I didn’t take pictures on my trip because #1 son had the camera. Fortunately, he took a bunch of great pictures. 

I have a continual need of images for blog posts. At first, I thought it strange when clients expected me to find and place pictures for them, since that’s a) not writing and b) sometimes as lengthy a process as the writing.

However, I developed the skills and I always work on my collection of photos, so now it’s just a matter of coming up with a metaphor that ties the picture and the post together in some way.

We also have a plan for an outdoor sports site for #1 son.

As you may know, if you have been reading my blog for years and have total recall, #1 son’s career plan is to be a drifter.

At one point, I suggested to him that the correct word for someone who travels around all the time having adventures might be “journalist.” He didn’t see it. However, now that he’s majoring in writing, he can see that writing about outdoor adventures can allow a guy to have those adventures tax deductibly.

Speaking of which, I picked up my tax documents yesterday from the CPA. We owe quite a bit of money to the IRS. This is because we made quite a bit of money, so it’s nothing to complain about. Quite a bit by my standards, that is. And certainly nothing to complain about, but it does mean that we have to be careful about expenditures till we get it paid.

I’m always pretty careful about expenditures, of course, but this is beans and rice territory.

Fortunately, I have the skills. Also fortunately, I had already done the grocery shopping before I got the tax returns. No way would I have bought those raspberries otherwise, and I really enjoyed them.

Anyway, we figure an outdoor living site will give #1 son an excuse to travel about, another place for us to drop links, something good for the company portfolio, and perhaps even a chance to bring in a bit of extra money.

I’m looking into affiliate marketing. I haven’t yet found anyone who actually finds that lucrative, except perhaps the nice man who runs Flashlight Worthy. But I’m trying to learn how to turn a profit that way, and maybe I will have learned it by the time #1 son is ready to run such a site.

Today I have lots and lots of work to do. Isn’t that nice?