Tuesday, February 20, 2007

On my way out of a blue funk

Mama said there'd be says like this: After coming home from helping WIXYjr get his car back, I get a call Sunday evening while I'm watching the Daytona 500. It was WIXYjr. He told me that his driver's side windshield wiper wasn't working and his brake light and battery light was on. Another weekend probably will be shot to heck, and my wife isn't too happy about it. Neither am I for that matter. Guess where I probably will be headed this weekend?

One certainty in life: I arrive to work yesterday to find one of my friends had passed away Saturday afternoon, while working on his daughter's car. We still don't know the cause or when visiting hours are going to be. Being one of the company's original employees, he will be missed by all. We were all very numb when we heard the news. I'm half in tears typing these words.

Bright spot in all of this: Driving home from work yesterday, I was getting tired of hearing Triv's mindless drivel, so I hooked up my mp3 player and was listening to Dave Ramsey's free podcast. I had a Friday program on, listening to debt free success stories. By the way, there is a new revised version of "The Total Money Makeover" in stores now. The stories made me feel better. I listened to some more coming to work this morning. I feel the Salem stations have done a real disservice by not working with Dave to keep his program on. their infomercials they have on at that time do nothing for me.


DEBTective said...

Bub, just wanted to drop a line and say a big-time thanks for spreading the word about Dave Ramsey and debt-freedom! Those podcasts are something else, ain't they? Good luck on deep-sixing your own debt (if you have any). Here's looking at you, kid. www.debtective.com

74WIXYgrad said...


Your website is now on my motivational links. Here's to being "better than you deserve."

WZZP said...


Really like your blog today. I like that you added the links. One thing I have always liked about you is our shared interest and belief in Dave's teachings. His show is inspirational, and I agree it is a shame about Salem not working out. I wish I could MP3 Dave in my car on my way to and from work. How's the plan working for you? It's working for us!