Boy, I don’t know why but I ended up in a lot of conversations this past week about death. I have one elderly lady friend who’s husband is not doing well and she was complaining about him continuously getting hurt because he won’t just sit in his chair and watch television. I don’t think she liked it when I asked if she’d rather he died laying in that recliner or out working on his farm. A very good friend of mine, close to my age, had to place his wife in hospice care and she is younger than us. He is struggling really hard with this 🙁 On top of all of this, I had two different conversations with two guys my age about work, goals and the number of people they know who have died right after finally retiring. Both of them are very hard workers driven by financial goals. Of course I countered that with questions about what their financial successes will do for them versus more vacation and travel time now 🙂 I enjoy these conversations though, it helps me in my decision making.
Other than that, it was another week of golf, pool, work and highlighted with a fun event on Saturday.
In the golf world, I had a great round Monday with my highschool classmate and two of his fellow Capitol police officers. Wednesday was the second round of playoffs for the league and shockingly, the course remained open and we had to play even though it had been raining all day and was still raining. Scott and I decided to take it as a challenge and we went out and played in good spirits and still had a good time. The only disappointment, we lost 🙁
Not much to share about pool league. I coached and kept score but didn’t play this week and although the team is getting better we still lost again. We absolutely had a good time though and I am enjoying this quality time with my friends.
One of the best parts of my week last week was focused around the Purple Heart Truck. I picked it up Friday night and parked it at a friend’s house that lives near me. He is a retired fire chief so I offered to take him for a ride in it. He said it was the first time he had been in a fire truck since 2004 and he was pretty excited. We drove it over to his son’s house so he could show it to his grandkids and then we drove over to the local ball fields just to show it off and let him use the horn. Saturday morning I picked up my old classmate Arthur, a Navy Veteran himself, and we set it up at the Chesty Puller 10k in West Point. It was great watching Arthur getting exposed to what I have experienced working with the truck. On the way home I even let Arthur drive it and now he is hooked and signing up to participate in even more OPHT events.
Cross your fingers! We have an offer on the flip house, the inspection is tomorrow. I will be so happy to put this one behind me.
How was your week? What do you have planned for this week? Whatever you do, make sure you schedule some quality, fun time for you 😉