Sunday, May 23, 2010

And with that .....

The outcome of the 10th District was unfortunate, from my point of view. I certainly hope Howie meant what he said about supporting Frank Wolf. I congratulated Howie, and if his intent is indeed to reelect Wolf to office, he can certainly count on my help.

There is so much in my personal life that has gone unanswered during the past 4 years, that I've had a chance to slow down and reevaluate my priorities today.
My wife, the dear and patient woman, has endured -- without complaint -- numerous nights and weeks of my absence, all in the name of the "good fight". I'm in the starting gates of lavishing attention on her, and the huge honey-do list at our house.

I have a few intense hobbies, which some of you are aware of, and many of you aren't.
I build off-the-wall stuff. My immediate project for the next 6 months or so....

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5 Cylinder Mercedes 300TD engine and one ton axles.... Welding, cutting, wiring..and wrenching. I really enjoy that stuff...and I haven't had the time to play with it.

As many of you know, my dental health has always gone around the latest campaign, or the convention, or the next meet n' greet. I will be taking time over the next couple of months to correct what I haven't had the time to correct for the past 2 years.

Will I totally disengage? I don't see that happening. I'll watch, and if I see anything particularly disturbing, I can still rally a huge offensive of like-minded folks to push the right buttons. It's just going to take a bigger bump in the road to trigger it.

The blog will continue, and actually pick up on frequency, as I'll actually have more time to tend it. Stay tuned.


Tom White said...

I also manage to spend a lot of time working on things political. My fellow blogger, Sandy, introduced his wife to my wife as a "blogging" widow.

Family is important! Lavish away on the better half. She deserves it!

The Bulletproof Monk said...

I'm a little battle weary at this point, Tom. If Tito or Debbie , or their movement needs me, I'm still up for the fun stuff like that. Outreach is always cool, because it always panics democrats. LOL

Judy and I may share our first joint vacation in 4 years....
I'm devoting alot of time to renewing our lives together. She does indeed deserve it, because she almost never said a word about the amount of hours I've spent with our fantastic ExCom in 2008 and 2009.

Cool idea with the blogging widow, except most of the most involved "widows" out here were the women themselves, or the single fellows.

Joe Budzinski said...

Sound like you have your priorities in order, Monk. Good for you. Time to tag someone else and take a break from the ring.

The Bulletproof Monk said...

Oh, the Chesapeake Bay thing is still looming....but other than that... It'll always be "something", and I'm burned out from pushing so hard.
Hopefully, I'll reengage in November for Wolf, and in 2011 for the Supervisors.