Tried to find some fossils in the creek at the farm:
Yet another post…
I absolutely lost track of how long its been. I have lost all interest in this website. Since I am no longer in the military and since I no longer serve overseas, there’s not really a need for it.
I am, however, revamping the entire website. It is in much need of some maintenance and facelifts! I’m getting rid of Concrete5 and migrating slowly to WordPress. Now, keyword here is SLOWLY! It’ll get done eventually.
As the year of the rabbit comes to an end, the year of the Dragon quickly approaches. 2011 was a good year, filled with many ups and downs, good times and bad times. 2011 seemed to last about as long as a decade. My medical board started around January and lasted until the end of October. So much has happened in this year, I’m not ready to write about it all now. As I adjust to retired life and prepare for my 2nd career, I find myself missing the camaraderie of my military brother and sisters. Although I’m glad I have moved on, especially when I think about the deployments and time away from family.
Anyway, enough about that. The kids had a good Christmas. Money is tight, but we’re surviving. We are together as a family and safe. We have much to be thankful for!
My thought are with our troops that are overseas! May you come home safe and sound!
2012 WILL BE A BETTER YEAR! And that’s that!
With only 7 days and counting until Christmas 2011, I must admit, this is among the worst Christmases ever. Although being deployed during Christmas was certainly not fun, Christmas without money is almost equally no fun. Retirement from the Air Force wasn’t what I expected. Getting my money is apparently not a priority of the Military.
I am, however, grateful that my family and I are all together and healthy. Yesterday, early in the morning a real close friend of mine died. The cause of the death is unknown; does not really matter. She was too young to die. Why does this happen? Who knows? Our families were supposed to spend time together this holiday. No family should ever have to go through this… This has been on my mind since I found out yesterday.
As the cursor blinks, the words seem to have frozen. Enough for now… ciao!
You know, being on convalescent leave is not too bad. I mean, I get paid to lay around the house and get better. In fact, I got 18 days off for free. These days don’t count against my 30 days annual paid vacation, which is a good thing.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not all good… I did run out of my drugs yesterday, and my knee hurts. The swelling persists, today is day number 8, since surgery. Walking still is a task, assisted by crutches you’ll see me hobbling around.
I think the worst thing, other than the pain, is not being able to take a shower. I am addicted to hot showers, and not being able to take a shower is driving me crazy. What I do, is stick half my body in the shower, with my bad leg out with the knee wrapped so it will not get wet, and shower that way. Hopefully, next week after my follow up I will be able to take a shower. It gets boring laying around the house.
Finally the blistering summer heat is behind us (hopefully). Fall is only 1 week away; Bringing cooler weather and some of the best holidays of the year. The kids are finally in school this month, and are doing well thus far. GOOD TIMES…
Another labor day is upon us. Cooler weather is here, but not as cool as last year. It has been a sweltering hot summer as we’re looking forward to some cooler weather.
We were planning a camping this weekend, but the hurricane (or lack there of) and Audrey’s reaction to mosquito bites caused us to change our plans.
We are looking forward to the upcoming holidays and of course my birthday too (October 18th).
Since I haven’t replaced any computers in quite a while now, I figured it was time get the family a new computer or two. Picked the kids up an Compaq from Best buy. Ordered myself a barebones kit from Tiger direct and also my wife and I both got a netbook.
We’re all running Windows 7 and love it. I’m turning my old Compaq into a file server. Currently threw linux on it and I’m serving some movies from a 1 Terabyte drive with some movies on it.
We moved to Virginia. From Japan, we got here on July 4th. Finally moved in our house, finally got CABLE & Internet. More later… I almost forgot I even had a blog.
Greetings fellow reader(s):
I hope all everyone has had a wonderful Christmas, regardless of what religious background you claim. I had a great Christmas with my Family this year. Of course, any Christmas one spends with thier family would certainly be a great Christmas. Eventhough this Christmas didn’t have the living room floor covered in presents like it did in past years. The economy hits home here in Japan, perhaps not as hard as it has hit in the Untied States, but we certainly feel it as well.
Other than being with Family, another highlight would be the Wii the kids got for Christmas. When the kids opened it, I couldn’t wait to play it. Of course, I was the first one playing on it.
Yet another year has passed. The Year 2009 will certainly be a memorable year for Americans and the world. A new President who I hope restores the way the world views the Americans. Someone who loves to travel the world, I don’t really want to be viewed as a “Bully,” which is how many countries of the world views us. When I visit certain countries, I actually tell people I’m Canadian.
Enough for now, HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone! Stay safe and take care of yourself and your Family.