Alex Camacho
Crosby, TX, United States
Born in Houston, Texas and raised all over living the life of an Army Brat. I Went to eight different schools (three elementary, one middle school, four high schools) and have one little brother who’s not so little anymore. I’ve been married for nearly fourteen years now to a woman who rocks my world and I've been blessed with two wonderful children. Our dog, Sally, is a big black lab saved from a local shelter.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Being Witness

It's only a matter of days until the Halloween Party and I think I'll be done with my costume by then. I feathered the broken wings tonight after painting and sanding the back armor. It didn't come out as smooth as I would have liked but it's all a learning process and my castings are getting better each time. I have yet to sculpt and caste the shoulder pieces but I'm pretty confident I can get them knocked out in a day. The second reaper probably won't get finished in time. I'm debating on whether or not I should put my headstones out this year, thanks to some inconsiderate asshole.

Someone stole my scarecrow head. It fell over about a week ago when it was raining pretty bad. We were driving off to go to Jayce's birthday party when Lana noticed the head was missing. It really pisses me off that someone would be so inconsiderate as to steal something I made with my hands. It's obvious it's homemade with it's wraps of burlap, plaster and chicken wire. While it wasn't exactly difficult to make, it was something Marcel and me worked on together. I really don't know what to do. I've got all my headstones but now I'm afraid to put them out because some jackass would sink so low as to take what someone else made. I'll probably put them out, but I just won't leave them out overnight. What else can I do? Some people are just dicks...

Anyway, I'm pretty excited about the Halloween party. We've found some pretty cool games to play, some tiki torches all over the yard, plenty of wood for the bonfire, and lots of alcohol. It's been a while since I've got drunk and I think I'm due damn it.

It's been a pretty stressful period for a whole slew of reasons but thankfully I got a woman who understands me enough to tolerate me even my worst. Sometimes you just need someone to be witness to your life to show you another perspective of looking at things. Sometimes you just need a witness, someone to share the moments with. I couldn't ask for a better friend than my Lana. My dad and I were talking the other day while I sitting outside the hair saloon while Lana got her hair done. My dad and I ended up reminiscing for a good while. I sat there cracking pecans on the sidewalk, laughing at some small moment I had stored away at the back of my mind that my dad reminded me of. We shared the details of something that only he and Mike know about now and it just hit me hard how we never notice the really great moments in our life until they've past us by. He bared witness to a moment that would otherwise have been lost to me. If he hadn't been there to experience it with me, to remember and appreciate the moment, it might have been lost to me forever. It seems so insignificant in type but when you consider, I mean really consider, how much we'd lose if it wasn't for the people in our lives who bare witness to it...

I didn't sit down with the intention of getting so intimate but I felt that after so much inward dwelling in the past ten months or so that it would be nice to share a little something. Anyway, I'm pretty tired. It's been a busy day. Marcel and I had a boy scout meeting where we raced his little raingutter regatta. It didn't do so well despite his hard work and excitement over it and it made him a little down. He's such a sensitive little guy. We ended up playing around and talking in the grass while all the other kids got in line to race over and over. It was a good distraction for him and when we left he was doing cartwheels in the grass and being his usual silly self for the camera. I think I can mark this as a good day...

For those interested, Jayce's Birthday Pictures are posted. Grab 'em while they're there cause I plan on taking down the album after new year. If there's any pictures anyone would like taken down lemme know. If you have photos you'd like to share, just email em to me or let know so I can give you guest access to my ftp server...

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