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Heard Ya Missed Me…Well, I’m Back by Mr. Free Spirit


Where was Mr. Free Spirit?  Let’s let him tell you himself.

Let me explain my absence in football terms.  If you followed my adventures and reports on retirement you will remember that first half of my journey last year was packed full of adventure and events.  Last year I traveled to the Midwest preparing to drive back east. However, my body told me to ship the car back and catch a plane.  This is when the stress started.. After contacting many car transport companies I finally found one that told the truth. I found one to be totally the worst (AT 123), the advertisement was FALSE and getting my money back was a nightmare. I finally found one (F1 Auto Transport) that was very honest.

My car was picked up on the arranged day and off to the airport that I designated. F1 told me the day and time my car would arrive and he was an hour early calling me to say he arrived at the drop off destination.

Everything was going well!!

Now it was time for half-time to end and I could start the third quarter. I was in my hotel preparing for a good night’s sleep.  I was looking forward to the next day. Well, the next day came and I was admitted to the hospital and stayed there as a patient for 21 days.  When you plan for retirement, plan for the unexpected, whatever that may be.

If you do not plan for the unexpected you are taking a risk.  In most cases circumstances will have some type of crisis that will have an impact on your finances, especially, if you’re not prepared.  The loads of people that flew in to visit me at the hospital was unbelievable, family and friends were really concerned and I got instructions that were more like warnings on a regular based about “running for the end zone.”

Here it is.  The 4th quarter and thanks to rehab things are almost back to normal. The publisher of Black Men in America said I could not come back to work until I was 100%, however I am 97% now so hopefully that works. The interesting thing is I have not been behind the wheel of a car since Oct 2016, driving for the first time will be interesting. The fourth quarter includes the items on my bucket list such as watching snow on TV and not up close and personal. This has been accomplished.  I wake up watching water every day and I have the option of long or short pants.

My new community is wonderful.  There is always someone checking on me.  Some of the family members fly in constantly house hunting.

I had a conversation with Mr. Gary Johnson, Publisher of Black Men In about the new additions to the website for 2017.  It all sounds very exciting.  The fourth quarter has started off in a very positive manner.  Mr. Free Spirit is back up and running at 97%, once I get back to 100% I will unveil the new initiatives. For now, it’s fun in the sun and get healthy.

Mr. Free Spirit says: “Take ever chance you get in life, some things only happen ONCE.”




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