What a week......

Left MB a week ago yesterday.

Back to the ATL, got a few things done, buddy comes in from NC on Thu. afternoon, we headed out to the airport Fri. morning for a 10:30 a.m. flt. to DAL. Arrived, headed to Sulfer Springs, TX to visit w/ youngest Son, spent time w/ him and his family, had dinner on the downtown square, a very impressive square I might add, w/ memorials to every war that we have fought in. Then headed down to , remember this is still Friday, to Lindale, TX to meet up w/ friends at Joy's best friend's for a Celebration of Life for Joy on Saturday. Back to DAL on Sunday morning flying to the ATL, then south to MB yesterday. It's been a roller coaster in more ways than I can describe.

The get together in Lindale was kind of an annual thing, but this year was made a Celebration of Life in Joy's memory. She had spent the most of her life pre tk in the Dallas/Irving area and of course had many friends who have over the years become my friends as well, and for the most part couldn't come out for the funeral. To complicate things even more, the word had come out last Friday that the memorial reef deployment, scheduled for today wouldn't happen until later in May. Two of her friends had reservations to fly out to FL for that. No big deal, just......

The Celebration of Life went off very well. Everyone had "Joy Stories". One of the hits that everyone laughed about was, and this was always a great consternation to me living it was "Joy never saw a POSTED SIGN that did not say "except for Joy". She always wanted to see what was on the other side. It was a great get together w/ friends, a lot of laughs and a lot of tears. All good.

Monday, back in MB. Charged boat batteries today, and hope to get out tomorrow, and maybe get a good nights sleep in between.

Really, hug your Bride today, and tell her you love her. I mean that.



  • stc1993stc1993 Albany, GA Carrabelle, FLPosts: 5,359 Admiral
    Life's to short you got to get out & do things while you can enjoy it.
  • fishinbugfishinbug Posts: 314 Deckhand
    Thanks for that reminder, tk.
  • micci_manmicci_man Somewhere in FLPosts: 12,983 AG
    Glad you are getting out and doing things. Take care my friend :beer
    Common Sense can't be bought, taught or gifted, yet it is one of the few things in life that is free, and most refuse to even attempt to possess it. - Miguel Cervantes
  • CranfieldCranfield Posts: 1,392 Officer
    Although that was a hectic schedule, you obviously enjoyed it and it must have been great meeting all those old friends.
    Get out there and catch some fish, I am looking out the window at a sleet storm with thunder, I would rather be fishing.
  • illinoisfishermanillinoisfisherman Posts: 5,239 Admiral
    Good to hear you seemingly enjoyed the hectic schedule. Now catch some fish!
  • tk's joytk's joy Posts: 2,490 Officer
    Well....3' + seas, 15 mph winds, bouncing around like a cork, tried to go down towards Hurricane Cut, made it half way or so slow trolling, turned towards the Bell Shoals area and it was even worse. Finally headed in after an hour and a half. Did land one small Spanish and sent it back. Hopefully better tomorrow.

  • CranfieldCranfield Posts: 1,392 Officer
    Thats just a mild physio workout to us pro's .:)
    "Tomorrow will be better" is a popular fisherman's prayer.
  • tk's joytk's joy Posts: 2,490 Officer
    Well, hate to say it, but I let the weather reports keep me in today. Loaded up the boat this afternoon and it's back at the house. Still, got the boat looking a bit better after a bumper crop of winter pine straw. Gonna' run back to the ATL tomorrow then back down here mid week or so.

  • hooknredshooknreds Posts: 2,461 Captain
    Keeping busy...I like it!! Too bad the weather sucked, better luck next time.
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