Thursday, June 09, 2011

Word

–noun, a unit of language, consisting of one or more spoken sounds or their written representation, that functions as a principal carrier of meaning.

It seems like such a long time ago.  Hitting rock bottom has that affect on you, I guess.  It’s so dark down there, once you claw your way back to the surface, it’s hard to see from whence you came.  You guys diggin my proper English?  :-)

Dee Dee and I had closed the family business.  We had our house, our cars, our kids, our dogs, and a little bit of money.  The charge sounded, and together, Teh Bug and I did everything in our power to keep an air of normalcy for our family.  The kids went to the same school.  They participated in the same activities, and we started rebuilding.

A goal was set, and a carrot was offered.  If we could save (x) amount of dollars, we would buy Dee Dee that tri bike of which she had been dreaming.  (admit it, you’re impressed with my English skillz).  The first six to nine months, our savings account blossomed.  As a matter of fact, we almost reached our goal.  Then the long drain began.  As our savings sank towards zero, the reality of it all sunk in and Dee Dee and I got with the program.  We cut our expenses.

Since that time, the needs of the family has changed.  We have a son in college, and a daughter who has moved back into the house.  We are slowly but surely climbing back onto a sound financial footing.  I am pleased to announce that this month, we have reached that goal.

Being a man of my word,  we bought Dee Dee this:

DeeDeeTriBike

If you take material things out of the equation (all material things will return to dust), all a man is left with is his word, and I value mine above and beyond all other things.

Wes

13 comments:

Dee Dee said...

Thats's Cuz you Rock!!! Love ya !

Tea said...

AWESOME! Now Dee and I can race around the cul-de-sac together.

Carolina John said...

Rock on Dee Dee! That's a great bike. Good job persevering and staying focused on your goal!

Kim said...

so exciting!!!! i cant imagine how tough closing your business was, but sounds like so many great things came out of it. enjoy the new ride dee dee!

it's all about pace said...

I like your style... and the QR... I've been riding a QR since 2001

Scott Keeps Running said...

Sweet :)

Lisa said...

this post made me smile. :-)

LBTEPA said...

Best Post Ever (so many of yours are :)

Michelle said...

Love it : )

Sarah said...

So awesome, it has to be sweeter knowing how hard you guys have worked for it. Cheers!

Colleen said...

Wes, this post totally put a smile on my face! A man's (or woman's) word is their most powerful tool! Props to you my friend... and yay for Dee Dee... the bike is saweet!

Joe said...

Awesome...a terrific post, Wes.

Happy for you both!

Darrell said...

congrats on the fiscal responsibility. It is a goal that many aren't willing or able to achieve.

Nice looking bike, btw. Ride well, Dee Dee.