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Rickie Traeger: I have been thinking a lot about my NDE a lot lately




So I have been thinking a lot about my NDE a lot lately.   

I have no idea why, but over the last few weeks I have been thinking about my NDE experience.   Take for granted there is not a day that goes by that I do not think about it.  But lately I been thinking a lot more about it.

I have been thinking about how there is the possibility of the afterlife.  I can not explain my experience. I can only tell you what happened to me. I do not expect people to believe it. It is a hard thing to wrap your head around.  But I know I experienced it.  So all I ask is, that you keep an open mind.

I been thinking about the experience.   About what happened and how to explain it.  In all honesty I have no idea how to explain it.  You just have to experience it, to understand it.  And I do not want anyone to go through that.

But I sit here and think about things and the possibilities that may exist.  So, theoretically if we all die and if there is an afterlife or do we become ghosts.

I have always struggled with the idea of religion and God, since the experience.   Before my NDE experience, I did not really believe in God and the afterlife.  Frankly I just laughed at anyone who said otherwise.

After I had my NDE, I do believe there is SOMETHING that happens.  I struggle to try to comprehend if there is a God? Are angels real, what was that I encountered? Is it all just in our heads? When we die do we really have this new experience or is it just something that goes in in our brains? I mean there is a lot about the human brain we have to learn. So is a NDE another plane of life, a mental image, just what is it?

I struggle asking myself if there really is a God.  Why would God do some stuff that he does? And then how do you explain a NDE and my experience?   I don’t really know how to explain what happened, but it did.

I have been finding myself questioning God.  And I have no idea why I been thinking about my NDE a lot more here recently, when I haven’t thought about the NDE for awhile.  Yes, I think of it daily but nothing like to this in depth.

You know what I should do, is find some other people that have had their own NDE.
And ask them how they feel and to hear their stories and feelings.
I think it would be good to hear other peoples NDE.

If you or someone you know has had a NDE, please take a minute and contact me.

 








Rickie Traeger: Project Blue Book :) 




  Project Blue Book 🙂 

Oh how I love that tv show!    I think it is cool to see they started the season off with the Roswell episode. I think they did that because they know many people relate to the Roswell Incident.  So it captures the interest of many.  It was a pretty good episode.

There are already a few things that caught my attention. The relation ship with Susie and Quinn, the UFO investigator figuring out who Mimi is, and the whole Harding thing.  I liked how they at the end added the man who shot the alien as it tried to flee.  That is reported to actually be true. There were reports of 2 crash sites. And at the 2nd site, there were reports of aliens at that site. And reports of the military shooting one as it tried to flee.  As you know, nothing is confirmed, lol.  But there are reports of that actually happening.

Watching the show, you really have to have an open mind to things.  I for one have an open mind 🙂

You should too, check it out Tuesday nights at 9pm 🙂

 

 








Rickie Traeger: Project Blue Book, Hire A Photographer, Winter Weather




It is officially Tuesday now.   I am super excited!  Project Blue Book is coming back on tonight!  Heck yeah! 


I have to replace the bathroom fan later on today. I am so not looking forward to doing that. But I think it is going bad, so I need to replace it.  I watched some Youtube videos on how to replace them. They make it look easy.  Let me say one thing, the more a video makes something look easy, the harder it really is to do, LOL.


If you know anyone who needs a photographer.  Contact me, Will and I have some openings now available.  We can do your photoshoot and events for you!

Our work speaks for itself. So you know you will be getting the best of the best photographers when you hire us 🙂

If you want to hire us to do your photos, shoot us an email at RockfordScanner@Gmail.com


I just looked at the weather forecast. I am kind of liking it.  It is not going to be super cold. But…….. There is several inches of snow possible.   I will definitely take the snow over really cold temps, anyday!   I actually enjoy the snow. I wish it could snow in the summer time, but that is impossible.   I am just happy to see the temps will be above 0 degrees!


Alright I am going to pop off here and play some Red Dead Redemption 2.

I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Tuesday. Don’t forget Project Blue Book is on tonight!








Rickie Traeger: Is My Vehicle Haunted Or A Heck Of A Coincidence???




Starting to wonder if my vehicle may possibly be haunted or if it is just a heck of a coincidence???

You are probably asking yourself, WTF???     LOL

My vehicle broke down earlier tonight.  It broke down at the same place, same exact spot that last few times it has broke down.
I think it is weird that it breaks down at the same intersection at the same spot.    I mean WTF???
So is my vehicle haunted or a heck of a coincidence???  That is the question of the day, lol.

On a more serious note I want to give a shout out to Cruz Towing 815-988-8888 for coming to save me!  He is a dam good tow truck driver and a hell of a nice man. I highly recommend Cruz Towing.  He has treated me right over the years.  And everytime I break down, he  is there to help.  Thank You!

So you are probably asking yourself, well what is wrong with the vehicle?  If not, I know I am sure thinking that question! LOL.
If the code reader is correct, then it should be a simple fix.   It is reporting the code P0102, which is the MAF. So I am hoping that is the actual cause. Because I can start off by cleaning it, to see if that makes a difference. And if not I found the part on RockAuto for only $40 plus shipping and taxes.  And it should be simple to fix.

But now with all that being said……  NOTHING is ever simple when you are working with vehicles!

 








Rickie Traeger: Well there was no snowpocolypse




Good morning everyone. 

Well there was no snowpocolypse, WTF as usual the media hypes it up and then we get 2 inches at most.   If they call that a big winter storm, then they obviously never grew up in our area.  LOL.   

Some were throwing predictions of 9 inches, and yet all I see is maybe 3 inches at tops.  And that is on the good end at most, lol. 

I went out and just shoveled it. As of a lil bit ago, it was the light fluffy snow for the most part.   

I have yet to see a city plow. But I have saw several private contractors out n bout, but no city plows.  They could be out n bout, but I personally have not saw one.

So I guess it is official, we are back into winter again, yippie skippie, lol.   The positive side, closer to becoming spring time 🙂 

 2 more months, or 8 weeks. However you want to look at it, lol.  Well rough estimates. I am sure someone will read this and tell me the exact times, lol. 

Everyone stay safe and enjoy your Sunday. Be careful if your headed to church this morning. 

 








Rickie Traeger: I want to send out my condolences to the Barnes family




I want to send out my condolences to the Barnes family. 

I just found out Rick passed away. 

Please keep the Barnes family in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. 

My heart is heavy with this sad news. 

He was a good man. He will be missed by many. 








Rickie Traeger: So I had an interesting experience a bit ago. I thought I would blog about it




So I had an interesting experience a bit ago. I thought I would blog about it. 

When I drive, I never lock my doors.   Well after tonight, I just might start locking my doors.

I was driving East on W State st around 1:30 am (Time might be off some, because I wasn’t sure on the exact time)  and I got in front of the Winnebago County Jail or better known as the CJC.  There were 2 subjects that walked out into the middle of the road. I had 2 options. #1 hit them or #2 to stop. I obviously stopped.

I thought they were trying to cross the road. They were not, they actually hopped into my vehicle!  Yes, they hopped into my vehicle!  I was like WTF.

Since they were in my vehicle I decided to play it cool. I asked them where they wanted to go. They said over off 11th st.  I was headed that way anyways, so I gave them a ride. I was trying to understand what they were saying, but they both were drunk.  So here they are, they walked out in front of my vehicle to make me stop, hop into my vehicle, and then want a ride.

During the ride, they demanded money.   I was like double WTF.  Here I am trying to be nice to you guys and you demand money.  I obviously did not give them any.

The one guy wanted to be dropped off at the Mcdonalds at Charles and E State st, so I dropped him off. The other one wanted to be dropped off near 11th st and Alton. He kept on trying to act like a female. It was strange!  Thankfully we arrived at the destination he wanted to be dropped of at.

As he got out, he grabbed some papers I had in my vehicle. I held out my arm, wanting my papers back.  He just held them in his hand and waved to me, with my papers in his hand.   I was going to get out and get them, but decided I would just leave and be thankful they were out of my vehicle.

So I just drove away, as this guy was still waving with my papers from my vehicle he stole from me, was in his hand.

I can tell you one thing, I am locking my damn doors from now on…