Pops

Good morning EXers....

Blog Post created by Pops on Jan 30, 2020

I tried to post my "herding cats" banner in this blog...looks like it isn't going to cooperate this morning...oh well....

So I was happy to hear from alot of you yesterday and would like to make a broadcast thank you to all that took the time to comment and send your well wishes....

The lifecycle of this old addict has been anything but relaxing.  It seems that at almost every corner, there seems to be some sort of life altering event, or revelation.  If you are new, or more importantly..."young", and I mean 45 years or younger....then please recognize now that prolonged smoking can...and often does...."kill".  I thought (or hoped anyway) that I had somehow lived an invincible life, and was somehow miraculously spared the deadly harmful by-products of long-term smoking.  What actually happened, is that I was like a little boy "whistling in the dark".  Boy, I sure am strong, look at all of these people with all of their health issues, and here I am..."healthy as a rock"! 

What a gross misinterpretation that turned out to be...If you have some time, my old blogs are a chilling tale of just how deadly and unforgiving this nicotine addiction really is.  I will be lucky to get just a few more years in this life without too much misery.  I have no one to blame but myself.  I have been in and out of this site since way back in 2014, and that was after I blew a 13 year quit just ten years prior to that!  This addiction never forgets who it's weak victims are, and it comes calling whenever it wants to.  It is up to us to stay fortified with our quit tools that should "always" be nearby for just such an occassion...and dispatch the demons back to the hell they come from.  Ultimately, it is "our personal responsibility" to not smoke...NO MATTER WHAT!  If I had still been smoking, I would not be making plans of what I was going to be doing next February after my surgery...instead, my family would be making funeral arrangements for my final disposition.  Sorry for being so dramatic, but this stuff is real, not just a mere exaggeration.  Pay attention, and imagine and plan on just exactly how you are going to keep from picking up again.

Pops with 154 Days of Freedom....

 

This is a new project bike that I bought last year for fun.  This is a 1982 "Shovelhead" that is actually considered a collectors bike now.  I'm having it repainted candy apple red/with black metallic flake.  The engine is completely rebuilt and blueprinted and tested for Ultra High Performance.  This will be lots of fun to ride when it is finally ready.

 

As you can see....Mac & Cheese are still the gifts that keep on giving....We are all doing well together....

 

 

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