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Life as a Bassterd...

Monday, 11 July 2005

6 months
Six months ago the world was very different. I was lamenting the financial struggles of a man trying to do right by his family, but falling a little short in the bringin home the bacon category. I was looking forward to a great Christmas, which was delivered by a 14 month old, who now delivers a kind of Christmas to me everyday. I had no idea about the roller coaster ride of the last six months was in the making, from the lowest of lows to a sense of relief (after three years of stress!), it has been an eventful 2005 – and promises to be more so as we speed off to 2006.

Let us begin. January my grandmother died. She was 96. No one was surprised, but I was devastated – let’s leave it at that. I went to see Motley Crue in February, had the basement finished. I got a piano. I bought a bike seat for the boy and we go on bike rides whenever the weather is good. I was able to pull some additional coin out of my employers in April, which is nice. Skinbone is right about me, I need to relax, and even with some added dollars I am way more paranoid about bills, mortgages and debts than he will ever be, but I would like to think I am getting better. I will have to ask Skinbone if he’s noticed a difference…
We went to Montreal in May and California in June, without a single aching in my heart. This was the first big vacation for wife, kid and bassterd – and yes we went to Disneyland. We hit the Big Apple in July, and realised my dream – my son’s first ball game was to be at the mecca.
I have already bought my son’s birthday gifts, and am well on the way for Christmas. Will have a second kid to spoil come November, and as this Bassterds family gets bigger and bigger, I have to say it is pretty damn cool.

Peace out you dirty pigs.

Posted by Bastard Boy at 4:39 PM EDT

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