Friday, April 29, 2011

My baby girl

Well, today she is 14. Mercedes (Sadie) was born on this day at 8:55pm in 1997. What a ride so far. Only four more years and she will be an adult and gone before I know it. I love you Sadie.

Monday, April 25, 2011


Another day has gone and I only have a few things to talk about.

This blogging thing is new to me and I haven't quite decided weather or not I enjoy it. It's nice to reflect back on the things that affect my life and make me the person I am, always changing and growing. It's also nice to be able to share those things with friends and family, not all of them able to swing by the house at any time they want. The down side to this is that I have to stop by and give everyone something to read. I don't mind, really I don't. I just get so busy with life I forget about it until late at night. Oh well, maybe I'll get used to it.

My Sportster is constantly coming up with new ways to annoy me. Nothing to cause a fire sale or anything, just annoy me. Today I finaly found the leak at the top of my oil tank and hopefully fixed it. We'll see tomorrow. I also found a place on the inside of the rear fender that has been rubbing on the rear tire. I assume the POS rear shocks are shot and not leveling the bike correctly. I didn't see anything broken or bent. Nothing other than the springs on the rear shocks, but I already knew they were broke. I did fix my foot pegs today though. No more saggy pegs trying to slide my feet off onto the road. :^)

The wife and kids had the day off today for Easter. If I could have and gotten paid, I would have as well, but alas, the debts take no holiday so neither do I.

Gas prices, ughhh. What can I say? They suck. Oil is up, the dollar is down, and neither look to be changing direction anytime soon. I guess we all will be getting back to basics at home much like the 50's. The movies are out, dining out is going that direction as well, and if Sadie's ball wasn't already paid for that would have to stop as well. We are still crossing our fingers for Tonya's job. Randolph county is so damn slow to tell anyone anything. What's the hold up?

Ok I'm done for the night, off to bed so I can start all over again tomorrow.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The three "B"s

The three "B"s.
Bored. I rode a bit today, about 50 miles I guess. I met a couple of guys from Randelman down at the Pisgah covered bridge in southern Randolph county. One was riding a pretty nice 76 Ironhead. Not my cup-o-tea but nice enough. I talked to them for about a half hour and then we went on our way. Now that may not sound like I was bored and you're right, however, that was what I did to remedy the boring part. I guess staying so busy with Sadie playing ball all the time, when we have a weekend free we all just kind of seem lost. I'm sure if I had more than one day to kill I would have things to do, lord knows there is plenty I should do.

Broke. Every time I get straightened out something else comes along. I know, that's they way it is for everybody, but everybody isn't me.

Bewildered. Every day I am amazed at the life of my children. My youngest is growing up so fast. Much faster it seems than the other two. In little more than a month he will be 10. Ten years, eight more and he's grown. How quickly the time goes. My daughter, 14 in a week. Already she sees herself as an adult and in many ways she isn't too far from it. Extremely bright and afraid of nothing. I'm already missing her and she hasn't even reached the stage in her life where she hates me yet. And Matthew, 16, driving, and knows it all. Oh I remember those days. It was a great time in my life. I wouldn't really want to go back and change anything but it would be nice to have been able to look ahead then and see the now. Of course I probably wouldn't have believed it to be true, teenagers believe nothing until they are slapped in the mouth by it. The children my wife and I have are the greatest joy in my life and everyday they amaze me more by just being themselves.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

The beginning

So this is where it starts. The very first post to the random blog.

Today I had breakfast with some new friends. Nothing fancy just bacon and eggs, coffee of course, and good conversation.

The wife (Tonya) is great as usual. Thanks babe. The kids? Yeah they are good to. The bike is running good (at the moment) and all is good in the world that is my life.