Saturday, August 22, 2009

Does anybody still come here?????

So it been awhile, huh? I haven't posted here in about 6 months due in part to Face book. I seem to have shifted my attention to my FB page. I've kept up with most of the "regulars" who used to visit here though.

Well the first thing I should mention is that my affiliation with the BFMC has run its course and terminated. The short answer to "why" it didn't work out is because I just didn't have the time to devote to the club. They state it a little differently...that I didn't have the "heart" to follow through. I'm ok with that position too. The bottom line is that I still respect those guys in a big way. I cant begin to paint the picture of the process it takes to earn the right to become a patch holder.

Second subject: I'm enjoying my role as a father to my kids. My oldest is 18, graduated from high school and trying to learn the ways of the world. He has it in his head that he's joining the USMC and has been in touch with the local recruiter. As of now, he's working two jobs to make ends meet. We are trying to be patient with him as he tries to live like a rock star on a minimum wage budget. My other two kids are growing fast too. "T-Man" starts Jr high Monday and "Little-Bit" starts the 3rd grade. T-Man turns 13 on Sept 30th. We've bought him a dirt bike which is being hidden until that day. He asked for one awhile back and we told him that he must continue to be an excellent kid in order to earn it. We bought him a helmet last weekend, so he's really excited.

My wife looks incredible. I love just hanging out with her and the kids on the weekends. The time I spent away from her when I was with the club began to take a toll on our relationship, so I try to spend more time with her now. I traded in my Dyna when I left the club and now I'm riding a 2008 HD Street Glide. This bike is more comfortable for her. To be honest though...I'm about ready to turn this bike in and quit riding on the street all together. I might buy me a dirt bike and start riding with T-Man. I don't know, we'll see.

So that's it for now. I gotta go let folks know that I'm back.


Anonymous said...

Hey man!!!!

First of all, you been missed! At least at this particular station.

Secondly, can I share a little something we have in common that others might not? This is something my dad, God bless him, told me about when I decided to join the military.

He said, "you might not know what it is you want to do ... but you'll find out about a lot of things you *don't* want to do."

...and he, of course, was right. But nowadays, I put that same idea into most things I try to do today. You did the same thing, and if we could be closer friends, the first thing I was say is that I'm very proud of you. You mentioned the things in your blog that you *want* to do. Those people are proud of you too. I can tell.

VoteNovember2008 said...

Paul, gosh it's great to have you back. Severalof your blog followers are on FaceBook, you should check us out!

Life is a journey, apparently when you came to the "Y" in the road you simply made the choice that was right for you. We missed you while you were on your trip. Lots has happened while you were away, but I'm glad you are back! VN8

Anonymous said...

I 2nd that.. you have been missed! GREAT to see ya! FB (yep I'm there too, way too much) lol

I'm sorry about the BFMC but totally understand! I love it when hubby spends time with me!

Wow 18, huh, my one and only is 26, that's hard for me to believe.

Always a pleasure to see ya! Yeah as VN8 said.. check us out on Facebook if ya wanna.

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