My Day – Saturday, 21 Jul 2018 – #SQLCareer

5:30-9:30 AM

Awaken after hitting snooze thrice.

Weigh in, pray, read the Bible, check the burn barrel.
This morning I weigh 201 pounds.
There’s a bunch to pray about. I start with praise followed by gratitude, thanking God for another day.
This morning I read Psalm 150 again (now reading Psalms from last to first), the second half of Romans 14, and Colossians 1:9-14.

I help Christy and Emma get the van loaded for the Farmer’s Market today. They sell all sorts of goodies.

The fire in the burn barrel is out and a few coals are smoldering. I decide to let is cool down and empty the ashes, then start over.


9:30-11:00 AM

I get the boys up – those boys can sleep. Stevie Ray needs to finish up some laundry and homeschool testing and Riley has some cleaning to do. I clean up the kitchen some and then head to the office.

Slides for the Data Platform Summit 2018 in Bangalore, India are due tomorrow. I’ve delivered each presentation before. But this is the first delivery of the Intelligent Data Integration precon with Azure Data Factory material. Exciting!

11:00 AM-2:30 PM

I head outside for some “pine therapy.” It’s Saturday and I want to get the trunk of this large-ish tree on the ground. That means either finishing or all but finishing the limbing of the tree. To turn it into exercise (well, more exercise) I decide to use the ax instead of the chainsaw. I accomplish my goal. Four large piles of pine brush lie drying in the Farmville sun.

2:30 PM

I call it for the day. I may have overdone it a little. Exercise is a good idea and getting outside for a stretch was awesome. Perhaps the ax wasn’t such a good idea… My hands and elbows are sore.

I do something I rarely do – plop down on the couch and watch some television.


Andy Leonard

Christian, husband, dad, grandpa, Data Philosopher, Data Engineer, Azure Data Factory, SSIS, and Biml guy. I was cloud before cloud was cool. :{>