I want to first start off by wishing everybody a happy new year!
2016 has been a very good year for the most part. Just like any other year it is had its ups and downs. I would say the most positive thing in 2016 would be that I am blessed to be surrounded by family and friends. Had many great times and great holidays. I look forward to 2017.
Tonight we ring in 2017! The family and I are just going to be sitting here watching the ball drop in New York on TV. We do this every year it’s like a family tradition. I just found out that Chicago has a similar event on New Year’s. Maybe next year to ring in 2018 we might go to Chicago and check that out.
I want to wish everyone a happy New Year’s and please be safe and have fun. The police will be out thick and have the “Drive sober or get pulled over” campaign going on. They also will be giving free rides to anyone who needs them. Not to jail, LOL. Well maybe to jail if you misbehave. But if you call them and you are under the influence instead of driving or calling for a cab they will give you a ride home tonight. I think this is a very good thing that our police department does. It will help reduce accidents and possible fatalities. I remember in past years many bad accidents and fatal accidents because people choose not to call the police for a ride on New Year’s.
It has become like a tradition but around midnight you hear many many many gunshots. It literally is gunshots for approximately 15 minutes the last couple New Year’s. The police do not even go and check out the gunshots, they just tell officers to be safe in the area. Kinda sad but it is reality.
I think tonight will probably be very active on the scanner and a lot of violence and accidents. With it being a Saturday many people are going to be out celebrating. I hope I am wrong and I hope everybody is safe and parties safely and makes good decisions.
My New Year’s resolution is just like many others, to lose some weight. With Thanksgiving and Christmas I put on some weight due to the overwhelming good food that we had. I think I may renew my membership at the local gym, LOL. I was actually talking to somebody at the gym a few months back and they said this is the most popular time of the year for them because many people had the New Year’s resolution of losing weight.
The one thing I plan on doing more this year is fishing. I was only able to go only a handful of times in 2016. I wished I was able to have went more. That is one thing I enjoy and have been doing for many many years. I catch and release all my fish. I just enjoy the hobby of fishing. I hope in 2017 I am able to go a lot.
I want to take a second and thank everyone who follows Rockford Scanner. 2016 was a great year and I owe it all to the fans. With the police encryption in August, the fans are now even more interactive and report everything they see. See it, snap it, send it campaign has been going well. It is up to the citizens to keep the other citizens informed, since the police decided to hide things and encrypt. 2017 is going to be another awesome year for Rockford Scanner. I have a few things planned that I want to implement into RS. and I am also upgrading a few things and adding more people to RS. I have great visions that I plan to make reality for RS in 2017. I cannot wait!
Everyone please be safe and enjoy bringing in 2017! Happy New Year!!!