Decided to take it very easy this weekend. BBQ some steaks and have baked potato and corn on the cob. That was the perfect dinner for a Memorial Day Weekend.

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I think that my efforts to change my ways here at work for my supervisor has paid off. He assigned me an intern for the summer to learn the processes and the paperwork involved with Manufacturing Engineering. This is a process I am very good at. I wasn’t sure what to do at first but when I found out about his experience (not much) I decided to let him write the process sheets for all the broach, finish mill and polish operations where we are lacking. This is very true with the broach and polish operations for Pratt Canada. When I communicated this to my supervisor he thought it was a great idea.

Memorial day was always just before school ended for the year and we would head to the cabin for the next three months. Greg Anderson, Glenn Jenkins, Bill McEwen, Brian Helgeson, Barbara Jenkins, Lori Hudson, Sandy Earl, Pam Hofer, Anne Peterson were among friends we would have up with us at the cabin.

Joining us up there were the Remeley’s, Roy and Marion with Kris their youngest daughter. Kris would at times bring friends with her, one of which was Clarise who I always had a serious crush on. They, Kris and Clarise were older than us but we spent a lot of time in the water swimming together.

This past week Carrie and I were talking about purchasing a vehicle for her to drive when she is out here. I told her I would ask Daryl to look out for an everyday drive type of vehicle which would be relatively inexpensive. Right away he told me he had a Ford Explorer, Eddie Bauer edition (2001) that he said was valued at $3,500.00 and he would sell it to me for $2,000.00. Thank you Lord for answering my prayers.


Everything is going great.

Carrie is doing good but needs to focus on getting small things done around the house and not the entire picture all at once.

Getting some new things to work on for tooling which I love to do. It will keep me busy but also keeps me from doing other things I’m supposed to be working on.


Yes I stumbled very badly a week ago. I did not miss any work but when I went in I was not in tip top shape. I was very hung over but managed to get in before 8:00am, missed the morning 7:30 meeting but that isn’t much. I can fix this and I will. Having Carrie proud is of the highest importance to me.

When she came out here it did not take long for me to realize how much I love her. I knew it when we first met but when you are young like that the feeling seemed strange, particularly since I saw her for about two or three minutes and I already knew that I loved her.

Last week I gave one of my reports on the tooling audit Pratt & Whitney did regarding our US Government Owned tools and Hans told me I was going to own that. This made my day because it is exactly what I wanted to do. I do enjoy tooling and like fixing those type of problems. This will be fun!

Now time has passed. I would call her a few times a year and we would talk for a very long time each time. That was before her husband took his own life. After that happened I did not speak to her for quite a few months. Not until Larry told me that Carrie wants me to call her, now. It took me a few days, Larry had to keep telling me but when I called her and we talked she explained what had happened that he had done in front of her. This really pissed me off.

I called her on and off for the next couple of years and every time, before she would hang up she would say those fateful words “I love you”. She had never known how I felt and would say the same back but she did not know that when I said it I meant something completely different.

On Christmas eve on 2020 I call her knowing I needed to talk to her. I was feeling depressed because of my job (lack of) and everything. I don’t completely remember the conversation but a the end she knew I wanted to tell her something. She pestered me into it and I ended up telling her that I loved her and had since the day I first saw her. Needless to say she was in shock.

After that initial shock it did not take long for her to cling on tight and fall in love with me. It has been a wonderful God sent trip ever since.

We have also dedicated the Rascal Flatts song “Bless The Broken Road” as our song.


This year is over one quarter over and the month of May is now here.

Working on multiple Udemy, and courses at the same time and things are working out.

I was looking at tickets for Carrie in September and the prices were in the mid to low 500 dollar ranges. This sounds great, I also checked the boxes for about a two month, 60 day stay. This would be almost 25 days longer than her last stay. Now time to figure out if she will be flying into Orlando for a trip to Disney World then drive up here or come here first. Another thing to discuss.

Love you Carrie