I realize that perhaps a normal response would be to go to the gym, take a few more runs and generally try to return some desk-world balance to the equation.
I am forced to admit I am not normal.
The Portable Response was to decide to expand my driveway and pave a 20 x 12 area that until now was just packed gravel over dirt. So about a week ago I started digging out the top eight inches of rocks and dirt in that 20 x 12 space. Been spending a couple hours most evenings out there.
Now, there's no chapter in The Portable Dad about pouring concrete parking pads, and believe me, most landlords are going to take a pointedly negative view of you paving their property without permission. But I do have to say, taking on a big project like this is great exercise. It's cheaper than a gym membership, and nothing keeps you motivated like a big damn hole in the ground where you'd like to park a car!