Whoa do you know how long it's been since I've been here? It's embarrassing to admit, but a year. Blame all those social media sights. Blame life. Sitting here right now, no excuse seems to be good enough, especially after the kindness Matt and Shockliners showed me a decade ago.
Brief background: Back in 2006, while I was a regular here, I suffered the darkest experience of my life when my wife passed away. For those who weren't around then I will share that it was Matt and the people at the Shockline forum who played a major part in getting me through that time. So again I'm feeling embarrassed for walking away from the group.
I was never able to repay the kindness of the people here, but I thought I'd at make an announcement here that will not be made anywhere else until after the fact. Note to any of you who are friends of mine elsewhere, this is a SECRET. Please don't mention it anywhere besides here. I'll have to delete any comments accidently made elsewhere - just covering my ass. After I make the official announcement (Sunday afternoon) feel free to appear happily surprised if you see this news elsewhere.
The Secret: I'm getting married on Sunday. It only took 8 years to get her to say yes. We're having a quickie ceremony with about five people attending and will announce it to our family and the rest of the world afterwards. Next Wednesday we leave for a week in Cancun. Woo Hoo!
Anyway ... I wanted to share the news and Shockliners were an important part of my life during the dark days. I wanted to let you know when things were good again.