Ma bad man. I tell ya...been sooooo dam busy.
Got this show to work on, then, of course work, the kids, doing a lot of work at the camp--added a new boat dock with dual jet ski lifts and a single boat lift as well as electricity there (on the boat dock) with flood lights over the water to attract the specks at night, running water for a fish cleaning station, and on top of the boat shed we've put a 20x40 sun deck!!! (for the hotties to get their tan on), redid all of the plumbing at the camp, most of the electrical, and laid new laminate flooring 75% throughout (the kitchen and dining room floors were fine).
Then had to get the roof at my rental house redid, and since I know diddly about roofing, hired some contractors to do it. And while the contractors were at it, had them come and check out the roof on my carport/shed...it needed to be reroofed and get a couple of boards replaced. OR SO I THOUGHT
A tree limb had crashed through it for Hurricane Gustav, and it appeared to rot at an alarming pace. Well, come to find out the "quick fix" of a couple of boards and the roofing ended up with us having to replace 60% of the 2 car carport and attached shed--roof, joists, entire walls and all the floors. It had been infested with TERMITES. I never had anything against them bastards before, but I do now. Muthafuk a termite.
Now all of that is past me, and I have more time to devote to my forums. Here's the flyer and advertisement I found time to post on USACi's forum a month or so ago...
This is a cancer benefit show. Cash proceeds will be donated to St. Judes Children's Research Hospital ( www.stjude.org
) a portion will go directly to Linda Reynolds, a local woman afflicted by cancer's woes.
This is a special event for me. Have any of you ever heard of Locks of Love? www.locksoflove.org
Well, they're a nonprofit organization who accepts donations of hair, processes the hair, and makes wigs for children affected by alopecia (hair loss) as well as for children who lose their hair due to the side effects of chemotherapy. These wigs (quite costly retail) are donated free of charge to these children. Well....I have been growing my hair for the last 6 years to be donated to this organization. The time has come, and we will chop it off at this event. In order to raise even more loot, myself and the guys at Diamond C Audio have come up with an ingenious idea. Let's auction off the chopping rights. The highest bidder will be allowed to actually put scissors to my curly locks (currently 22 inches) and whack it off. The bid money will go entirely to St. Jude's.
Somethings have been added to the event activity list that were unscheduled at the time of the flyer's printing. We will have live bands on stage, auctions for donated items from local merchants, and motorcycle stunts.
Peltier park is quite large, and we anticipate it being packed. South Side Maniacs, a local motorcycle club will be out in full force, providing some entertainment.
This will be a one-day event on May the 17th. Slotted times are 12:30 until 6pm. The grand finale will be my hair chopping, and hopefully we can drum up others into donating their hair. This will be a 2x event.
Please do what you can to make this show and attribute to helping a good cause.If any team members would like to hang out prior to the show, I'll be going to the camp on Friday for a couple of days of fishing. If weather permits, we can take my boat out into the Gulf and go look for some big 'uns--red snapper, amberjack, cobia, grouper, sharks, tuna, tarpon, ect. But if it's not cooperative, there's always the marsh, which is full of speckled trout, redfish, black drums and flounders. You guys (team members and family) are invited to sleep at the camp with myself and my family. Sunday morning we can all trek over to Thibodaux together. I just will need to stop at my house and throw my box and subs in my truck on the way up. Just let me know if you're interested and I'll give you the directions. Oh, if you don't like the presence of kids, then don't bother coming. I work offshore, and when I'm off, my kids are up my ass--and I don't mind. Ages 10, 5, and almost 2.