Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Hard Ones are Ultimately the Easiest

First off, happy Veteran's Day! I would like to personally thank all of the men and women, past and present, that have served in the armed forces and protect the freedom I enjoy every day. I {heart} you! and I never forget!!

My blogging and Facebooking is taking a hit on this new contract. I'm scared to death to log onto Facebook from the office network. I've got a feeling that they have internet software that watches my every move, and I'm sure social networking sites are a no-no hear. Mustn't get fired all ready! LOL... I'm so far behind on my blog reading and posting.

Despite being extremely busy, things are moving along at Chez Chaotic. Dee Dee's prospects for permanent employment are moving along nicely, and I am on a short term contract. Darling Dee Dee managed to convince the extremely nice people at Eagleman that she needed a charity slot for the race. It would be her first half ironman and all. Being the generous folks that they are, they coughed up two slots. One for her, and one for me. How cool is that?

After discussing it with Dee Dee, I've decided not to accept my slot to Eagleman. This was a very tough thing for me to do. Eagleman is a great course, and I really have a hard time justifying going all that way and not racing. The other side of the coin... I know that I will enjoy the trip, watching the race, and sherpa-ing Dee Dee through her first half Ironman. Ultimately, Dee Dee came first, as is appropriate.

The fallout from all of this is that Ironman Arizona is back on. I'm going to try and register, and if its a go, I'm going for it next year. I want to do an Ironman every two years right now, until my kids graduate from high school. I'm excited! We'll see how it turns out!!

Thanks for tuning into this episode of "How Wes' World Turns" :-)

Caio!

Wes

18 comments:

teacherwoman said...

Yes, I too am afraid of blogging at work. They watch our every move. Heck, I am afraid of sending personal emails, as it is public access and has been used against colleagues in our district. Damn teaching profession! LOL

Congrats to the charity slot for Eagleman. Kudos to you for turning them down and putting Dee Dee first. Sounds like it will be a great event for her first!

Lily on the Road said...

Best to be wise about FB at work, I once worked for a company that monitored EVERYthing you did...

It is so nice that you will support Dee Dee on this one....you're such a GREAT guy.

Molly said...

IM AZ 2010 - very exciting!!!! And I know it'll be a great race for Dee Dee with you there as her sherpa! :)

Jess said...

Sometimes, family has to come before racing, but good luck trying for IM AZ!

Shannon said...

Now my day is completely ruined.....Not being to follow you on Facebook has simply ruined my day....thanks alot! ;) But, I wouldn't want my Weslicious to get in trouble on account of little ol me.

BTW~Dee Deelicious is gonna rock it! I can't wait to hear about her journey....tell her to get a blog going.

Stef said...

Sounds like great news all around. The move to put Dee Dee first is the right one, since you've done how many half irons now . . . :-)

Hope you get into IM AZ. Heck if you do get in I will come down and spectate!

Kevin said...

Sounds like things are going well. I dont blame you for being careful about what you do online at work. You just never know.

LBTEPA said...

OOOH! Another IM! Yay!
And how great to be sherpa for DeeDee - youll both get so much out of the day :)

Makita said...

Kudos to you for supporting Dee Dee - You rock, Wes! ... IM AZ !! How cool!

Calyx Meredith said...

Yay for Dee Dee's first half iron! I think it's great that you turned down the offer of a slot in order to sherpa for her. And IMAZ! Woo hoo! Good luck getting in.

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

what do you mean??.... IT can tell that I am on twitter, FB, gmail, blogland.... thanks for the warning :)))

charity slots....never knew races gave those out for free. Time to get my begging on. I do think you made a very good decision.

I have my "secrect plan" for next year. Am about to DIE to get my first Ironman underway.

Jess said...

Glad things seem to be going well for you. I'm sure Dee Dee appreciates the support and plus now you can do IM!

Renee said...

That is so exciting about Eagleman for Dee Dee. You are great to go and support her without racing. Hooray for IMAZ!

Steph Bachman said...

I'm so excited for Dee Dee's race! You will have a great time sherpa-ing and volunteering anyway. I think I had almost as much fun at B2B doing that as Doug did racing!

That said, what about IM Kentucky? Doug and I are both racing . . .

Stuart said...

Ever the gent. keeping my fingers xd that karma comes your way!

Carolina John said...

imaz you spaz! git' er done.

congrats on the contract too, i know that's a big short thing.

Darrell said...

As tough as the choice on Eagleman might have been, I'm certain DeeDee will love having you as head sherpa!

The rest of the world via the 'net is so darn enticing, isn't it?

Michelle said...

What an awesome hubby - and we know what a great sherpa you'll be, too!