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It’s Been a Busy Week

For the last several months, I have been dealing with soreness in my left knee which has kept me out of basketball. I found out it was a small meniscus tear, so on Tuesday I had it operated on. The doctor told Kristi everything went well and sent me home. I have some exercises to do, and I should find out next week how long I will need to do therapy and exercises before I can get back to a full range of motion with it. I am guessing the guys at basketball will have another 6 to 8 weeks before they will have to deal with me fouling them.

On Saturday, I competed in the finals for the Toastmaster’s Humorous Speech contest. I am very proud to say that I ended up placing third. I was quite pleased with my finish especially since this was the first speech contest I had entered in Toastmasters. All of these events have kept me very busy.

The main blessings I have received is the love and support I have gotten from Kristi. I can’t begin to say how grateful I am for all she has done. She has gone around all week to get door prizes for the fundraiser. She has been there to cheer me on and motivate me in my speech contest. But most importantly of all, is the loving care and comfort she has given me with my knee surgery. She took me to the hospital and stayed with me the whole time making me feel safe and loved. She brought me home and made sure I had everything I need. She is always making sure to keep the ice on it when I need it, and to make sure I am comfortable. I am the luckiest man ever to have such an amazing wife.

I want to thank everyone for all your good wishes and concern for me. I appreciate all the support, and thanks for reading.

Next Week: White Pines Charter School

P.S. If you wanted to do something nice for Kristi, she like chocolate chip cookies. Okay, I like chocolate chip cookies, but I promise I will share.

 

It’s Been a Busy Week

Posted by on May 14, 2022 in Journal | 0 comments

It’s Been a Busy Week For the last several months, I have been dealing with soreness in my left knee which has kept me out of basketball. I found out it was a small meniscus tear, so on Tuesday I had it operated on. The doctor told Kristi everything went well and sent me home. I have some exercises to do, and I should find out next week how long I will need to do therapy and exercises before I can get back to a full range of motion with it. I am guessing the guys at basketball will have another 6 to 8 weeks before they will have to deal with...

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Happy Mother’s Day 2022

Posted by on May 7, 2022 in Journal | 0 comments

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National Superhero Day

Posted by on May 1, 2022 in Journal | 0 comments

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Happy Birthday to Me 2022

Posted by on April 23, 2022 in Journal | 0 comments

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Posted by on April 16, 2022 in Journal | 0 comments

Hometown Hero Let me start by wishing all of you a very Happy Easter! I hope you are able to spend some time making great memories with your families. On the positive side, I am getting to the point where I can hide my own Easter Eggs. A few weeks ago, I received a call from a lady from the Bonneville Country Heritage Association. She informed me that I had been selected as one of four Hometown Heroes. She told me there were a lot of nominations, but they knew about my Foundation, and they admire all the things I am doing for our community....

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Posted by on April 8, 2022 in Journal | 0 comments

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April Fool’s Day 2022

Posted by on April 2, 2022 in Journal | 0 comments

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Posted by on March 26, 2022 in Journal | 0 comments

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Posted by on March 19, 2022 in Journal | 0 comments

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Posted by on March 12, 2022 in Journal | 0 comments

New Job Description I am enjoying my job as a dealer development consultant. It has given me an opportunity to meet with a lot of equipment dealers and work with them on solving some of the issues they are dealing with. It has also allowed me the opportunity to make some great contacts that can be very beneficial to my company. One of the challenges I was given was recruiting new businesses to become members. As I was traveling around the six states and stopping into to our member dealers to introduce myself, I also stopped at several...

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