Many other interviews I’ve had to turn down as well, knowing how long they can take to get wrapped up, although there are two more already completed over the summer that still need to be typed up too ... They are coming!
AW: I'm sorry mate, been trying to get through and couldn't make the connection for love nor money mate, got that old message, we're sorry all circuits are busy.
The strange thing is having done that and spent the 12 years in England doing the sheet metal stuff and deciding I was going to leave and move back to the States, it was just a lot of work that job and I was just a bit jaded with it and I decided I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life in a factory, so I decided I’ve got to get my Green card as I’d lost it because of leaving America for too long and it expires. Of course after 9/11 everything has got stiffer, so we decided the first thing we’ve got to do is see if we can even get a Green Card anymore, before I upset the boat and tell everyone that I’m leaving and my mother was still alive then and she was going to freak out that I was going back to America and my brothers, as I was working with them so it was just kind of …, you know, so it was go and get the Green Card and we had the house on the market and the day I actually got the Green Card, the house fell out of escrow and I lost the buyer and it was just like, man, it’s no big deal we’ll just put the house back on the market now this is going to happen, so … I still hadn’t even told my family and I was sitting at home and it was 2005 and August Bank Holiday Monday, it was a lovely day and about 5 or 6 o’clock in the evening and I said to my wife, ‘this is crazy, I’ve got to tell them that we’re leaving’ and she said, ‘but we haven’t even sold the house yet’ and I said ‘It’s OK, the house is going to sell, if I don’t tell them now, someone else is going to find out and they’re going to hear it from someone else and I don’t want that to happen, I don’t want Mum to find out from someone else … The house will sell, we’ve got the Green Card, the big thing was the Green Card, so we’re going. I’m going to go into work tomorrow and tell my brothers that we’re leaving.
I throw in there, ‘Mmmm, tasty!’ and we all have a laugh.
Aww, you know what mate, ‘Try Me’ is my favourite UFO song, always …