It has been just over 6 months since my last post. Not that I’m counting. I have successfully completed my 1st semester of school and am half way through my second semester. Haven’t taken the 1st CompTIA certification test yet, but I’m going to take my A+ test soon. Keep saying soon. Of course sooner or later soon will be here… and I’ll do it.
Not ready to post anything else… so here it is…
Sure doesn’t seem like it’s 2012 already. I mean… couple of days ago it was only 2011…
For me, classes start next week. This time I’m taking 4 classes as I work toward my CompTIA certifications.
I’m super-excited to get this year going… thus far, this year has been GREAT!
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!
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Yet another year is about to pass, as such, so should the old look. I was going for a “paper” look, to match the “theme” I have for my main site. Doesn’t really match, but it will work. It is my intention to write more in my blog in 2012.
I really hope 2012 to be a prosperous year for our family. We certainly need some prosperity! I will go back to school next month getting my computer certifications. North West Florida State College is my weapon of choice. I should come out with Comptia A+, Security+, Linux+, and Network+ and a College Certificate in IT Technology.
I have recently come to the conclusion that my life comes in 4 parts. Part one was my child hood. Part two was when I joined the Military. Part three is when I get out of military. Finally part four is when I become an old man. Part two of my life is currently winding down… it appears that there is light at the end of the tunnel, however dim the light may be, at least there is light.
Just more of my random thoughts.
Once again, I seem to have forgotten that I even own a website. November 2010 was the last time I wrote in here. guess I just haven’t had much to say. So much has been going on in my life and the lives of my precious family.
I have recently updated my website from handwritten HTML/PHP to a CMS (Content Management System). This certainly makes my life easier. As I get older, I seem to get lazier with regards to coding. Why hand code your pages when there is no longer a need. As a comparison, why use an Atlas or a paper map and a hi-lighter when you can simply use a GPS. Technology has certainly made our lives easier in so many ways.
As the summer approaches, our family is bracing for a big change… to be announced at a later date once everything is final. Enough for now…
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!