This has been an interesting summer.

I’m not sure what the most shocking part is yet. One thing that’s freaking me out is that I’ve logged over 425 miles on my bicycle in the last month. Then again, shaving my head so I could pump water to my skull on those hot rides has thrown quite a few people for a loop. Although it’s fun striking up conversations with people and waiting for that moment when they figure out who they’re talking to! Then there’s the job. It’s nice to be making some money with my own business. I sure don’t miss the 100 mile a day car trips to Peoria either.

There’s been no shortage of suprises on the home front either. My nine year old has become much more independent this summer. That’s been both fun and challenging. She’s still my little girl though. The other night we cooked on the grill and converted the garage into a bass-o-potomuss practice pad. While that project was going on, we played tons of my old albums. She loves Rush and Extreme just like papa! Ah yes… a chip off the old block!

Andi has made some progress of her own too. She’s now a certified firefighter. Should compliment her paramedic skills nicely. Being the competitive type, she also bought a bike and has started logging miles. I think it’s funny that she blames me for being competitive, yet she has every intention of blowing me away on a bike. I got news for her, she better really hit it hard! 😉

I must admit that the license suspension hasn’t bothered me much. Once I got the bike, it seemed that getting healthy and logging miles was more important than running around in a car. If I need something from the store, I’ll get a twenty mile ride out of the deal. Don’t get me wrong, I look forward to getting the my license back. Mainly so I can slap a bike rack on the car and go ride somewhere else.

Nuff for now. Cheers!