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Rickie Traeger: We All Take Life For Granted…




First and foremost, my condolences to the family and friends of the victims in the double fatal accident a bit ago in Rockford. 

Please keep the family and friends and 1st responders in your thoughts and prayers.

There was a rollover accident in the 2100 block of 16th st a little bit ago.

2 people passed away and a 3rd victim was transported to a local ER.

I always hate working fatal scenes.   I can tell you every fatal scene I have ever worked over the years.

They are always heartbreaking to work.

We all go about our lives every day and do not realize or grasp the concept of how precious life really is, until it is too late.

Each and every time I work a fatal scene, it is sad. But it also reminds me of how lucky we are to be alive and to have those we love around us.

Also at the same time, I realize that some family is about to have the worst day in their life 🙁

I know doing what I do (Journalist) I have worked many fatals over the years.

And I can tell you I always dread working fatal scenes.  By far the most heartbreaking scenes to work.

This scene was a double fatal, possible triple. 2 Confirmed fatals.

Words cannot describe working a fatal scene.  My heart goes out to all those that are involved.

It is a grim reminder that we all take life for granted. The most cherished thing, and we don’t realize just how quick it can be gone.

Please take a second and hug those that you love, and tell them you love them.

And to keep all those involved in this horrific scene, in your thoughts and prayers








Rickie Traeger: Good Monday Morning!




Good Monday morning!

So it is 6 am and here I am munching down on some delicious thin mints.  Probably not the best way to start a day. I take that back it probably is the best way to start a day!!!  🙂

Yesterday was pretty nice out.  A little windy though.   I ended up going for a hike.   Was good and bad, lol. I will start with the bad.  The trails were icy or muddy.  So, it made for a memorable hike, lol.  I slipped and slide for the most of the hike. Now with the good, lol. Got some exercise, OK some dam good exercise! Was pretty out there, not a lot of color for obvious reasons. Alot of the trees and plants are not bloomed yet this season. So everything was kinda blah.  But I got to see areas I haven’t saw in awhile, because you can see for a ways in the woods right now.

I will post some the photos in my next blog post here. Along with a detailed blog about the hike.  It be later today sometime.   I a lot of photos with my cell phone instead of my dslr.  I had my big lens on hoping to see some wildlife. But that didn’t happen so my dslr was to long to get the photos I wanted, the wider shots. So I used my cell phone. I have to transfer them to the PC here. Then I will post them. So be sure to keep a look out for the next post 🙂

I am off to play a game of IRacing.   I hope everyone has a wonderful day. Stay dry! It is supposed to rain all day I heard. So enjoy your day and stay dry 🙂

 








Rickie Traeger: Cyber Monday, 2 Video Games, 108 Days Left….




Good morning everyone!  Hopefully everyone had a safe and wonderful weekend!

Today is “Cyber Monday” I bet there is no deals, just like on Black Friday…

I been watching the weather recently and I am probably going to jinx it for typing this but oh well, lol.   I am glad we did not hit by that winter storm.  It dropped a lot of snow in many places. I hope I didn’t jinx it and now we will get a storm soon, lol

So I am sitting here while I type this and thinking it is hard to believe that it is December now. That could go both ways, lol.  Sucks cuz it is now December. But cool that spring is just that much closer. 108 days away!  So that is 108 times you probably will hear me complain about how I hate winter, lol.

I was browsing online and saw they have 2 games I want. But I dont have the xbox, so  I wont be able to play em.  #1 State of Decay 2.  I am super happy they came out with a version 2 of that game. I loved the first one!   #2 Sea of Thieves.  It is a pirate game 🙂   But I am reading mixed reviews on it, so I dunno if I want to get it now or now, lol.

 

 








Rickie Traeger: 1st Post On My New Website!

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So this is my first official blog post on my new website! Feels weird saying that since I have had my website for many years and blogged a ton, lol. But this is a fresh new start, so the 1st on the fresh new site.  I am going to blog as much as I can. The goal is posting something daily. If it is a blog, an opinion, or maybe just a music video, I plan on posting daily. 

Now with that being said, this first week or so might be difficult, beyond my control. Web propogation for the new site here. So heads up, you may or may not get the new site or the old one. The one disadvantage of a new site, lol Kinda like a gambling game if you are going to get the new site, or the old one. So I ask that you kindly bear with it, while it does its thing. It is beyond my control. But I will blog as much as I can, if it let’s me. 

You probably guessed it, as I stated before. I am redoing all my sites, including RS. So that is in the works, probably in a week or so. I am going to play around on here and see what works and don’t work, to use on this site and others. So, you will definitely see some changes. Colors, fonts, text sizes, etc…

I am going to be adding pages, posts, graphics, etc… I am going to spice up my site some. Adding content of all types. Yes, it is bare right now since I had just literally redone this and this is my 1st post. But there is going to be plenty of content soon!

I am going to stop writing and mess around with adding and changing stuff on here. I want to close this out by saying THANK YOU to everyone who visits my site. I can’t say thank you enough. Much appreciated

UPDATE:  I was just thinking of how many photos I lost, by doing this fresh start.  My hiking, nature, quadcopter, etc…  Tons of photos.  I did not think about saving all those, before the fresh start.  Kinda bittersweet, upset because all those photos are now gone. But at the same time, a fresh start.