The Next Day – Everything Started 8/24/12

– Everything Started – Everywhere …………………….. no kidding, It was that fast…………… All I wanted was my truck back………… that’s it…….. and my tires fixed of course….. I had the tow truck driver drop the truck off at tire town the night before………

I went and picked it up early in the AM and had the guy from Tire Town (some guy) drive it to my house because I had the Rent-A-Car……………. after dropping him off back at Tire Town…… I went home to cook my usual breakfast and get ready for my Saturday Run………

Dillon awoke at his usual ……………. 11am…… stumbling upstairs he gave me the WTF for the night before ………………. and proceeded to ‘lecture me’ that I ‘was’ too old for this type of activity…. lol …. I was used to this type of lecturing from both Amy & Colten………. little did they know, I enjoyed it…… I thought it was funny for the kids to be lecturing the parent about going out, staying out too late, who I was hanging out with etc……………. lol………………… aka: ‘the pot, calling the kettle black’…. wtf

So after my ‘lecture’ which finished with a; ‘ who ever this guy is I’m going to kick his ass if I see him ‘………. Dillon had no idea who he was…….. or looked like……. he was ‘firing for effect’….. it’s the Grant way……

He’s not alone, I could go into stories after stories……. except ‘Colten’s files are still classified’ …….

However Amy’s another one……. here’s one as an fyi as I get warmed up for the main topic……. So there we are at T&C (Town & Country) and I can’t remember if she’s a Senior in high School or Freshman in College and some guy is checking her out that’s 2-3 years older………… too much……. SO I give him the; ‘I’m the Father stare’ (lol)…… he give’s me the ‘ I don’t give a shit stare ‘………. ‘I’m thinking, hum, this guy could be qualified for being able to handle my daughter stare’……………

AMY steps in between us and looks right at me and says; “DAD – quit staring, if you don’t that guys going to fight”, I say; ‘so what and no he won’t', She says; ‘ DAD – “yes he will and if that happens, I’m going to cry and if I cry, I’m going to kick his ass then yours now turn around and keep shopping and don’t look at him, ignore him” ….. AS I started moving forward (trying not to laugh my ass off), She comes beside me and grabs the back of my Tricep and starts pinching it with her fingernails…… (it hurts like hell)….she did this all the time ……… ‘keep moving Dad’…… as I did, I looked over my shoulder at the guy, while I was ‘trying’ not to crack up and he had a puzzled look on his face…… so he gave us the ‘wtf’…….. while I’m doing a ‘lol’ and Amy is saying ‘shut up Dad’…. too funny, “the few, the brave, the Grants”………… and that should explain a lot…….. lol…. and I wouldn’t have it any other way ………… kid wars …………

So anyways……… I am out and about and I am seeing people I know and there comes Lili in the passenger seat of a red truck…….. looking at me with sad eyes stare (politically correct) and I looking at here with the wtf expression……….. then other people I don’t know during the day are driving by with the – “ that’s guys the guy that” starting sentence staring at me…………. all over

Within a week or two the ‘following the car’ started with only 1 or 2 cars………. then the people I didn’t know looking and smiling stare ……… then the sheriffs looking over the shoulder stare….. then the Bozeman police are doing the same and I’m doing the ‘I’m just being Keith Grant and driving somewhere ‘stare’……

I couldn’t remember how long this was going but it seemed to take on new dimensions as time went on to include the; ‘ I see him and he’s headed this way stare and cell phone communication” …… All the time, I’m wondering wtf is going on………. in no particular order

All the time, I’m trying to operate as a parent with (2) son’s in the house………. cover their collective assets all over town………. support the efforts of ‘the daughter’ to be supportive for her new marriage and life on the East Coast………….. continue to build the business to a larger level………. workout and be healthy………….. on occasion, go out on the town and observe ‘eye candy’ to keep current on the available ladies (just in case) and enjoy people near my own age……… cook ‘enough food’ for ‘Teenage Mutant Zombies with Munchies’ attacking the Fridge…..!…….. and attempt to keep ‘relatively current’ on my bills …………… omg

As an example, one day I’m heading east on Durston with Dillon after Tastey Freeze Ice Cream treat, we are heading home and as I turn right on Meagher there is a guy in a Black & Silver Toyota FJ Cruiser right on my ass……….. he has a girl with him…….. As I turn into my driveway he almost hits my Truck……… I see the Girl say,……. ‘what are you doing’…… his response…..’I’m trying to scare him so he keeps away from Lili for Joe’ …… She says ‘ He doesn’t look like he is scared at all ‘…. he then curves to the left and drives around me……..

This type of activity was happening all the time…. everywhere …… and nobody every called or communicated to me ‘why’ this was happening…………. nobody………..

One week, Dillon mentioned ‘I’m going to go to Helena for the weekend if that’s ok’ ? Sure I say, let me know when……………..

That Friday……….. Dillon is packed the night before as he likes to be prepared…….. give’s me the OK Dad, when you get back from the Gym we will go, OK ? Sure I say………..

Driving up to Helena I am going to meet my ex-wife in Townsand and drop off Dillon……..

On the way there……….. I see a small car with guys in it and the passenger is flipping me off…….. a little later there is another small car with ladies in it and the passenger is flipping me off……… Waiting in the parking lot for my ex-wife all the stuff happens mentioned in original post ‘what happens in Bozeman’ …. then

I remember….. fast forward to November , 2010…. I am driving with Dillon to the Vet we used for the dogs…. Gallitian Gateway Veterinary to drop off both Dogs……. on the way there ………. I am driving on the frontage road near the clinic,…… just before the 4 way light I see a small car heading the opposite way in traffic, it has 2 occupants in it…….. the driver ‘looks’ like the guy I ‘hit over the fence at Teds’…….. As they go by, the passenger ‘points an automatic pistol at me’, they both smile…. just after the stop light they ‘are’ pulled over by a Belgrade Policeman……. By now, just think what I’m thinking………… wow, what a town….. this Bozeman …. Dillon’s dog would die at the Vet while we were on the East Coast seeing Jax for the first time …….. heart attack……… Jacob would be alive 2 ½ months before Jan. 2nd 2011………. We saw him while I was at Amy’s on an NBC ‘Imbedded Reporter with the 2/9 Marines from Camp Lajune report” ………. again….. The Truth ……..

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