Belated Happy Valentine’s Day!
February 19, 2023
I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day and that your loved one spoiled you with a chocolate Defender and affection. As for me, I received a great Valentine’s gift, but I’m not sure if I should share it with you since it might be a little surprising.
You see, Christy suggested that we stop watching TV every night or looking at our phones while we eat dinner. It had become a mindless habit that was taking up 2-3 hours of our time every night. When she suggested the idea, I was surprised and pleased. When I asked what we would do instead, she listed off several things like talking to each other more, reading, listening to old music, painting and drawing, editing photos, or planning trips. I said yes and now, it’s been a week with no TV and very little phone use after 4pm!
I have to admit, it’s been great talking more. I’m sleeping better and feeling more refreshed and it’s been said screen time before bed is not conducive to peaceful rest. It’s amazing how a small change can make a big difference. Not long ago we didn’t have cable or streaming channels and I had forgotten how nice that was. We rarely find any shows that stimulate our minds or make us smile.
Most of the shows today are about murder, stealing, rape, or people doing embarrassing things. We were using TV as an excuse to relax, but it wasn’t relaxing, and we were giving up 24-36 hours of our lives every week. Not anymore!
Now, we’re breaking out of that bad habit and trying new things. I’m going to start playing the piano again, writing more, spending more time with my photography and talking to my talented and smart Wife. Christy is going to start painting again and planning some new horse clinics on our farm. Do you like horses, we have 13 of them so come ride sometime. It feels good to be embracing new habits that are more fulfilling, enjoyable and better for mental health.
So, I’m curious, do you have any habits you’d like to break or something new you’d like to try? Life is too short to get stuck in old routines and habits, and I highly recommend trying something new to shake things up.
We’re Going to Alaska, Canada and a Mystery Location!
As some of you may know, We have a video and photography production company, and our work has been featured on Nat Geo and PBS. We create content for various projects like commercials, documentaries, trade shows, social media, and websites. We are thrilled to announce that we have many exciting locations lined up for 2023!
In the spirit of sharing, I thought I’d talk about a personal trip we took last year. We had an amazing time, and I wanted to share our experience with you in case you missed it. The best part is, no one got attacked by a moose, and the old man was just fine!
Defenders You Ask?
We have only 2 remaining that were traded in and you can see them here.
We’ve Been Busy Doing Videos
If you don’t follow us on Instagram then you would have missed these.
1. How to Make Your Car Paint Shine Like Glass Click Here
2. Filson Wool Bibs – Are They Worth the Money Click Here
3. We have also done several videos about Performance Upgrades to a Defender and answered General Questions like Starting a Diesel in Cold Temps. Click Here
Have a great week and if you want to discuss a Custom Built Land Rover Defender Build then give me a call. 518-788-4724