Saturday, October 20, 2007

over due

the life and times of skipthehero

It's been a while since I've updated this blog thing. Hope you all will forgive me. As you all know sometimes Life catches us off guard and forces you to concentrate harder on yourself than on the rest of the world. This is where I've been since about mid-to-end summer.

First off, if you haven't already heard the reason why I'm car-less right now, here it is. The gist of it is, I forgot to pay a speeding ticket, was pulled over while on a suspended license due to said unpaid ticket, and license was suspended for 6 months.

This has posed a few challenges. The obvious one is that not being able to drive makes it quite difficult to get around. The less obvious ones are that I live in Lexington and go to school in Richmond. I also needed to find a job close to where I live. Many of these challenges were solved by many unselfish people in my life. I want to thank all of these people that have been gracious and willing to help me out in what has been a very trying time for me.

On the upside - I live really close to a huge shopping area of Lexington, called Hamburg. I can walk there, easily within about 15 minutes... but even better, I can ride my mountain bike there in about 5 minutes. I have even gone out for a few bike rides for fun. Grocery shopping can be a bit challenging, though. :)

I have also landed a job with Target doing, what I like to call, "slinging carts". I'm a cart attendant and cashier backup. This will bring it's own personal challenges, especially around the holidays. More on this some other time, though.

A few quick words of thanks, which cannot even come CLOSE to expressing my appreciation for these people.

Logan - thanks for taking me to class at 7:30am even though you don't have class until 1:30pm.
William - thanks for picking me up and taking me home so I can have a social life outside of class. It has been a major blessing.
Patrick - thanks for picking me up for church on the weekends. Another huge blessing.
Thanks to Kate & Robbie - Kate for bringing me and half my stuff home, Robbie for bringing my car and the rest of my stuff home.
Special thanks to Erin - for being wonderful and coming to visit me when she could.
Also many thanks to all the people this summer and this fall who drove me around and made sure I didn't feel like "that guy".

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