© 2017 by Delia Grenville

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SABBATICAL STATE OF MIND

Up on the roof and other physical feats of a 77 year old.

September 2, 2018

So, I was talking to my Dad yesterday. And he said that “you never see young people on the street anymore. Not one who looks willing to hold a ladder, so I can go up on the roof and put up a new antenna”.

“Young people nowadays” he says. Pauses. “Good thing my friend Conrad called. Had him in mind to help me out.”

Should I remind my Dad that he is almost 77?

Better yet, he has cable and dish. I have no idea what he signal or beloved show he gets on his antenna, short wave radio, and all other gadgets that he tinkers with.

My mother would’ve 🙄 — “He’s on the roof again.”

I am laughing too at the part where he is looking for a unsuspecting young person to give up an hour of their life to hold the ladder for him.

It’s like straight out of some sitcom. 

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A visionary technologist by day, Delia is also a published author and public speaker, often focusing on topics of project management, research practices, user experience and diversity in the workplace. Involved in the community and external business world, Delia co-founded Designing Me, an organization that steers professional women into executive and leadership positions. Her Got Strategy workshop assists junior and mid-level professionals in setting and executing a career strategy.