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capcrnch 08-01-2011 01:34 AM

Been gone awhile!
 
I've been gone a long time! Almost a full year.
Had a lot happen in that year too.
Last year, I was working a ton of hours, so I had no time to brew or do anything else for that matter. It was work, eat dinner, sleep, rinse, repeat.

Last summer, I lost one of my dogs after 13 years of loyalty and great friendship. This was Cali:
http://i25.tinypic.com/k4y05v.jpg

Not wanting to leave our 6 year old lab without a friend, we decided to get her a friend: This is Tofu
http://i26.tinypic.com/29lzd47.jpg

We got her this little dude. Here he was at 6 weeks old, dumb as a box of rocks, but SO cute. His name? Oberon. aka Obie Very appropriate name for my household.
http://i53.tinypic.com/kbuo74.jpg

This was Obie this past April as I redid the floors in my house.
Great supervisor, isn't he?
http://i51.tinypic.com/29p28ec.jpg

And Tofu with her new buddy
http://i37.tinypic.com/20ubc3q.jpg

Then this past winter, I took my wife to a Lions/Jets game (rare that my Jets come to town, so I take advantage of it). She hates football, but I took her at her request. I think she wanted to tailgate more than anything.
When we got inside and took our seats, I was sizing up the crowd of Lions fans, realizing I was the ONLY Jets fan in our section, when my wife hit me with this:
http://i55.tinypic.com/fcjgn6.jpg

That led to this:
http://i52.tinypic.com/2vx3tpv.jpg

Then on 6/14/2011 at 2:11am, we had a little girl. "Lily Marie"
This was about 5am. That's me working on about 35 hours wide awake.
http://i53.tinypic.com/4ue3pe.jpg

It was the greatest fathers day ever, as I sat on my couch 6 days later, watching the Masters with my daughter.
http://i52.tinypic.com/2a607s0.jpg


I've been a dad for almost 7 weeks now.
We waited 15 years for this gift. While it would have been great 15 years ago, I can't help but thing it was totally worth the wait.

But, now i'm itching to brew again. I think it's because I know i'll have an assistant soon ;)

capcrnch 08-01-2011 01:35 AM

And just for good measure, here's another...
http://i56.tinypic.com/2iuvo9g.jpg

AZ_IPA 08-01-2011 01:36 AM

congrats, and welcome back! :mug:

I saw you post in another thread earlier today and thought, wow, I hadn't seen your name in awhile!

Yooper 08-01-2011 01:42 AM

That's great news! I'm so happy for you. She's beautiful. Congrats! :rockin:

passedpawn 08-01-2011 01:50 AM

Wow. Congrats!

annasdadhockey 08-01-2011 02:02 AM

That's awesome cap. congrats on the little girl and welcome back. Any thoughts on your first brew back?

capcrnch 08-01-2011 02:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AZ_IPA (Post 3132821)
congrats, and welcome back! :mug:

I saw you post in another thread earlier today and thought, wow, I hadn't seen your name in awhile!

It's nice to be remembered! haha

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yooper (Post 3132837)
That's great news! I'm so happy for you. She's beautiful. Congrats! :rockin:

Thanks Yoop!
Any chance you're going to venture down to Traverse for the beer fest next month?

Quote:

Originally Posted by passedpawn (Post 3132861)
Wow. Congrats!

Certainly changes things a bit!

capcrnch 08-01-2011 02:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by annasdadhockey (Post 3132896)
That's awesome cap. congrats on the little girl and welcome back. Any thoughts on your first brew back?

Thanks!
Brewing my creme ale tomorrow. Baptism is coming up soon and I need to have at least 1 of my brews for it!

Homercidal 08-01-2011 12:12 PM

Well, good for you! I can tell you will be a great father. Just enjoy your time with them. Before you know it, they will be gone.

I haven't heard about a beer festival in TC next month, but I'll look it up. Don't know if the wife will allow me to go or not, but if both of us are going, let's meet up.

Homercidal 08-01-2011 12:14 PM

OH SHT! Euforquestra is going to be playing there!!! Saw then 2 years ago at the Winter beer festival and they were awesome! (Kind of a Reggae/Afro/Ska sound). Some very talented musicians and I think my wife might eve want to go just to see them!


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