Friday, August 03, 2007

Well, it's Friday night and I am watching the Indians play the Twins and we are winning! Doctor visit was just a preliminary visit and now I have to see an ear nose and throat Doctor to check my ears and then a hearing test will probably be after that. If things go as normal around here I will be months waiting to see the ear nose and throat Dr. Next I got a letter from Workman's Comp that my claim was denied, seems I must have filed it wrong or gave the wrong doctor or something. Crap! Just more stupid paperwork to deal with phone calls to make. It was humid here today, not nice and dry like in Utah. I worked outside at Mentor Mitsubishi, doing my Friday radio show and everyone there was so nice to me, offering their condolences. They know me pretty well there as I have been doing my Friday show from there for about two years now. I felt sad being back at Mentor Mitsubishi because that's where I was when I heard about the passing of my brother Jeff. It was uncomfortable. I am starting to get things together for Jeff's Memorial next Sunday at the VFW. I have a call into the color guard to see if they can do anything that day. Mostly it will be pictures of Jeff and friends coming by to share their memories. We plan on having some simple refreshments available as well. Also my brother Jim and I will give eulogies. I have so many things on my mind, so many things to get done and so many worries that I have to find a way to sort it all out. Perhaps a simple "to do" list might be best.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Another trip to a doctor is planned for Friday. I seem to have damaged my hearing to some degree during a radio broadcast from Thompson Raceway Park. I now have constant ringing and am having trouble hearing certain things. I will post as to the results. I also have an appointment with another specialist to help clear up a chronic sinus drainage problem. Fun getting old. I also have three radio remotes to take care of, Friday at Mentor Mitsubishi, Saturday from Northwest Savings Bank and Lake County Aquatics and Stone. Then Saturday night we are supposed to meet the folks from our Race N Roll bowling league for pizza, pop and a night at Painesville Speedway. That could be fun!!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Well it's just about time for me to sign off my radio show for a Tuesday and I have to say I am experiencing a deep saddness with the loss of my brother Jeff. Seems we were so busy getting out west to pay our respects that the loss of my brother had not sunken in. Now, given time to reflect and ponder his life, I realize that I will miss him terribly. To know that I will never see my brother again is a hard pill to swallow. I don't want to work, I don't feel happy and I don't want to talk to my listeners, I just want a job where I can be left alone. My brother had such a tough time growing up with Dad reaming his ass whenever he was in a crabby mood. Knowing that my brother Jeff joined the military and went to Viet Nam just to prove to himself that he was not the idiot that Dad always told him he was, is evidence on just how harsh Dad was on my brother. Not to make an excuse, but our Dad had a crappy childhood too, his Mom died when he was very young and his Dad left him and his brother and sister to live with grandparents that did not want them. From what I hear, for the most part they lived and slept on a stairway landing, never having a room of their own. I guess you would never learn how to parent growing up that way. At least now we are an enlightened society, and even though we may have not been brought up with all the love a kid needs, we can learn how to be a good parent, maybe breaking that chain of crappy upbringings. God bless my brother, I truly believe he did his best, he sure has some great kids and grand kids. I miss my brother.

Good Tuesday Morning. This morning I made a delicious omlette. It contained sauteed oninons, mushrooms, serrano peppers, two eggs, hot pepper flakes, salt, pepper and topped with hot salsa. Boy I will tell ya, you know you had breakfast, that's for sure! Busy day planned, gotta fix the closet door in the bedroom, pick up a card for Robin as her very close cousin died yesterday from cancer, start making plans for a local memorial service for my brother Jeff who passed away a week ago last Friday. The memorial service for Jeff will be held on Sunday, August 12 at the VFW in Geneva, from 2 to 5 p.m. Car needs washed, van needs an oil change, I have to contact my September brides and plan meetings with them and then, in my spare time, try to sell some insurance. The picture is of Robin at Michigan Speedway, once again looking for Junior!

Monday, July 30, 2007

Well, it's been a few years now huh? No longer a fiance, Robin is my wife of 5 years and the prettiest lady in town. We have two pets, Duke the beagle mix, which we got from the APL and Buddy the cat who we got as a kitten. Buddy is funny, he has a crooked leg and no front claws, but he still catches lots of mice and moles. Duke barks, digs and sleeps....typical beagle. But he is Daddy's good boy. My step-son, Mike, lives in Columbus and is doing award winning work at Max and Erma's bar and grill. My step-daughter Melissa is training as Manager of a cash advance and loan business. She has two girls, Haley and Taylor, who light up my life.
Robin and I have become huge Nascar Fans and have been to several races in North Carolina, Bristol Tennessee and Brooklyn Michigan. Seeing the races live is really quite amazing! As far as work goes, I am still at WKKY working the afternoon shift, I also DJ weddings and parties and I currently selling Allstate Insurance with my oldest brother Jim. So I keep busy. My wife Robin works in a Day Care in the mornings and is also employed by Weight Watchers as a receptionist.