I am turning 53 soon, and I felt like my peak was at 38.
I enjoy every day, and man time flies by when I do things I like to do.
Anymore if a client wants me to mess with some crap I do not want to mess with, I am fine with saying no, even if the job was going to pay really good.
I am not rich, not even close, (money-wise), but I have enough wisdom and I know life is short, so I try to have all the fun I can.
Anyway, sorry for that rant.
I was just sitting in the jacuzzi for the first time in months. My back has been bothering me lately and I was thinking about how my back was always in good shape back when I sat in there for a while about every night.
It is just these games, mostly Big Buck Hunter now, that takes my time and the jacuzzi and boat rarely ever get used anymore.
And the boat was not getting used much for a long time anyway, because it just stays so windy here all the time anymore, and it is a pain in the ass trying to do anything with a boat on a lake when there is a lot of wind.
As far as boat stuff, I mostly night fish, usually the wind is calmer at night.
The wind was rough while out in the jacuzzi a few minutes ago, I was thinking damn, please calm down and don't be knocking any trees down.
As far as boat stuff, I do have a 3 person banana tube, and it is fine to use on a windy day. I just can't find enough people that want to use it now.
A couple girlfriends back I was the life of the party and the whole family would be all lined up waiting for their turn on the tube. I do miss all of them, except the ex.
I have thought about in the past just showing up at a beach area on the lake, and saying hey, cool tube here, 3 people can ride, it is free, just to help some others to have some fun.
My uncle used to say oh no, if someone gets hurt they will sue you.
WELL, for years now I have been paying for a 2 mil umbrella policy anyway because of rental houses, so I am not so worried about getting sued anyway.
I confess that is all wishful thinking.
I stay so busy, and when not working my girlfriend is pretty much demanding that I play Big Buck Hunter with her.
If I was a little less busy with work, I would love to just hang out at the pound, and pet any dog for a while that wants to be petted.
And after the virus stuff calms down maybe I can talk my girlfriend into going to the lake and riding some strangers around on the tube. I already have plenty of ski vests in all sizes from long ago.
I could already be riding my girlfriends grandkids around, but her daughter in law will not have anything to do with her, and her son is whipped.
I used to have a girlfriend that was so-so, with a awesome family.
Now I have a awesome girlfriend with a family that is not even so-so.
I am 100% happy, but I do miss towing people around on the lake on that banana boat tube.
BUT, long ago, when I was single, and just had a simple tube, I was pretty bad:
One time I gunned the boat after another boat had made like a 4 foot wave, and that friend went like 50 feet in the air and he did have some sprains but no broken bones when he hit the water.
One time I seen another 4 foot wave, and I was almost stopped to let that rider get back on the boat, and I thought hell no, this wave is too good, I want to send him up 50 feet.
That did not work. apparently the boat was going too slow when I gunned it, and instead of jumping the wave and going 50 feet in the air, the tube went under the wave and took the dude like 15 feet under water.
And while both of them wanted to give me a turn on the tube, I said hell no, and sorry I hurt you, but it was funny.
(right after my friend went 50 feet in the air there were army or air force planes flying over, and I said damn dude, you got so high in the air they are out here now trying to figure out what that blip on the radar was).
(that was my friend Dwayne, he passed away just a few months ago at 58. I miss him and Terry(who-dey) so much).
And I confess if I ever do ride a tube, and trust someone to pull me, I will just roll off the first time that I do not like what I see going on.
I miss taking the boat to the lake. I will be good 99% of the time.
But kind of most people may be leery of riding a golf cart with LTG, I am kind of like that if I spot a tall wave when I am driving the boat.
And no, this is not a long post, this is the only post I made today, and I kept forgetting to hit the send button.
Others may make 200 posts in a week, but look at how short theirs are.
I wish all of you the best! I love Pinside!
And thanks again to LTG and others, for sharing stories and not just being so short with posts.