Not a post. Just wanted to let the four people who read this blog know I’ve been off the grid. Back in a few days.
UPDATE (11/01/16) – Well I am finally back in the land of Wi-Fi and the Blogosphere. The reason I was off the grid was because I went to my home state of Texas for my parents 50th wedding anniversary. No, regardless of what Non-Natives think about Texas, it does have internet. That’s not the reason. I’ll get to that in a second, gawd, stop hounding me. My sister and I put together a surprise party for my parents and in order to keep it a surprise we decided not to mention it anywhere online. Not that they know anything about this blog (I sure hope not or I’ll get grounded) but I decided not to take any chances so I didn’t mention it beforehand. Despite a few last minute scares (one of which was a trip to the hospital) we managed to pull it off and surprise them.
The actual reason I went off the grid was because after the surprise party we went camping with my parents up at the lake, and there is little to no internet access there. So I wasn’t ignoring anybody. I’ll be responding to comments and getting caught up on your blogs soon.
Another thought. Fifty years. That’s a long time to make a marriage work don’t you think? Hell of an accomplishment in this day and age. I know I wasn’t able to accomplish it. I’m sure a large percentage of people these days have already bailed on that journey. So while the ones that do stick it out that long should get all the accolades and ceremony that come along with such an accomplishment, I think the rest of us should be able to count time served. What I mean by that is we should be able to add all former marriages into a grand total of years and get credit for that. Between my three marriages my total is 23 years. Assuming my wife doesn’t divorce me after the “time served” comment above, I only need two more years to celebrate a sliver anniversary right? So what’s your number?
It would be appropriate to post a picture here of my parents wedding anniversary but since they don’t know about this blog it would be kind of hard to ask their permission. So, instead, I’ll just post a picture of my jeep at the lake.