My name is Mike aka Bigfoot and I thought I should introduce myself before posting in these forums. Bigfoot has been my nickname ever since boot camp as I sport a 14 1/2 EEE
I have lived in Peachtree City on and off (mostly off) for what will be 3 years this coming March but decided to make Peachtree City my permanent home as of November. I own a home in 'The Estates' which is near Braelinn Elementary School. I have no children of my own even though I was married on 3 different occasions (married number 1 twice).
I was born & raised in Toluca Lake (Los Angeles), CA. where my dad was a firefighter for the Los Angeles County Fire Department and my mom was a homemaker. I have one sister who passed away almost 3 years ago. I spent 7 years in the U.S. Navy and received a medical discharge due to a severe asthma attack (there are some things you can not hide from uncle Sam forever). After the Navy, I applied to, was accepted, and graduated to the Los Angeles Police Department where I was 31 year veteran. My sister was never able to have children and passed away while she was still fairly young (52) and while she was successful in life, she never enjoyed it. I decided then that I would and have been trying to enjoy life the best I can ever since. I recently had foot surgery and was told I need to stay off my feet for 6 to 8 weeks so rather than watch TV, I'm here.
I do consider myself a Republican but in the last 2 Presidential elections have voted Democrat. I am still up in the air for 2012 as the field of Republicans leaves a lot to be desired (Republicans have not fielded a great candidate since Reagan) nor am I all that impressed with Barrack Obama. However, if the election were held today, I would vote for Obama as it takes time for a President to establish himself and right now we don't have that luxury if we want to get out this mess.