Today I start my 2 weeks of vacation from my two jobs that I work. What a great concept, vacation. I have no real plans. I turn 50 on Wednesday, I am having friends and family over for food, and beers and who knows what else will snowball from that. I am planning on a ride to Bradenton to hang with a bunch of fellow riders over the weekend. That’s usually pretty unpredictable.. I plan on shooting something, somewhere. And of course, there are thing that need done around the house. The last year since my pops passed has been a lot of hard work. He has been a big set of shoes to fill in regards to taking care of my mother. Miss you dad. I have taken a few moments to reflect on things over the last 50 years and I have come up with the fact that I have been pretty blessed over my lifetime. There have been many good ideas and probably even more bad decisions but somehow we are still doing ok. The kids have all turned out pretty good despite the odds, I am pretty proud of them. I have 3 wonderful grandchildren and a fourth on the way. I am divorced but managed to find the light again after all of that. I wasn’t able sure I be able to do that. Life is as good as it can be and I am truly content. Nothing is perfect and it all seems like it has been a struggle but you just keep your nose to the grindstone and it works out. For a guy from a small farm town in the middle of nowhere I still managed to experience a lot. I didn’t think I would ever get out of there.. I’d like to thank you guys. You don’t know it but y’all have helped me through some of it in one way or another. Sometimes just reading others experiences help you put yours into perspective. I love God, guns and my family and country and am thankful for all it. Sorry for the ramble, it’s probably the coffee.. I hope you guys have a good week too.