Carol's son Josh was having problems and we decided to take him in so that he would have a place where he felt secure. Unfortunately between a bit of a personality clash between us and the pandemic, it has not been an easy thing to deal with. Time will tell how this will all turn out, but I honestly hope we can work things out and end up closer than we are. In his younger years I tiik him skateboarding, even joining in as much as I physically could... and we worked on projects... I miss that part of our lives.
More recently things have been going a bit more smoothly... but it is still a bit apprehensive for both of us unfortunately. Life is what it is... and we will deal with it as best we can. I am thinking about doing something for him... and just hoping that he takes it as a gift from my heart. Life... it is complicated.
Just before the lock-downs started, I was in San Fransisco and found out one of my best friends, Mitch was also within an hour or so from where I was. Mitch had moved to Hawaii and I thought my chances of seeing him again were very slim... but there he was and i had a free weekend.
We had a great time. He was there because he has a classic VW Buss that he is doing a restoration on.
The place he was at does this exclusively... so it was an amazing place to be helping my buddy work on his bus. He has two huge YouTube pages, and has a running series on the bus as he restores it. I'll be in the future videos as we were doing quite a bit that rainy day.
I have changed a bit, having been under lockdown from March 16 until May 17 I lost 35 pounds, and since nobody was going to see my face... I grew a beard. When I shaved it off... so many people said to grow it back... that I started again. As I type this... it's already pretty close now.
I'm in San Fransisco working on a very large project... and as fate would have it, again I am near friends that I have missed for quite a long time, and I've made new friends who happen to be in the same area or at least close by. I'll keep safe distance, and use a mask... but I am very hopeful that we can get together and catch up, or in the case of my new friends... get to know each other even better.
I have also made some incredible friends in VRCHAT lately... it is an amazing place with some incredible people if you are lucky enough to find them. I was very fortunate and have met incredible people... funny, smart, and a bit crazy like me.
So this is my little rag-tag group of misfit friends... and thay are all AMAZING!