Yesterday was a long day, The night before I was out late at the Charles Tillman bowling event for his Cornerstone foundation charity. For some reason staying out with a group of boys till 1 am seems like a great idea....Till 4am rolls around. that's how you get old fast in this business.
So I take a nap, I always try to grab an hour of sleep, then I cringe when I see the text messages, or phone calls that have been volleyed at my smart phone.
Yesterday was a banner day, 21 texts, 15 calls in two hours.
Hi Ray its mom,....your cousin Jim hit a deer on his Harley. He's being air lifted to Marshfield, called me. And why don't you ever answer your phone?
Text from my friend Crazy Eddie Kling, Ray (our old school pals name here) Has Stage Three Brest cancer call me.
Text Three, and this one is from the one I'm closest too. Ray "Say a prayer for my Charlie he's in eye surgery right now-broke a fork at lunch and a piece punctured his eye. The only thing that claimed him down because he may lose his sight in that eye was when I told him about Jim McMahon and how it didn't slow him down, and how he became a pro football player.
That was from Trish Biondo, when ever there's something bad in the world it seems her husband is out of town, and I was very calm when I told her that I had a guy and that if she needed anything to just call.
Her Boy is so cute, just the other day we were talking about her little man, Who I can tell has a wild side which I think is our connection, (last year at my kids graduation party I let him drive my go-kart he rammed it into a neighbors car) she told me how her little boy was the man she was destin to one day meet. I thought that was one of the cutest things I have ever heard from a mom extolling the love of her child.
Without giving out too much info I think he's gonna be fine, Just need a few days to make sure the surgery was a success.
Yesterday was a stark reminder that were not in control, We think we are but we are not. I do a lot of things that put me in risk category from mountain biking, Racing sleds, Riding Motorcycles, You never think anything can happen. Yesterday my phone told me otherwise.
Have a great weekend, Stay safe.....time for a beer.