I try and keep this focused on the Dodgers, but I am human (some may disagree) and like you, I have a life. From time-to-time, I like to keep you abreast of what is happening in my life. If you care, fine. If you don’t, fine. As spring training approaches, I am excited about the upcoming season, as I have been for the past 48 seasons (I became a Dodger fan when I was 9 – do the math).
Anyway, in a nutshell, I am a business owner who has experienced amazing growth during this current recession (19% just last month) and while I love the Dodgers, I love love going to work every day. In fact, at age 57, I still routinely work 12 hours a day and love every minute of it. My wife runs the financial aspect of our company and I do the sales and marketing. If you are new here, our business is US WATER SYSTEMS, INC. www.uswatersystems.com
If you want to read my life’s story, go here: www.the mountainmover.com
We have 5 children from ages 31 to 11 – She has 2, I have 2 and WE have 1 together (the 11-year old, who is a lefty).
Badger (Rory, Captain Loose or whoever he is today) says that she could have done a lot better. He’s probably right, but the one thing she likes about me is that I am indomitable – I never quit. Lots of people are smarter than me, but no one can out-work me. The other thing is – I bloom where I am planted. Many persons who work a lot beat themselves up – when they are at home, they think they should be at work, and when they are at work, they think they should be at home. Bloom where you are planted. Be where you are. I never miss my kid’s games and school activities and we take a lot of vacations together. Life is good, but if you read the mountainmover.com, you will know that was not always the case.
This year, my daughter and I were reunited after 26 years. This has been the biggest blessing and has brought me “full circle” back to her. We talk everyday and I have to say that I am so blessed. You can focus on the 26 years were were estranged or you can focus on the future. We have chosen to do that. Nothing can change anything, so we move forward.
I had my hip replaced 18 months ago. My advice: don’t do it unless you have to! It’s a bitch! I think I am better than most, but I “feel” it every minute. Maybe it’s just old age. I’m now 57, but at age 53 I led the B Softball league in hitting, so I am trying to reconcile the “getting old” deal.
Our kids live in the following places:
- Dallas (she is married to a RedSox fan)
- San Francisco (he’s a Giants fan)
- Goshen, Indiana (she’s a mortician)
- Brooklyn, NY (my wild child)
- Indianapolis, Indiana (he’s 11 – he has no choice)
My 11-year old is a football player (linebacker and fullback) and an All-Star, but I have hired a baseball coach for him (he can do what he wants, but I have a right to “steer” him if I want). He is now starting to love baseball and the only reason I have any input is the injury factor in football. The jury is out, but the this kid is an athlete (at 11-years old, he has a six-pack) you will hear about someday. My 24-year-old was an athlete too, but didn’t have the “drive” – my 11-year old does!
Anyway, I digress. It’s been a brutal winter here (and I like winter) and I am ready for Spring Training. Watch. I plan to be in Arizona twice this year.