Well, quite some time had passed since hearing from Brad who had been washing dishes along with his brother to raise cash for car repairs after car troubles. This afternoon I finally heard from him after weeks of concern. I was beginning to get worried (and I am a worrier, so I can worry plenty for the both of us!). At the moment, he is working as a tugboat officer raising money for the remainder of the trip west plus his own living expenses. It was such a relief hearing from Brad. Now my mind can be at ease! I plan to do what I can to speed up the process of getting him here safe and sound. My pay next week is tied up paying rent with the remainder going to groceries and other practical expenses. I will be in a position to send him more funds with the following pay in three weeks from now. I still have to discuss with Brad how he is proceeding west: by car or some other means? I have airmiles saved which can be used to reduce an airfare if he is prepared to fly, say with Westjet which takes airmiles. On the otherhand, if he is driving, my funds will help with the gas, lol! Then the airmiles can be used for something else after he's here.
In other news, I have been exchanging correspondence with Scott Herman. His website should be up and running within a week. I plan to post his link in the sidebar to the right, likely this evening, so if you are interested in improving your fitness, have a look [ http://www.scotthermanfitness.com ]. For someone age 23, he's really got things together! I'll post another update about Scott soon as well.
Well, now I am going to get some laundry done. This time I get to use the new digital machines using a smart card to operate which is so much better than the older machines that these replace. There'll be more later! Have a great weekend too!!! - Volker
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