FOR OCTOBER 2012
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ending Sunday, October 28th, 2012
(Sandy)...We're in the path...
that things have started to settle down at work, we can focus
on more pressing issues at the moment. We have this storm
coming in tomorrow morning and though I am not too worried
about it, odds are I will have to take a vacation day or two
because I think the building will be closed. If buildings
are closed in DC, things will be closed here as well. Not
sure why there is so much panic. The earthquakes in California
scared me far more than a storm you know is coming and WHEN
it will come. Earthquakes don't normally give you a week's
worth of warnings. We'll see how that goes but I have a plan
and what I'll do if it gets really bad.
weekend I didn't do much at all other than Church on Saturday
morning which, as I always say, is great. I'm there to get
into God's word and that's what I love about Non-Denominational
Churches like mine. It's not "religion" that is
important because most of that is just man-made doctrine.
It's a relationship with Jesus and God that is what everyone
should be striving for. In fact, I have a friend who is "of
a different religion" and agrees that it is religion
that is the problem (and fanaticism) and that people simply
don't have a relationship with God. Didn't want to get into
a philosophical debate on their faith. Not going to change
someone's mind that is already made up. Jesus brings you through
the cross, not people anyway :)
is some MotoGP racing going on today so I am going to watch
that and then there is some Football to watch but not the
Bucs since they played on Thursday night and won. The Gators
lost this weekend (Boo!) but sometimes you just can't win
them all anyway. At least they are playing better but our
QB needs to throw better and our line can't seem to run block
either so at least Coach M. knows what he has to look for
this year when recruiting season comes up.
think that is about it. For those of you here on the East
Coast, get all the supplies you need and brace for the storm.
I'm set for now and am going to take care of a few things,
pay my bills, send money for my family members charity work
and then hunker down and stay warm and dry.
a great rest of your week!
ending Sunday, October 21st, 2012
this week. It's just OK..
this week was a little better than last week. When something
in the Information Technology industry goes awry, there's
always "someone to blame" and "lots to do".
Now I am in a position where I don't really want to touch
anything even through I've been doing the same things for
a year and a half. Can't really control when something goes
wrong with the network but of course someone has to be the
blame and I'm OK with that. "It is what it is..."
as my old friend at my last job said and that is 100% true.
I'll just let things die down and eventually I'll be able
to get back to doing what I love to do in my job which is
weekend at Church even though our Pastor is out this week.
We had a guest Pastor that does a lot of Discipleship work
overseas and the stuff he is accomplishing is amazing. He
has started Churches in Russia and you know that God is working
with him and through him to get these things done. Today (Sunday
morning) I did some flying just to keep my skills up. I still
have to study more of the ground school book which I will
try to finish up this week and them hope to take the ground
exam in the next couple of weeks. From there I can work with
the FAA Examiner and try to get signed off and get my license
soon. From there I can start flying (mostly) where I want
to fly. Have to get insurance and once I build up some hours
I will take the IFR and Multi-Engine sections and see where
I want to go from there. It's not a career just a hobby as
I like flying.
also got my "Rocksmith" software, FINALLY! It has
been on back order for about a year so I guess there were
a lot of things they needed to finish. I did a few songs on
there already and so far my skills haven't diminished. I want
to see if I can start picking up "leads" so I can
record some of my own music and covers and make an album.
That has always been a goal for me. Well, music, flying (for
God!), racing, golf, etc. There's always a lot of things on
is a MotoGP race going on today and it's recorded so I will
watch it a little bit later. For now I am going to finish
watching the Buccaneers game (we're losing after having a
big lead). The plus side of this weekend is watching the Gators
roll over South Carolina and now we're in a good position
to make a title run. GO GATORS!
a great rest of your weekend!
ending Sunday, October 14th, 2012
worst week in recent memory (not kidding)!!!
you ever had one of hte weeks I've had then you could probably
understand why I am ready to bang my head on my desk (and
others I know want to bang it for me). I like getting things
done, especially when I am told it needs to get done. I realize
I work in an environment that is all production and I am thinking
what they really need to do is let me work an odd shift like
12pm-8pm so that I can get the work done without interfering
with most people. That said, most people with this group are
working all around the world so there really is no down time.
Either way, people are mad at me and I have to deal with it.
That or they'll just ship me out of there -- which I wouldn't
be surprised. They feel anyone can do what I do or that someone
else can take it over.
see what happens. I'm trying not to get it give me heartburn.
I learned a long time ago that you cannot worry or fret because
God always, ALWAYS takes care of things. You just have to
trust in Him. And I do -- very much so. Like I said I should
have been dead 2-1/2 years ago but He had other plans for
me. No matter what happens now I am sure His plans are greater
for me than my own.
of God and Church, we had another great Saturday night service.
Not sure if our Pastor took some comedy lessons but he's becoming
more and more funny so he's keeping everyone intently involved
on the message. Like I said before it is not about entertainment
but you can't have that guy from "The Wonder Years"
putting people to sleep -- LOL! I also got the new tires on
the CBR this weekend but man it took a lot of energy to get
out there and get it done. I've been feeling sick and tired
the last 2-3 weeks so I am hoping that whatever my body is
fighting wins the battle.
that is about it for the week. There is some MotoGP racing
going on later today so I will watch that and I just watched
the Buccaneer game that was great. I was going to get some
work done but my remote connection is dead so I'll talk about
it tomorrow. That is, if I still have a job here! Let's see...
a great week!
ending Sunday, October 7th, 2012
it's been a very, very busy week. By that of course I mean
work-related stuff. Got so much done it wasn't even funny.
Unfortunately for one of our co-workers, his father passed
away earlier in the week. I can definitely empathize with
him because I was his age when my mom died. Definitely praying
for him and his family during this trial. God's plans are
always greater for us than our own so we need to maintain
our faith in Him and that He will make something good out
of what always appears to be the "Valley of the Shadow
for myself -- I have been feeling ill for the past couple
of weeks. I went to the Doctor and they checked me out and
said I was fine. My lymph nodes were going crazy but the last
couple of says or so they have started to settle back down.
This usually happens every five to ten years for me so I sort
of expected it. One thing about my immune system is that it
works pretty well so when the lymph nodes are working that
hard I know that something is up but just to be patient and
let it work itself out. I'm going to take off all next week
from working out and just let my body rest and recover. Probably
get in some extra sleep as well since tomorrow is a "Government
Holiday". I will just relax.
was great as always on Saturday night. It's great to go to
that service as it's the first one of the week for the Pastor
and the crowd is usually smaller. He's been trying to mix
in some jokes and some people aren't used to it yet but I
get them and laugh (not obnoxiously loud, lol). Really do
like our Pastor and yes, I still miss Horizon and Pastor Bob
but this is my home now. It's where God wanted me to be and
I can't complain about anything!
the Buccaneers weren't playing this weekend I did watch the
Gator/LSU game (GO GATORS!). Great game to watch and now Florida
is ranked where FSU was. Haha, Seminoles! I am sure Robert
is having a fit about his team losing but hey, it happens
every year to some of the best teams. It happened a lot last
year to the Gators as well. Earlier in the day I stopped by
my friend's motorcycle shop and ordered some Bridgestone BT-003s
for the CBR. Yes, I know it's getting cold now and I won't
be able to ride until late April or May but I might as well
get the tires before I park it for the winter.
of which this will be the first winter in my own home. Not
sure how I am going to deal with the heating and stuff because
the 3rd floor is always much warmer than the 1st floor. I've
got to talk to the company that built the place to make sure
I have everything set up correctly. Hoping that it snows a
lot this year because I want to actually have a white Christmas!
OH! And I can get a big Christmas tree (no presents, that
isn't what Christmas is about!!) and definitely have friends
over. I still have to set the house up a bit more.
than that I have been studying the ground exam course and
I hope to take the final test in the next few weeks. Then
I can set up the FAA Examiner oral and flight exam and get
this license thing going! WHen the weather is good I'll be
flying as often as I can.
it I think. Hope you had a fantastic weekend and talk to you