System Failure

There are six computers in our household: Ivo, Pete, Dave and I have one each, the lesbian girls share one, and one is available (carefully monitored) for the kids. Plus a load of phones and other devices that kick in to WiFi. And the router just died.


I also suspect that our internet is about the slowest in Tennessee anyway. It can sometimes take several attempts to upload a picture to this blog. And now I’ve had to queue up to plug my machine into the modem thingy with wires. Arrgh indeed. And I have Pete breathing down my neck because he ‘must’ check out something before departing for the gymnastics centre, and Jaymee stroppy because she can’t yet chat to her Facebook friends…

Cover1 ThumbCover2 ThumbCover 3 ThumbI sometimes feel there is lot to be said for writing things down on paper. Like books. Like my books, in fact, although I confess that the e-versions are out there too on the usual outlets. The three thumbs here will lead you to a trail.

So everyone is in a bit of a black mood today…


…actually, I like silhouettes, as you can see from the designs on the book covers (thanks, Roman for that idea…).

Nice peaks on the shoulders by the way – and great biceps…

Ideally, one of us should jump into the car and head down to the mall – there’s sure to be a computer outlet open on a Sunday, and just get another damned router. But the ‘does it have to be me?’ syndrome seems to have set in and, as you can see, I’m rather busy just now uploading this post.

Down wires. Slowly.

‘No, Pete, I’m not finished…. just go down the mall…’ I think he wants to arm-wrestle me out of the way in a moment…


So I’ll try to post a few pics on our usual fitness theme before Pete grabs my computer and hurls it out of the window.


Someone there dressed appropriately for today’s weather (26C/83F right now)… longing for a pool again…

pool 9

…always better with a friend, of course…

pool 8

…especially after spending the morning coaching gymnastics…


…so I definitely feel the cool of the Clinch River will be necessary next, and Dave and the kids are ready!

in the clinch

‘C’mon Tone, you can do that later!’

‘No Dave, just a couple more…’


(Now he’s cute…)



‘C’mon dad, we’re all ready – let’s go!’

‘No Leo, just a minute…’ He’s shirtless and rarin’ to get naked in the river, just like the rest of us. But, a couple more…



(That’s Sascha, apparently: he’s cute too! – especially nice shoulder and upper-arm definition)

Oh, let’s look on the bright side…


…it’s only a piddling router, and we’ll get a new one tomorrow!

‘ALL RIGHT Pete, I’ll stop. One last pic, then we’ll get out of your way and go down to the water’ – have some fun. See you guys soon and hope we don’t end up posting using semaphore.


About tonycavanagh

Born Northampton UK; school Oxford UK and Oak Ridge Tennessee, where I met my wonderful partner Dave, also from UK. Oak Ridge is our main training base for acrobatics and circus stuff, but we also established a base in Wales (UK) to serve us when we are working in Europe. Our 'story', of finding gay love, learning the acrobatics trade and then of how we got shot at during our show (and worse was to follow - just to prove that the risks of being an acrobat are not always the most obvious ones!) are now available in my three books 'Loving the Boy', 'The Power of Love' and 'Against All Odds'. Links available on most blog posts. Actually, waiting for the imminent arrival of the first printed copies was far scarier than anything we do in performance. A fourth book - not about us but exploring the sadness of a gay Native American boy denied his true identity - is currently with an agent for evaluation. watch for 'Let The Future Find Me' in due time. And now to book five... another boy, another quest... seems its always boys...
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