Thursday, October 29, 2009


Just a few notes updating some of the things I have written about in the past few months. Updates are in random order, with no relevance as to importance or occurance.

* Some of you may remember #2 son's four wheeler crash back on July 4th. Independence Day  We now refer to this event as the Disasta in Nebraska. He broke his tibia and spent the rest of the summer in a cast. He got the cast off last month, then went in for an MRI on his knee, as it was "not feeling right". The results are in and he has a torn posterior cruciate ligament. He gets a dead guy's ligament put in next month. Needless to say, he is less than thrilled. Looks like crutches for six more weeks.

This was taken on the way home from the Disasta in Nebraska. Heal fast liile buddy.

* Fill the boot update - Had a little lunch meeting today with the MDA, a local business association and representatives from our association. It turns out we raised over twenty thousand dollars. Not bad for two days of "fill the boot".

The meeting was held at a local pub that one of our members has an association with. The MDA people were good, they just had lunch. Some of the business people enjoyed a brew or two. I left after three hours and left several of my brothers there. They may still be there.

* Update on "The Fall" - Tough as that old guy is, he is fighting the "Big Casino" and sadly, is not winning. The Saint I am Married To called me at work last weekend and said I had better come home. My father in law is mostly unconscious, isn't eating or drinking and is not lucid when he is awake. Hospice is doing their thing everything is a mess. Me and the boys are "Home Alone" as my wife is staying at her dads.

Do to the upheaval in my life right now, my posts are not going to be the in depth, thought provoking material that you are worthy of. Bear with me.

As always, thanks for reading.



  1. Schmoe--

    You and your family are in my prayers.

    The Observer

    PS: loved your comment on our ems/fire merger in KCMO!

  2. Schmoe, my heart goes out to you and your family!
    Loved the "lil buddy" comment? he is anything but little!! (I know in your eyes he is still three!)
    And congrats on the Fillin boots total! We just had a fundraiser last night for one of the Firefighters here who is battling brain cancer (actually the fight has stopped and he has an eta of less than 6 months) and the guys raised 16,000. playing poker for his two little girls (single dad) and this saturday is a 5k for him also! So keep up the fundraising and stay safe yourself. And I send strength to the saint that you married for her times to come!

  3. Thanks for the thoughts and prayers, they are appreciated.