Wow! It has been such a long time with no updates. And that was cool, because there has been no one to read my ponderings. That is, until today. I just found that I have one secret admirer. I suspect I know who it is, and I'm excited by it. I can't believe I've been out of pocket for so long, and yet someone has been sitting by waiting for my return. I love fans. So a musically-devilish hello to you!
While I'm here, I'll make note that the wife and I sent our first kiddo to school this Monday. Mommy was WAY more emotional about it than I, but I was a little weepy about it too. My daughter loves it. She took to it like a duck to water. We are very proud of her. BTW, we are pregnant again, and due in February.
I've been going one weekend a month to visit with my dad. He has been really sick, and getting sicker every year. We missed out on a lot of the fairly tale bonding that you see in the movies, but we spend a day or two every month getting it back. The last time I was down there, he got his hands on two mini motor cycles. We tore the engines apart and rebuilt them. It was more an exercise in how stuff works than wanting to make them run again. I love to learn, and the more hands on the better. Before that, we worked on a lawn edger that I found, and now works perfect. I've went camping a couple of times, and I suspect that next time, we will be 'brush-hogging' about 65 acres of land that we own down there. Its really great to reconnect with my dad, and he really really enjoys it too. In fact, the more I go down there, the better his illness seems to be getting.
Independent sister has moved away. She lives in Maryland now. We are all sad, and miss her very much. We wish her the best of luck.
I've been running and biking my butt off. Literally! I run 3 to 5 miles a day 3 or 4 times a week, and I love it. I've been working out long enough now that it's a habit. I was ~250lbs, now I'm down in the 210's. I really need to get into the water and learn how to swim distance.
Thank God karma doesn't affect real life... oh wait... mine it still excellent... no worries
'till next time...