Thursday, July 14, 2016

Happy Birthday Dad

I was lucky and had one of the best dads in the
 world. Not everybody gets to say that.
My dad was super smart. The man knew his 
engines and knew his horticulture, among a myraid of other things..
For instance, once he read an article about hydroponic gardening
 and the next day had created his own system 
using some PVC and an old sump pump. 
Why? Cause it interested him.
We had this huge 10 car garage that was all 
steel. He converted ½ of it into his workshop
 with some 2x4 and Styrofoam sheets. The Kansas
 winters can be rough though so he needed a 
heater in there. Using just the information in 
his head he devised a wood burning furnace for 
the garage using some old discarded hot water 
heaters and some discarded metal sheets from the local newspaper.
The man made MacGyver look like he bought all 
of his innovations online.
To say I am proud of my father is truly an 
He was my first superhero.
But then I was a typical teenager growing up and didn't realize how awesome the 
man was until I was in my 20's.
I remember when he turned 50 he told me that if he knew he was going to live this
 long he would have taken better care of himself.
Everything I am I owe to my dad and I miss him every single day.
Today would have been my dad's 75th birthday.
Happy Birthday dad.
I love you.

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