It is great to be back on the bike. I feel like a new person with new motivation. I feel like I have finally figured out who I am. The key to contentedness is mixing who we want to be, with our circumstances and accept who we have become.
Things at home are great. We have all settled into a rhythm and help each other out on a regular basis. Communication is great too.
I was able to get out for a long ride this weekend. Look for more in the future. We talked about it as a family. About how it challenges me and makes me happy. We agreed to make time for it.
Well, he got riled up about what I was doing to improve the area and called the Buncombe County Sherrif's Dept and told them I was destroying property. Nice. CPL Ice showed up and I told him what was going on. The neighbor, James, got more riled up and argumentative when the officer told him I had a right to do what I was doing. 2 more officers showed up and I got the project wrapped up. From what I understand, the deputies were concerned for my safety and stuck around while I finished up and went home......
Then James' girlfriend, Elaine (these folks are like 70 yr old) walked up to me and hissed, " You're an ass". I just kept my mouth shut.
I think the drain looks pretty good. I turned on the hose to test it out and it seems to shed the water well too. But now, since I did the work, its not gonna rain for 3 months!
I can't figure out why people are such jerks. I'm just minding my own business, trying to make the world a better place and people freak out.
After a lot of pondering, I thought that maybe these stupid interactions happen simply so I can show the kid the proper way of handling the situations. If he can learn how to confront with tact and stand up for what is right in a peaceful manner, then bring it on. Then it will be worth it.