Metal to Metal

I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to this Christmas. Last Christmas was a wash out. About a week before I had my first hip replacement surgery. I wasn’t able to move or celebrate with family and friends and I didn’t get my wife a gift. That tore me up and...

Thankful for My Dad, Chet

It’s the time to be thankful. We even set aside a special day each year to be thankful. This year, giving thanks is especially poignant for me because of the man in this photo. That’s my Dad, Chet Wesolek. MMP was his brainchild and he started this enterprise 40 years...

Filling Up on Treats NOT Tricks!

I absolutely LOVE this time of year. The crisp, cool air, leaves changing colors and falling to the ground. Very scenic. Lest I forget college football is back. Go Michigan State Spartans! I’m glad my hips are mending well and I’m moving around better than I have in...

Looking Back, Working Forward

Life is FANTASTIC! We’re work-ing on a host of interesting, yet super-secret projects in the shop, my family is doing well and my Doctor just gave me two thumbs up in my recovery from the most recent hip surgery; my twice a week Physi-cal Therapy visits are a...

Rested and Back to Work

You know that feeling when you go on vacation and put all the work worries and concerns behind you? That’s the feeling Shell and I had during our week long stay at Bills Lake in North-west Michigan last month. Yes, that is the actual view of the lake from the cabin we...

New Hip, Same Attitude!

Yep…I made through another hip replacement surgery. I plan on making this one last the rest of my life! The surgery went well and next week Shelly and I will be away on a much needed vacation. Don’t worry, the crew will be here and details on whom to call are...

The Early Dog Days are Here.

I’m living the good life as you can see in this photo. These are my trusty companions Jake (on my right) and his sister Molly. Jake has been wearing the dreaded Cone of Shame. He loves to scamper in the woods and received a small cut on his leg and created an...

Professor Ed’s Science Facts!

It’s amazing, all the things you learn in this life. Really! For example; your risk of being injured by lightning tomorrow is 1 in 250,000,000. Your risk of being injured by lightning at some point in your life is one in 9,000,000. Fun and fascinating facts, don’t you...

Chet Would Be Impressed.

I feel absolutely great! REALLY!! My temporary hip is doing fine, Shell has been a wonderful personal nurse, administering my antibiotic serum. If all con-tinues to go well, my doctor says I’ll probably receive my permanent hip by late June. PERFECT! That’ll give me...

A Tale of 3 Hip Replacements!

It was a moment I will forever wish I could take back. As I was gingerly stepping down from my pick-up truck I felt a snag in the area of my right hip…the very one I just had replaced in February. Damn…THAT HURT! Being the big, strong, he man that I am...