OK, fine. No one actually noticed, so you’ll just have to take my word for it when I tell you: Yes, I’ve been a total blogging slacker this week.
But WAIT! Let me explain!
Ironically, the lack of activity on my blog is directly related to the amount of activity I’ve had going on outside of my blog, including attending a three-day advanced firefighting extrication class, which I will be teaching for our fire department beginning next month. If you lock your keys in the car and want the roof cut off in less than three minutes, I’m your man. The same goes for turning your car into a hard-top convertible or removing those pesky doors.
In addition to learning how to stabilize cars on top of each other before cutting them open, I also purchased my first real piece of modern technology since 1988, back when I spent $250 on a Brother word processor. I am now the proud — and somewhat overwhelmed — owner of an iPad. I have spent the last three evenings getting to know this device and, I’m happy to say, can now turn it on. I have also managed to change the screen background to look like denim.
Yes, I am a techno-wizard.
At any rate, I am back on the grid and will be posting a new column shortly. It may seem strange, but I felt the need to explain where I’ve been because, all kidding aside, a lot of you really did notice — and I appreciate that.
And to show you my appreciation, bring your vehicle to Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue and I will give you a free roof removal. And if my iPad gives me any trouble, I can fix that, too…