Over the past couple of days I did not get much sleep. We had a crisis at work with some server that resulted on me pulling a long shift and not getting any sleep at all from Thursday night to Friday. Finally yesterday completely exhausted I fell to sleep on the recliner trying to watch Ocean’s 12 with Ty and Cielo. I could have gone to sleep right when I got home but I had missed them so much from having to work overnight that I figured spending time with them was a lot more important. Despite the fact that tiredness got the best of me it felt good to spend the time I was awake with them.
Saturday started awesome, we made breakfast in the morning and decided to water the flowers we had just planted last week. We have not gotten much rain so they really needed it. My only goal for the day was to wash the cars since today was the first day I had a chance and I truely enjoy it. Now Cielo loves yardwork and she saw that one of our trees was dead, and she decided we had to take it down. I knew what that meant. So as she start to chop it down Tyler says, (I was watering the flowers) want to cut the tree down … of course. We started to work at it with a hand saw and eventually it gave in to our attempts. The neighbors next door actually had a nice tool to cut down the branches and it worked out pretty good.
One of my buddies from the motorcycle website I am proudly a member had e-mailed me Thursday about being in Midland for the weekend. He wanted to know if I was going to be in town to see what was shaking :). He said he would be around here at noon and a little bit past that time the phone rang. He said hey I am at the Midland mall, so I am like here are the directions to my place you are not far off. To my surprise he was not visiting someone he knew like I had originally imagined, but he made a 3 hour trip just to meet me. Grant it, a 3 hour ride in a motorcycle is quite a joy for bike nuts like us… but it still made me feel pretty special when I found out that meeting me was the only reason he was coming up.
I had first learned about him via the website, and in discussions we had back and forth talked about meeting. We missed an opportunity to meet face to face a couple of years ago but during this hole time we have once in a while exchanged notes here and there. He is the closest motorcycle fanatic from the message board that I have since he is in Ohio as opposed to all my other buddies in Chicago. It was a wonderful experience to spend the afternoon chatting with him.
Another wonderful thing happened today. Ty got to play with some neigbor kids from one of the houses in the street behind us. They are a couple of kids that are around his age and I think he had a blast playing with them. Who knows maybe some day he can look back at this day and say I met my best friend on the16 of April 2005. It is exciting to know he is going to make new friends in this neighborhood.
After Bill had left I got to do what my goal for the day was, to wash the cars… the day had grown old and I did not get to wax them like I wanted to but at least they are clean and shinny. We finished the day once again watching a movie, we finished up Oceans 12 since I had fallen to sleep for most of it and watched Finding Neverland right after that. It was a nice day and I got to spend it outside, but better yet I got to spend all day with family and friends and what is better than that?