The popularity of this blog continues to amaze me. Thousands visit it each and every day. It will exceed half-a-million views before we flip our calendars to June. It is the best source to see how Ryan is doing, the trials our family faces, and keeping up on the legal aspect. The public FaceBook page doesn’t really come in to play anymore. Heck, even my immediate family hasn’t “Liked” it yet. I was beginning to question its value myself.
But, there is one exception that I hope not to ever use.
This would be in an emergency or crises. I can assure you I would not take time to put out a blog post until the situation calms. In a case such as this, FaceBook would be my venue of choice (as it were in the early days of this tragedy). Even if I couldn’t update FaceBook, I could easily relay the information to someone to post. For those of you who have Twitter, I could see myself updating through this. You can follow this blog on Twitter at RyansRally.
So I ask you to take about ten seconds to join the page. Just follow this link (it will open in a separate window) to FaceBook, Ryan’s Rally: We Got This, and click “Like”. You’re done!
A Random Funny Story
Before I get into this, I’d like to thank Dr. John Wiger for arranging lawn care this summer. He visited last Monday and had to wade through the overgrown grass to reach our house. The service will begin tomorrow.
Now, last Monday our grass was so high it was embarrassing (again, my apologies to our neighbors). I wanted to tend to it over the weekend, but rain and duties kept getting in the way. Anyhow, on Monday evening I had a 20 minute window to at least mow the front yard.
I have a riding mower that I love. Nothing flashy. In fact, I bought it many years ago for a next-to-nothing. It does a really nice job for me. I haven’t cut a single blade of grass since October 2009. Unlike other years, when the mowing season started I would walk my property, looking for hazards. This year I simply had to risk it.
Going back to late last year, we had to replace our main water line. This didn’t even cross my mind. That is, until I hit the access plate by the sidewalk with such force I nearly catapulted myself over the hood of the mower. The good news (I guess) is the front axle took the full impact, saving the cutting blades. Sure, it steers a little funny now, but the job was done.