Suzy threw me a surprise party for my birthday this Saturday....although I can't honestly say I was all that surprised, but I was surprised by the amount of people who showed up. I had a great time and really appreciate everyone who came out to share it with me, even though some people had to drive a distance and then back at night.
Pat Edwards flew all the way from Colorado just to come to the party, which was an awesome and totally unexpected surprise. I mean, I found out ahead of time, but the fact that he went through all that trouble shows what a great friend he is.
The biggest surprise was my gift: everyone chipped in money for a gift card for me to use for my bike. I won't say the exact amount, but needless to say, it was fairly large, which will definitely go a long way towards putting the bike together. Although I was probably owed some of that money anyways, wink wink. Kidding. Even people who couldn't attend donated money, which was extremely nice.
I am overwhelmed and so appreciative to have such great friends who support me and the shop and who went out of their way to make my birthday special. Normally, I hate to celebrate my birthday, but this year was definitely an exception.
Thank you all for your generosity and friendship!
Special thanks to my sweet wife for all her hard work! I will try and make it up to you.