Day -353 – Live With It

I’m a little overwhelmed today.  I launched something this morning that is important to me, and the response is what is overwhelming me.

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A few short weeks ago, our friend Jason Swigart, lost his life in a freak accident.  It was one of those things that we all do, but no one thinks about.  He was the passenger in a 4 wheel drive buggy, toodling down the road, control was lost and the passenger side slammed in to a tree.  Jason hit his head, I don’t know if it was on the roll bar or the tree itself, it doesn’t matter.  Slamming in to that tree cost Jason his life.  This, like many offroad accidents might have been prevented with a little bit of time spent on some safety items.

Please understand, I believe in offroad – it is our living, it is our lifestyle, it is our life.  But the unnecessary loss of life gives me pause.  A helmet is your friend, your harness is your friend.  With just the quick addition of these two items, Jason might be with us today.

So please, everybody, Live With It – harnesses and helmets every time!

Join our community and pledge to use your safety gear at www.livewithit.org

Like our Facebook page and win a helmet for your offroad adventures, get in on the action and help us to spread the word.

Thanks for your help #livewithit

 

 

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Day 79 – Is my weekend over yet?

fridayWhew!, we made it, the weekend is finally over.  You know every weekend we work hard, I laugh when people say TGIF, I think the same thing, but only because that means everyone is coming together for an event.  I love how hard we work and the people we get to spend it with in the offroad world.

This past weekend was a little bit different, my daughter Kayla opened her pizza truck on Friday night at the Relay for Life event with a second opening scheduled for 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Farmer’s Market.  We spent most of the week dealing with details, bank accounts, shopping, licensing, etc.  Mom was on hand to get through the little stuff, the business stuff.  On Thursday, we hit the stores and bought food supplies, ready to prep, prep, prep.  Five kinds of dough were made, including Original, Gluten-free, Whole Wheat, Sourdough and Parmesan; seven sauces were made, including Marinara, Garlic Cream, Alfredo, Ranch, BBQ, Pesto Cream and Vegan White.  Vegetables were chopped and diced, everything was made to be super clean and shiny.  I love stainless steel.  And then we were ready…almost.

The generator we had purchased to run our food truck world was struggling to keep up, this was already the second purchase, the first had been returned.  At the last minute, my resourceful husband arranged a rental generator so she could proceed with the opening.  It should have worked flawlessly, but alas, it was not meant to be, each pizza had to be run through the conveyor twice to complete the baking process.  Not ideal, but it worked.  I love how with a little thought, a lot of hard work, some creativity, all challenges can be overcome.

So proud of Kayla, she had a great opening, made great pizza and hopefully created some life long customers.  Thanks to everyone who came out and supported her.  Special thanks to my husband, Rich, and his buddy, Drew for dropping everything to rescue her when it was necessary.  I always think my weekends are whirlwind, but they are nothing like how this one was.  I am so glad I’m not in the food service industry everyday.