FOR MAY 2013
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3 | WEEK 4
ending Sunday, May 26th 2013
It's been another hectic week. Lots of stuff to do
at work, so very little time to get it done and again, working
a lot of extra hours every week. Sometimes I don't even put
all of the extra time on my timecard because you just forget
about it when you want to rest. Sad part about being salaried
is you can work a lot of extra hours and you still get paid
only for 40 so well, it is what it is. Either way, the issues
I am trying to resolve, I'll get them fixed. It's just not
happening as fast as I would like it to.
it's a holiday weekend I at least got a little extra sleep
in so far so that is good. I went to a different Church this
weekend with my friend and be supportive. Next week I'll be
back at mine but Pastor Bob, again, won't be back until September
at the earliest. We miss that guy!
hope tomorrow that I can take a safe jaunt up and down Palomar
Mountain a few times. I haven't ridden there since I moved
to VA so now that I am back I'd like to go do a morning run
and be back by around noon (if possible). Gotta be careful,
with my skull I cannot take another smack to the head if you
know what I mean. The CBR definitely misses me and I need
to clear it's throat.
friend from VA is coming to San Diego in a few weeks so I
hope I can get a day or two off from work so I can say hi
to them and take them to the Zoo or something. They have always
wanted to come out and visit so it'll be good to see them.
Tons of other stuff going on but that's about it. Just tired
and worn out!
next week as always. Hope you had a great weekend...
ending Sunday, May 19th 2013
Yes, I said that too. So much for the quiet week.
Things are going haywire again and I'm already tired and burned
out. We'll see what happens but this week's blog is short
because, again, I'm tired. Think I already need a vacation
or at least a week where I can do nothing else but sleep.
-- great as always (still no Pastor Bob until the fall)
Work -- ok.
MotoGP -- Very good.
Everything else -- meh.
That's all I can say right now. I need sleep. Have a great
ending Sunday, May 12th 2013
weeks are good weeks...
Yes, I said that. I like quiet weeks where there
is very little fret over and many more things to look forward
to. This past week I was holding the fort alone which isn't
a bad thing. I have most of the infrastructure under control
and I know how to troubleshoot their equipment. We have identified
that the forms they use to request storage needs to be ditched
and that is a good thing. The greatest problem I have right
now is that things are erratic so it's hard for me to find
what I want, when I need it. My CLI for the Cisco switches
is coming along and I'm getting where I need to be.
other good bit a news is that my boss got promoted and a new
person is taking charge. What's good? I am still going to
be reporting to my current boss but the other team is reporting
to the new boss which means that I will most likely get to
focus on the Architecture work that I had been longing to
do and why I accepted this position in the first place. I've
already put together a brief overview of what documents need
to be created and what we have to do to get things working.
Also, the CEO and another VP left so I am not sure if that
is good news or bad news. We shall see.
weekend is "Mother's Day" weekend and I do miss
my mom. A LOT! I had a dream about her the other night and
I know she is heaven, right where I saw her in 2010. I know
most people don't believe that story but if you think all
there is to life is what is on this Earth -- right now --
you are sorely mistaken. I couldn't have dreamed or imagined
what happened no matter how how I tried. I know she is up
speaking with God and Jesus and petitioning them for both
me, my sister and the brother I almost never talk to (his
choice). Either way I know we'll be fine and I simply cannot
wait to see her again.
the negative side my lymph nodes have been acting crazy. It's
better this week than last week but I have an appointment
next week to get them checked out by a Doctor. You cannot
take things like this lightly as it will certainly come back
to bite you. I want to get back to working out again and while
I am not tired, so to speak, I have simply not enough energy
or enthusiasm to go do it. That'll bite me as well. I'm in
great shape for being such an "old man" so to keep
healthy, I need to work out. I wonder if being completely
off red meat is why I'm feeling odd. Maybe my body is trying
to make that adjustment. Not sure.
else new to report other than I haven't received my renter's
monthly rent payment yet so I will call the Property Management
company in VA tomorrow and find out what the deal is. I have
to get my check off to the mortgage company tomorrow so if
they don't pay, while I can cover it, I will be short on funds
until they do.
was great this weekend and even brought a friend with me this
time. I cannot wait until Pastor Botsford comes back. Miss
you had a great weekend and talk to you later!
ending Sunday, May 5th 2013
as she goes...
You already know that I've had a rough time adjusting
to a different way of doing business. Some companies differ
greatly than others so you either become flexible and change
or you get ousted. So far I am doing the best that I can to
make the changes necessary and adjust. Government work is
by far different than the commercial side. That much I think
everyone would agree upon. So while I am getting things done
(and I am) and I am making the adjustment, it's not coming
along quite as fast as I would like it.
see what happens. I've been working far more hours here than
I ever did with Government jobs. In a two week period so far,
I worked 120 hours (that's basically 3 weeks worth of work
in 2 weeks) and most of the weeks it's between 50-60 hours.
Too bad I don't get paid by the hour, eh? Either way, I'm
used to working my tail off. I may not be the most intelligent
person on the planet (many would agree with that statement),
but I think my tenacity ranks up there with the best of them.
I am tenacious with figuring things out, fixing problems and
making things work the way they are designed.
of being tenacious (I'm already wearing that term out), when
I was a child I was told I would never amount to anything.
I've been ridiculed, knocked down, bad-mouthed, spat at, condescended
to, slapped around, ended up in the hospital, died, been brought
back (through God's grace) though my adult life as well and
never one time have I given up. I will never let someone else's
opinion of me run my life or keep my down. Relationships might
have been rough on me, but it wasn't the end of my life --
just another chapter -- and another beginning. If I wasn't
tenacious, I wouldn't have succeeded in music, racing, flying
or my career. A job is not going to keep me down either!
of music, I made a surprise visit to see my old band "Pyromania"
(there's a video of us on the music page from the House of
Blues). I didn't tell them I was coming so when I showed up,
boy were they surprised. I think in all the years of playing
music, this is the first time I got to see my band from the
seats and not the stage. Quite a fun and interesting experience
to say the least. It was great to reconnect with longtime
friends and I think they were as happy to see me as I was
to see them. AND the show was great so that was good. The
band is on it's 11th year of playing so we all did something
weekend until the fall we don't have Pastor Bob but we've
been having some good Pastors coming though as this weekend's
service was just as good. After Church I got to bed early
(10) forgetting that work this weekend is 8pm tonight not
8am, lol. So I did get to watch the MotoGP races and they're
getting better but not quite as competitive as I would like
them to be.
I think that is about it for the week. Hope you enjoyed your
"May the 4th Be With You" weekend and I will talk
to you later.