Thursday, April 9, 2009


It has been a few months since the last update, but what the heck, here we go.

I really don't know what i have done all winter besides play hockey, work, get tattoos, go to rock concerts and get drunk.

I played on 2 travel hockey teams, Waterloo and Mason City. Then when it came down to the year end tournament, I played for both. My Mason City team lost all 3 games (amazing) and my Waterloo team won the tournament (YAY)!! Now the season is over so I am trying to do other things to keep me busy.

I also bought a 1993 Mazda truck in December. This was a trip that I would love to never repeat. It started with purchasing this truck off of eBay from a guy in Litchfield, MN. I was then told by my boss that i was supposed to deliver a 2005 Corvette to Moorhead, MN. I then had a light bulb pop out the top of my head and figured I could kill 2 birds with 1 stone and deliver the Vette and pick up my truck on the way home.
My work gave me a 2005 Escalade EXT (the Avalanche looking thing) and i borrowed a car trailer from a friend. This simple 14 hour round trip started in the middle of an upper Midwest snow storm on December 22nd. It took the normal 2 hours to get to Austin, MN, but another 3 to get to the Twin Cities. All together, it took almost 12 hours just to DELIVER the Vette, not to mention, I still needed to come back down to Litchfield to pick up my new truck.
All said and done, it was 19 hours of driving, 1 night in a hotel, 63 cars in the ditches, and $500 spent on a truck. Plus, I didn't pay for any fuel, hotel, or food! I lucked out by helping my amazing employer, Community Auto Group.

I also turned 26 on April 1st and went to a concert at Spicoli's in Waterloo. It was some heavy metal that every ones parents warn them about, Exodus, Warbringer, etc etc.
So, I have mostly been focusing on fixing up my new project (93 Mazda) and have put quite a bit of time and money into it. Pics will be up soon.

Also, for the last note, I have been accepted to Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Phoenix, AZ. (thumbs up) I start on November 23rd, and we (Carlie and me) will be trying to settle down out there by the end of October. It is a 60 week program which is a 36 core program and I also added 2, 12 week programs which are Suzuki and Yamaha specified courses. Carlie is also transferring to ASU to major in business. We have been together for 502 days as of April 9, and are very happy. Therefore, we are taking this huge step in our lives together. Wish us luck!

See you all soon.


bluecolnago said...

good luck, kiddies! it's all good!

nice of you to mention that you saw your poor ole pops after he was nearly killed by some old lady in a pick up while riding his bike! :)

Carl Buchanan said...

couple of months since your last post? That's like half of a year dude!!

bluecolnago said...

do you ever update your blog, buddy?