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The other day I read a story about being the best Father you can be, it really made me think, maybe I wasn’t such a great father.

I tried to be a good father, I worked very hard to provide for my family, I didn’t have a college degree, and I wanted to go into management, so I did what ever it took to get ahead. Once I got into management my hours were long , twelve to sixteen hour days, and to top that off, we lived in Southern California so I had a 45 mile commute each way. I made the mistake of making my priorities of providing a new home, and material things for my family, and not really being there for them like I should have. I wanted all three of my girls to have the best opportunities available to them in regards to schooling, and life, but in the end I wasn’t there.

I do have three wonderful daughters, and a great wife, but I clearly made mistakes along the way, that I wish I could take back. The story I could talk about would take too long to go over it all.

My daughters all have their own families now, and I love them all very much, but the last six years have not been the greatest for me, and now I am disabled, with health issues of my own, and I wish I could do more for them than I can physically or monetarily. And it’s hard to accept, sometimes I feel like a failure.

Time to good bye for now, see you on my blog later. Peace, love, happiness, and positive vibes.

Always remember Rusty loves you!

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I haven’t made an entry into my blog for quite some time, I decided to take a little time and talk about this last year and the depression that goes along with it. First of all, let me state that I am not trying to cry about my life, we are dealt we get, it is what it is. But it does help to talk about it sometimes.

Around the first of April my middle  daughter got into a car accident, she was going home in the wee hours after delivering newspapers, it was raining heavily her car hydroplaned spun out of control and she hit the retaining wall, thank god her car was newer and all the airbags successfully deployed, and other than being scared half to death she came out of it with a few bumps, bruises, and was very sore for a few weeks. Unfortunately, her car was totaled and the insurance only covered paying off the loan. She and her husband have had to settle for an older car, but at least she is alive.

On April 13th my wife and I were dropping off some food for a food bank drive at a friends house, they have a heavily sloped driveway and upon leaving, I had gone out first to follow my friend to their church where they were storing their food donations. I started the car put it in reverse and it wouldn’t move because the emergency brake was still on. I don’t usually set it, so I had trouble finding the release, I put the car in park climbed out to look under the dash to fin the brake release, my wife had come out and was just opened her door to get in, when I hit the brake release, the car went into reverse knocked her over, and the right front tire ran over her left leg, while this was happening I held on to the car, it dragged me approximately 25 feet, and when I let go it ran over both of my legs with the left front tire. My wife suffered major muscle damage to her left thigh, but no broken bones, I had major road rash on my right leg from the dragging, cuts, and bruises to both legs, and fractured my left fibula. We were both out of commission for three weeks, my wounds got infected and took much longer to heal, and I had to go to wound therapy to aid in the healing process, my wounds are basically healed now, but I still suffer pain from the accident.

A week after that our oldest daughter had stopped by to visit her two ailing parents, she stayed longer than normal and left around 11:00 PM to go home. On her way home as she was getting off of the freeway, and a man jumped in her car pointed a gun to her head and made her drive to a secluded park where he brutally sexually assaulted her. he cut off her clothing and then took a knife and started cutting her all over her body, he was getting ready to rape her when a car pulled into the parking lot and scared him away. This was very devastating to her and the family, and she will take a long to heal mentally from the incident.

In June after a brief trip to CA to celebrate my sister and her husbands 50th anniversary, my wife got appendicitis, she had to have emergency surgery to have her appendix removed, and was down another three weeks.

Then after thinking our youngest had escaped all the disasters that have hit our family this yer, she gets into an accident, it wasn’t her fault and her car was totaled. She is still fighting to get the insurance money so he can get a replacement car. She is a single parent raising three kids, on a low paying job, so she doesn’t have a lot of places to turn to, and without the insurance money, she has no way to get a car.

Then I came down with cellulitis in my left foot, which laid me up for 7 weeks, it is getting better now, but not 100% yet.

Needless to say, this experience has left us emotionally exhausted and also wit new medical bills to pay for.

I really miss the days before I became disabled, I could do more for my family than I can do now, right now I can only give them my love and support.

So that is why I am depressed, I need something to brighten my days and help me look forward to better things in the coming year.

So that is it, for now, hopefully, things will improve looking forward. As always Rusty Loves you!

 

 

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Well it has been a while since I posted on my blog, not I guess I didn’t have much to say, but lately I have had to deal with government agencies to help my 87 year old father get all his affairs in order after moving back to Utah. He lived in Southern CA for 41 years.

I have discoverd that when you get old dealing with government agencies from the federal level on down is a disaster, and for the most part the employees working there don’t really care about your problems. You see I blame a lot of this on the GOP since I live in a GOP controlled state,dealing with the government here is just a bad if not worse. I do not see these changing until we as voters rise up and vote the correct individuals into office.

The last election the voters voted the GOP back in control, and I am really scared for our country, from what I have read and observed they are not for the middle class, the poor, or the people on Social Security. The first agenda announced by the GOP controlled congress was to cut SSDI payments by a whopping 20%! How does this even make sense to anyone with a reasonble level of intelligence?

I am trying not to ramble here but this reaally pisses me off, why do they insist on cutting funds to those who need it the most!
There are so many different soultions to fix Social Security, yet our congress continues to ignore them. Just a few examples;

Pay back the monies that the govenmnt took from Social Security in the 60’s, it was never the governments money to spend. Social Security is paid for by the employees and the employers not our government!
Take the with holding caps off of Social Security, everyone should pay into this program year round,not just the middle class and the poor. Statistics show if both of these were done, Social Security would remain solvent for an additional 75 years!

SOCIAL SECURITY IS NOT AN ENTITLEMENT, WE PAID INTO IT AND WE EARNED IT!

The more I read and hear, the more this just pisses my off, I could go on and on!

I would love to see more people will to stand up for our rights, what is so wrong with rasing the taxes on the rich? What is so wrong with making the NFL a multi billion dollar business pay taxes? What is so wrong with stopping the subsidies given to the oil companies? We can’t we reduce defense spending, by the way it is the most costly oart of our US government budget.

I will tell you the 1% in our country control the government and they won’t allow it!

Like I said I could go on and on, I will stopr for today with more to come.

Please remember to vote smart, with intelligence, some quality research, and make your voice heard.

As always Rusty loves you!

Peace out!

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