Posted 11/21/2015 6:13 PM (GMT -7)
Rio: your pontoon boat sounds like fun. After owning 5 sailboats, I got out of boating a few years ago. If I could afford to keep a boat on the water, i.e. dock space or lake front property, would still have one. But I can no longer handle the process of hauling boats in and out of the lakes, waiting in long lines at the landings, etc. Traded that life for the perm. RV place we have invested into. Now I don't even have to hook up and haul travel trailers anymore. Hope you do well in your HT. I have been fortunate to avoid that path the past few years, but with a huge doubling recently on my PSA, not sure how long this will last. See my oncologist early in December. We will talk.
Getter: Thanks for the kind words, and with me, the "P" word is both ok and appropriate in conversing with me. Can't have enough "p's". Yes, my wife of nearly 42 years is the single greatest blessing in my life. We have always maintained a "best friend" first relationship, I think that is what makes the difference. Our common grounds far out weigh our differences, and we thrive to always respect one another, even when on opposing sides of an issue. We both hate to argue, fight, or raise our voices. I work mostly on logic, she works mostly on emotion, so together, it usually balances right in the middle, it takes both aspects in my opinion for a happy union.
If something ever happen to her, I know already, I would never re-marry. No way I could ever start all over again in that process, and her presence would taint a new person in my mind, which wouldn't be fair to that person.
Today, spent most of the day picking up my Alfa. I already had a truck borrowed, and the U-Haul auto trailer rented the afternoon before. Had to drive to G-ville to pick up my youngest son to help me. His wife had a 2-hour plus medical treatment, so we had to hustle. On the other end, the seller had 2 of his friends waiting to help. 4 guys easily pushed the 2.400 lb. car right up and on the trailer. We never had to use the winch thing I bought, its still unopened in the box. Plus, they knew how to strap and chain the car in place. Was a slow 17 miles home My son, my wife, and I were able to get the car off fairly easy, minus a few technical problems with the hitch, etc. At least we had gravity in our favor. Car was delivered without a scratch and no damage.
Then I had to drive my son back to get his car/wife. Then I had to come home, take the truck and trailer back to U-Haul. The person was so hateful. I was alone, and he offered me zero help, trying to back the trailer into a very tight space between other rentals. He wouldn't even offer me verbal assistance, said it wasn't his job. Told him I was physically shot, that I wasn't good at backing up tandem axle trailers, and the truck I had borrowed (1998 Full size Ford Conversion van) literally had no rear visibility. I had no reference to where the trailer was backing up. Took me over 30 minutes of back and forth, jumping in and out, etc. to finally get it right. And in this narrow unleveled lot, there were deep unmarked ditches on 2 sides. All he said to me, was "that don't you dare think you can just unhitch it there and leave it in the middle of the lot". Yeah, great help. I was near passing out at this point from exhaustion and pain, but he didn't care. May report him to U-Haul National, but I doubt they would do anything.
Finally got home, and I literally took pain meds, and crashed for nearly 3 hours. It was living hell, but at least I got the car home safely. about 10 minutes after I put my new car cover on it, it started raining even though there was zero chance of rain, lol. Talk about close timing.
That's the kind of physical pushing I have got to stop doing. When I went inside, emptied my bag, and after nearly 5 hours total time, there was like maybe 3-4 ounces of fluid, and most of that was pure blood, so I must have gotten dehydrated without realizing it, despite being a cool and cloudy day.