Stuff keeps showing up, and I'm glad, because I have had to put off doing much for Drew's birthday. It came right after the move and with the expenses of going back to school. But the real story is that Drew has been a champ in all this and today her aunt showed up with a candy cake. Thanks Lindsay. I am proud to see her handling dissapointment so well. We will do some things for her at the right time, and she has inspired me to give up one of my own bad habits. I smoke, and it is expensive in a lot of ways, so this is day number 1 and cold turkey, pray for me. Very proud of you Drew, I hope you will learn to do what's best always and see the benefit of living beyond and above your ego. Happy 10, and I hope to be around with you for many more, but according to aunt Lindsay, I'm going to get eaten by an alligator.
Sometimes the lakes down here are shallow for a good ways. You do have to be careful when it comes to alligators, but it's really hard to define that, since they can be so stealth and opportunistic. I would say stay out, or fish from a boat, but this is the way I grew up and its getting me past the weed line. I haven't seen a gator in here, but that doesn't mean there isn't one, and my wife is holding me to new discussions about this. Oh well, I suppose I can't argue that there isn't the possibility, but I still think a car accident is more likely, even in Florida.
Happy Birthday Drewmatik, there will be more to come.
Forty years old and still in awe of the outdoors.