Field Day 2016 – Family over fun.
It was a very hot weekend in the south this Field Day. While I had plans to make field day a great deal of of fun for myself and my two sons, things don’t always work out the way we would like.
I had a business trip the week before and I barely made it home before midnight on Friday. Worn down and exhausted I crashed, only to awake to a child screaming as my son’s ears were hurting. Turns out he developed swimmers ear. So we spent the Saturday taking care of him. So needless to say we didn’t make it to field day, and being exhausted myself, I crashed early Saturday night. Sunday, was a lazy one. Everyone slept late, which never happens at my house. Before I knew it, Sunday was over.
I say this to remind myself that this is only a hobby. It is something to be done for fun when one has time. I was getting stressed about having everything ready for field day this year. I am glad to have more time to polish my morse code skills and to make QSO at something slower than break neck speeds. Sometimes we have to stop and take a moment to realize that, in this fast paced life we only get one chance to do some things. I get one shot at raising my kids, but there will always be another field day.
See you on the air next field day. 73s