Just wanted to check in and talk about a few things. First off, I got the first estimate for the new roof on home crap home, and it came in at HOLY FUCKING HELL 24000 fucking dollars. So either I am going to start selling blood, do my best Fred Garvin, or get another fucking estimate. I mean fer fucks sake the shingles are glorified tar, right?
Second, as I write this, Maxwell is downstairs with me for the first time, exploring the space for the first time. He has investigated every square inch, and it is really fun to watch. He’s so curious.
Finally, and most important, I wanted to personally thank each and every one of your for the kind and warm reception you have given to my dear friend Eddie. We’ve known each other quite a while, and I have been urging them to write about these issues for some time because I know their talent and skill at writing, honesty, and openness, and I as well as many of you have a lot to learn and a lot we don’t understand. So who better to help fill us in. As I have said for decades, my biggest skill in life is recognizing talent and getting the fuck out of their way.
And while I wasn’t worried- we’ve (the website and the community) changed a lot since the days when ABL started writing here and was treated like shit by a few, the concern still existed. So I monitored things closely on their first post and his second post today, not wanting to have to have a heavy hand in things, and was delighted by the responses.
So thank you for that, and thank you Eddie for writing here and helping us olds out.