Two Years AgoToday The Rest of My Life Started
As Lincoln famously quotes the fellow who was ridden out of town on a rail, "If it weren't for the honor of the thing, I would just as soon have walked."
On June 16th, 2004 I and many of my fellow workers were laid off from our jobs. If you have ever lost a job, you know how that feels. Terrifying comes to mind. Then comes anger, yada, yada. Then comes loading the truck and getting out of Dodge.
At my tender age (?), I was not about to waste any more time. This time I was going to go and do what brought me some measure of happiness. And while the results of that decision have been less than perfect, I have not regretted for a moment making it.
My goodness, that is one heck of a long drive.
And so the adventure began.