My dad and his wife (mom #2)drove up to my house in Central Florida this weekend. It was a 4 hour drive from South Florida. They told me that they drove up so they can work on their house. I'm fairly sure my dad instinctively knew I needed his help. No matter how old you are, your parents somehow always know when you need them. My mom is the same way. She called me on the day that I decided to move forward with this trip and asked what I was planning to do. It's like somehow she sensed a disruption in our connection. This weekend...I needed some solid dad time this weekend. I don't know many other 41 year old men who still look up to their dad like they're a super hero. I still do. It's not because he's the biggest or the strongest. Not at all. It's because my dad is the most selfless person I've ever met. I've never met someone with a heart as big as his. He's constantly trying to make other people more comfortable or help them fix whatever they needed. He constantly sacrifices his own happiness or comfort for others. He'd do anything for anyone and that's a rare character trait. I think the movie Rambo First Blood solidified his superhero status for me when I was a kid. I was 9 or 10 years old when that movie first came out. I didn't know much about Green Berets until I saw Rambo First Blood as a kid. My dad is a retired Green Beret. That movie had an impact on my because I realized that....holy shit...my dad is like Rambo...he's a Green Beret. After all, "Those Green Berets are real badasses." He came over to help me work on my Green Monster Truck this weekend. One of the major tasks is to get my truck running so I can store it at his house. His house is 45 minutes away. I haven't been able to get my truck started for a few weeks. I simply didn't have the time to turn wrenches or try and diagnose why it wouldn't start. I knew it was the carburetor, but I didn't know how to fix it. I know a lot of things about a lot of things...but I don't know shit about carbs. We worked on my truck for a few hours. My old man is still taking me to school. We were able to get the truck started and idling perfectly. This was a big ticket item that needed to happen this weekend. I need to make smart use of my usable hours and this completed task was a giant weight of my shoulders. Wheels up in 17 days. Thanks Pop! Did anyone else recognize the Coyote Cal's t-shirt? I'm looking forward to spending time more time there this winter.