Aren’t you on the wrong coast?

Yes. Our plans changed. We had planned to stay in Florida for at least the winter, and possibly into early Spring. But plans have changed and that’s the thing that is so great about being mobile… we can also be flexible while being productive from the road. The short version of the story is that our daughter had some unexpected medical issues and needed support from Mom and Dad. She lives in Studio City, near Los Angeles. We stayed at a park in Northridge, which is in the San Fernando Valley north of LA, in December through early January. I worked from the DataBus while Sherri helped with medical appointments and other logistics. Everything’s good with the girl now so we decided to head out of the city to the California central coast.

We’re now staying a block from the ocean shore, right on the border of Grover Beach and Pismo Beach. I’m sitting outside under clear blue sky in 70-degree weather listening to the ocean roar in January! Our Internet service continues to be great from the bus. I work daily from 6 to 3 for a client on Central Time. We walk the dogs on the beach every day, ride bikes and explore in the evenings and weekends. It’s a five-minute walk to a 9-hole golf course where we lost nine balls yesterday. We were about 20 over par but we had a great time. There is a grove of trees two blocks away where tens of thousands of Monarch Butterflies return every winter. I have been trying to capture the perfect sunset over the ocean on time-lapsed video and still working on that. Here are a few shots of the sunset from near our spot.

With all that is going on lately, on I don’t have in-person speaking engagements coming up but do continue to present remotely for user groups, and you can find those presentations on my tech blog at More soon!

Published by Paul Turley

Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Principal Consultant for 3Cloud Solutions Specializing in Business Intelligence, SQL Server solutions, Power BI, Analysis Services & Reporting Services.

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