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    Well, today had been a cock-up!  Had taken my son and wife up to KC for dinner last night(her birthday and his leaving for the Coast Guard the next day).  Well, today we met him at the new processing center where he took his oath of allegiance and signed his contract. 
     It was a half an hour after we gotten home that he called and asked to be brought home.  Seems Philadelphia was socked in by another nor'easter and all flights in and out were cancelled, again!  So now he has to wait another two weeks before trying to leave again.  At least we can sign the title to the car he had been driving over to him when he comes home from boot camp before going to his A school in California.
    Ain't life a bitch! 
    As you may have noticed, I've removed the chapters to a couple of stories that I had begun some time ago.  I felt it was something to be done.
    The story of the druid was just a sidebar project I was creating to follow Tom O'Reilly's "The Remnant" tale.  As much as I was having fun creating it, it was never truly mine as it was based on someone else's work.
    And Rusa was my own, but felt that it needed to be saved for later completion.  As I'm currently working on a story that I'm planning on finishing and have published by the end of the year, my venture in historical fantasy would have to wait for time to do further research into background material.
    And that is that for now.  For those who had enjoyed these pieces, thank you for reading them.  And to others that wanted to read these pieces, I'm sorry to have deprived you of their pleasure.
Well, here it is, another birthday come and gone.  Strange when you get older how much they seem to mean less to a person.  Or that may be my own view of the celebration.  From this point on is trying to get as far into the future as possible.  From a T-shirt I want to get:  "I plan on living for a very long time!  So far, so got."

And that has become my vision now that I've reached 65.  Never expected to get past 30.  
Well, it's now official.  My oldest son will be heading into the Coast Guard in March.  Because of his having an Associate's Degree, and he signed up for the Electronic Technicians program, he'll be going to boot camp as a Seaman, two pay grades up from the Seaman Recruit he would otherwise have been.  And he'll be getting a sizable enlistment bonus for doing so.  I'm so proud of him! 
Well, I came back to see how things are.  Seems like DA doesn't want to clear out my account.

Began gathering information for the beginning of my book that I'm hoping to have printed by the end of the year.

And, at the same time, have two other story ideas that I'm wanting to get started on later this summer.  One's a straight fantasy while the other is more of an urban legend thing.

Will keep you informed.  Maybe.
Here we are, the 1st of April, and the first quarter of the new year is gone.  Brother!  Currently dealing with having a car's oil and filter changed as well as the tires rotated.  And this is on what used to be my wife's Camry.  Two weeks ago, my oldest son was driving home from Topeka, KS, where he's attending Washburn University.  He was driving my Kia Optima for travels to school, work, and other things older teenage boys involve themselves in.  At this time I was working my part-time job as a custodian for the Lawrence, KS, Parks and Recreation Department.  My late night work involves cleaning the locker rooms at three rec. centers.  I had just pretty much gotten started at the local community building when my cellphone rang.  It was James, my son.

"Hey, Pa, the car quit running."
"Where you at?"
"East of Topeka."
"What's wrong?"
"It just quit running."
"Okay, be there in a half hour."
"Gotcha, bye"

Well, I put my stuff away, clocked out and headed up the highway.  Found him not too far from the company I used to work for.  Checked the car out and found there was no oil on the dipstick.  We went up the road to a Casey's convenience store and got a couple of quarts of oil.  Drove back and put them in.  Maybe the oil level sensor (Newer cars go them, don't they?) couldn't read the level.  Still wouldn't start.  Called AAA and they sent out a tow truck to take to the local Kia dealership.
Anyway, the dealership called on Saturday morning and said the engine was seized up due to the lack of oil (Well, DUH!)  They would try to look around for a replacement.  Luckily it was start of Spring Break so I only had to drive James to work and home.  He did have a friend living close to the campus of KU and spent a couple of nights crashing there after work.  When the dealership called on Monday they said they found a used engine that they could put in.

"How much," I asked.
"Well, with the cost of the engine, labor, other material, and taxes, it would be around $4,500."
Ouch!  Ass bite!  I thanked them and will get back to them after talking with the wife.

She said, "No!  I'll give him my Camry and we'll get another car for him."

So we got a 2005 Toyota Avalon.  After driving it, my wife then said, "Hell, no, we're giving him the 2004 Camry!  No 19 year old needs leather seats, a sun/moon roof, and more room than you can swing a car around by it's tail."

Well, she didn't say the last part, but she was so enamored with this next step up from the Camry she wanted.  So now we have 3 Toyotas (I have the original 2001 Camry my wife and I bought brand new and just rolled over 350,000 miles just two days ago.)  We finally donated the Optima to the Wounded Warriors Project.  Now I need the wait for the paperwork to get here so I can return the plate and have the registration cleared from out name.  The things one does for his family.  And that's not counting my 64th birthday early in March.  Like my old Camry, I'm still chugging on.  'Nuff said!


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Richard Messer
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Writer for the Spontoon Island website. Have commissioned artwork from Taral Wayne, Jerry Collins and Louis Frank.


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Tbonemeister Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018
Happy birthday! :cake:

Hope you have a good one!
cullyferg2010 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018
It was good! ;) (Wink) 
NickRoberts10 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday!
cullyferg2010 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018
Thank you!
ZackWriter23 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018
Happy Birthday!^^
cullyferg2010 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018
Thank you!
grayserg Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018
Thank you! )
cullyferg2010 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018
You're quite welcome! :) (Smile) 
SCARFACEPhoenix Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018
Hi there I have new pics
cullyferg2010 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018
It will be sometime before I get the chance to look at them.  In the middle of writing a book for publication by the end of the year, hopefully.  

It'll be about another month or two before checking out my site again.

Thanks for thinking of me.
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