Dodging Bullets Like Neo

Sorry it’s been awhile, but I did finally make it out of the hospital. The pneumonia kicked my butt pretty hard but I’ll survive. I had a home health care nurse come for the following two weeks to give me intravenous antibiotics every afternoon. That didn’t help with my work schedule, but everything worked out okay. So to say the least, I’m feeling pretty well. I can’t say I’m out of the woods just yet because I know that my immune system is still shaky. I’m still on steroids for my lungs which doesn’t help because they keep my immune system suppressed. I’ve been back to work full time for a few weeks and it feels great. I’ve even started working out again but I’ve been taking it easy; no worries.

Oh, did I forget to mention that I turn 30 today? Bummer huh? Oh well, I have a lot to be thankful for this year. My 29th year was a tough one, one that I won’t be forgetting anytime too soon. But it taught me some big lessons and hopefully made me a better man. It’s a beautiful day outside so I have that as a nice present. I’m going to place my bets and say that this year may be slightly better than last year, but hey I’m not out of the woods just yet.

Thank you everyone for all of your prayers, your cards, and you support.

Not Going Down In This Fight Without…


looking like a complete badass!!

Or a baboon’s ass, I haven’t decided yet. However while Sara was filling my love tank by giving me the best haircut of my adult life(guys usually stop getting this summer only haircut after the 3rd grade), I couldn’t help but think Jason Statham. Okay so I’m not that badass…but there may be hope! Maybe if I work on the accent, crotchety attitude, and stubbly face just a little bit more.

I guess I don’t really need to explain what Sara and I did this Saturday night after I worked in the basement all day long. A picture is worth a thousand words right? She says I can only keep it for two days, but we’ll see how well I can play my cards. I think everyone I work with would love to see this in person. Don’t you?


Much Needed Break


Finally a much needed vacation! I needed to relieve some built up stress over the last few months of crazy tests and procedures.  Much deserved? That I am not too convinced of. I’ve been quite a space cadet during these past few months at work, I can’t say I’ve been able to carry my own load lately. I need to step it up.

Myrtle Beach however was great. The weather was expected to be iffy, but the sun was shinning on Garden City all week long. We had just a few rains here and there but they didn’t interfere with our fun in the sun. “The boys” all got a little scorched the first day out, thanks to our ladies. I don’t think we will be hiring them to lube us up before our big muscle men shows. Gross, moving on!

We made sure our bases were covered for the week: massive amounts of sleep, fun in the sun, sand in the shorts, salt in the eyes, playing cards games and speed scrabble, swinging a few golf clubs, eating ourselves silly, puking in toilets, reading lots of comics, rocking the baby to sleep, visiting family, learning what white people like, watching the weather channel and cash cab, playing with fireworks, killing cockroaches, and many more things!

To top off the week Johnboy and I decided on sharing an experience everyone should share with people they love most: food poisoning. I’m just sorry that I couldn’t share it with my newest brother-in-law as well; Neil you lucky dog!

More updates tomorrow kids, stay tuned!