First Pictures of my New Grandson Ezra Logan Zimmer
Ezra Logan Zimmer was born at 1:20 AM Tuesday May 23rd, 2006 to my Son Chip and his wife Shawna. Ezra is 19 inches long, and weights 6 pounds 2 ounces. Mother and Baby are doing fine. This is their first child, and my third grandchild. I have two granddaughters Chloe 8 and Claire 6 by my daughter Pam and her husband Eric.
I went to the Memorial event last Saturday for Matt Ogleive, who was killed in a motorcycle accident a few weeks ago. It was a great event, Matt was well known and he had a lot of friends and family that loved him. This morning I heard that my New Life Riders chaplain Phil Underwood, who has been in the hospital for the last week has had a relapse, and may not recover following a heart attack he had after he went in for surgery on his shoulder. I just got back from visiting Phil, and it hurts to think that he may not be around much longer to provide the friendship, encouragement and counseling he is so good at. As I was driving over to the hospital, I had thoughts that I might not get there in time to talk and pray with him. We never really know when our existence on this Earth will come to and end, and I was afraid I wouldn't get to minister to him and enjoy his company at least one more time. As God would have it, I did get to talk and pray with Phil, and I am going back again, and I will keep praying for him until God either heals him, or takes him home.
I tell you all of this, because it makes me wonder why we always seem to have to lose someone before we realize how much they mean to us. I guess taking people for granted is just part of life, part of familiarity. I don't know about you, but I have decided to be more active in letting the people I love, know that I love them, I'm not just going to assume that they know.
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Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Carl's Breakfast - Ahi Tuna Steaks = WOW!
Well, Carl made tuna steaks for Men's breakfast this morning. Those of you that have come in the past, but didn't come this morning, missed something really special. The sauce was made from garlic, mushrooms, ginger, celantro, soy sauce and heavy whipping cream, simmered to perfection. I can only say it was WONDERFUL!!
Of course I should also mention the desert, mango, strawberries, banana and pinapple, all fresh and cut up, very tasty.
Here is a very small taste of the motorcycles we saw in Smithville. This is a mid '60s era Honda 250cc Dream. just like the one Debbie's dad had when she was a teenager, except hers was white. She learned how to ride on it, and when we were dating, Debbie and I were allowed go out early Sunday mornings for a ride. I rode my Royal Enfield 750. Those were wonderful times. Click each picture for a larger version;
Teresa had an accident a while back, when someone pulled out in front of her motorcycle. She has been in Brakenridge since that time, and will be getting out soon, but she has no insurance, and will need financial assistance for her recovery time, until she can get back on her feet. Her friends are having a fund raiser for her on May 20th, so please come. Most likely Teresa will be there, and would love to see everyone. Click the small flyer below for a bigger version of the flyer;
UPDATE: May 20th, 2006 - I attended this charity event for Teresa on May 20th, and there was a pretty good turnout. Unfortunately while out on the ride, one of my chapter members had mechanical problems, so we kind of got stranded in Kingsland waiting for a pickup. It worked out ok though, the three of us had lots of time to fellowship and talk with people passing by. It kind of gives new meaning to motorcycle ministry, sitting at 7/11 talking with people as they come by for Saturday supplies.
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Thursday, May 04, 2006
Walking A Wells Branch Dam
Debbie and I went walking, and we ended up walking across this dam in our neighborhood. I went first, and sort of scurried across not really thinking about debbie behind me, and when I got to the other side, she had been walking much more slowly and carefully. She mad it ok though. I think it qualified as an adventure.
I am a Christian, Debbie is my wonderful wife. She is also a Christian, and my perfect helpmate. I have two adult children Pam & Chip, I have four wonderful grandchildren, granddaughters Chloe & Claire, and grandsons Ezra and Corbin. I am a Biker, I ride a 1999 Harley Davidson Road King, I am a member of the New Life Riders (Austin, TX) chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA), I am Chaplain of the United Clubs Of Austin (UCOA), I am the Author or Co-Author of several Forth computer language development systems including VIC-Forth, ColorForth (for the Radio Shack Color Computer), 64Forth (for the Commodore 64), F-PC (for DOS), Win32Forth (for Windows) and TCOM (a native DOS compiler), I am a Software Engineer for Thermo Fisher Scientific in Austin, TX, where I develop Windows C# applications for analytical instrument data processing and reporting.