” job and would fail very fast. I love to travel and love to meet new people and doing it under the right circumstances like having my family or friends with me works great. All other options are bad.
I am on a plane right now traveling home and walking down the breeze way to board the plane I listened to a man tell his little girl that he love her and would kiss her good night when he got home. I tell you this because I brook down from missing my family. I am sure the flight attendant thought that I was a pretty silly sight as I found my seat and was wiping tears away. I am sitting alone, sleeping alone and for two nights this week eating alone. The theme ALONE is getting old and I have only been gone for 3 days, what a wimp.
I use to know a friend called training and really miss seeing this friend every day. I only get to see him as much as I get to see my family lately and that’s not much. I expect that I should have stellar days training and last week I stop short of my goal because I was having a very off day. I like it when things go well and I am able to rock rather then survive a workout. I like training with my PC crew and seeing them on a regular basis.
I like the controlled environment of my home. I like it so much that I think that I need to work on getting back to that. I like sleeping in my bed and REALLY like sleeping next to my wife. I like that the house is crazy when I get home and that they need me, I like being that guy and filling that role.
I hope that I can work better, smarter and be more aggressive at protecting my time with the ones that I love. I know that I need to provide and my family needs to have a roof over their heads. I also know that I can do it better and get to where I should be, less travel more at home. I will work hard to travel only when it is necessary and get it done in as little time.
DING…..Ladies and gentlemen please turn your computers off we are getting close to landing and we don’t want to die……
Yea I am close and I get to go home. I am already feeling better and glad that I was able to share just a few more thoughts of Tyler’s Mind.

Miss you Anne, see you in a little while.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Good times in Salt Lake City

Yesterday I was in the blessed land of SLC, UT seeing the client that has taken most of my time. We have been working with them on a "Live" status for the last few weeks and have had a pretty good time. I have been pulling crazy hours and I am currently in the LAX airport waiting to get home. The cool part is that while I was in SLC they played it cool and told me that my company was doing ok and then they let the cat out of the bag and said that they were very pleased. They are now calling me to get on the plane and I really want to go home so here is the Pic that was taken with the Home Made Dessert that was made for me.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Placing big in the BC snow shoe race

This past weekend I was able to place 260Th in the Woman's 5K Snow shoe race at Beaver Creek. I am most happy with those results because I was not the last, I was second to last!!!!

How I was placed into that category is for the IT guys to work on but worth a post none the less. Fact of the matter was that I had a blast and was very proud of my results. I did in fact race the MENS 10K and did it in a time of 1:34:45. I was able to improve from the last time that I did this race by over 5 minutes. I was a little under the weather and took a very honest approach to the day and executed the best I possible could have. I was passed by 2 people the whole race and it happened on the top of the mountain with just a few miles left. I was able to get back past one of them and push it to the finish line. I took a break the last 100 feet and did a flip for the cheering PC group. I had a good day and felt that my base building progress is showing. I had a good time in my new Norther Lights Snow shoes and look forward to the next race.

I have been working on getting back on the saddle as far as training goes and felt that the first week of February was a good one. I was able to follow my schedule for the week and did not miss day of training. I hope that the rest of this month stays the course, the activities that I have scheduled look great thanks to Steve and his creative input to my development. PC rocks and I look forward to the big news coming in just over a month. Check out the news on

Thanks for the day off Anne,



Monday, February 2, 2009

Good by January

This is my mind and so I feel comfortable saying it as it reads up here(in my head of course). January sucked, it totally sucked and I am really glad that it has gone away. In fact I am comfortable saying that if this January never comes back I would not feel bad or even disappointed. I slept in my bed a total of like 8 days the whole month and most of those were without Anne. Training went to pot!!! I had an account at work suck the entire life out of me and I was turned upside down. My work schedule increased 100% this month and add to it that I was in Las Vegas, Compton CA, Salt Lake City brings the total to 110% crap. Training went away, sickness came, family left, airplane got bumped, food sucked, bed was hard, "3 all nighters" and I am not sure how to get back to the house that I make a mortgage payment on. Does anyone know where Arthur lane is in Denver CO?


February is here and I had a normal nights sleep last night in my own bed. I have had a pretty good day and I have no work travel on the schedule. (not to say that it might come up quick) I am feeling calm today and feeling better. I am going to follow the training schedule that is written for me starting tomorrow and I am proud to say I am glad to be here. I hope that none of you ever meet the January that I did or have him/her (I am not sure of the sex, nor do I care) stay for 31 Long days. Yep, I am glad to be here. Really glad to be here.

I missed the Superbowl and don't care!
Who outs themselves like that, self....stop writing stuff like that.

OK going back to my normal work because I feel normal. Yea!!!!


Anne, how about a date every night in Feb? You in?