BLAST OFF FRIDAY OPEN THREAD

FILLER

earest Friends. Just a quick and short note before I get underway this morning. The day and hour I have been waiting on for the last two years has finally arrived. After I post this thread, I’ll be heading into Las Vegas one final time on my way out down the highway for one last chiro appointment. The 80 mile trip between Mesquite and Las Vegas is one I have made at least 200-300 times during the last 28 months, but this time it holds special meaning as it will be the last. I intend to savor and enjoy every mile it. If all goes as planned, I should be well into Arizona by noon with Nevada behind in my rear view mirror.

If I may, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in this community for all of their support, contributions, participation, kindness, thoughtfulness and well wishes during this period of transition. It has not been easy. I leave behind the last 15 years of my life here. I built a business and bought a house here. My Mother passed in this state. I also leave behind covid and three years of social isolation. I knew I would be leaving one day so I purposely held back on starting any new relationships or business activities which would have further tied me to this state.

To be honest, I don’t know how I could have made it thru all the insanity without this place or all of you. Thank you. In the last three and a half years, we’ve all ridden the roller coaster together up and down again and again. We’ve celebrated victories as well as suffering the outrageous slings & arrows of misfortune; and, we’ve had to say some bittersweet goodbyes to a few very dear friends. Finally, I’d like to say “Welcome” to all of our new arrivals. May this community be a blessing to all of you.

With the exception of today’s special Friday Open Thread, you can mostly expect TNA to keep its regular publication schedule in the coming days and weeks. I will beg your pardon and ask for your patience & indulgences should there be a few bumps or hiccups along the way; at least until I finally land and settle somewhere. I also apologize for being so late and far behind on all of my email responses. Please know I haven’t forgotten and I will make every effort to catch up; however, the last six weeks have just been a one big crazy, constant push.

In the meantime, I’ll be checking in from the road wherever & whenever I can. Please have fun and keep the home fires burning. Your prayers are always greatly appreciated.

I really didn’t plan it this way, but it occurs to me that I am closing one chapter and opening the next in the seventh hour on the seventh day of the seventh month. Triple Sevens always portend good fortune and a payout, so I’m gonna give the arm on that Big Slot Machine of Life one last pull before I leave Nevada.

Come on Triple Sevens, Momma needs new shoes!

Happy Trails & God Bless always. 😊⭐️🙏