FOR SEPTEMBER 2011
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ending Sunday, September 25th, 2011
of those bad weeks...
have one of those weeks where nothing seems to go right? That
would be the best way to describe how the last week or so
has gone. I definitely don't like when I mess something up
and I think people who know me know that I don't ever mean
to do something that lacks morals or ethics. We're just people
and we're fallible -- and sometimes -- mistake prone. I know
that for sure about myself and I'll always be the first to
admit it. I don't think I am better than anyone else that
is for sure.
now that has been said, I did get to fly this weekend. First
time I've flown in almost a month due to just having bad weather.
Granted we were not able to do stalls (I guess that comes
next week) but we did get to do some pattern flying and practicing
landings. I needed that because I am really, really rusty.
You have to do the stalls which I assume is coming when we
have better weather. After that the instructor said he would
sign me off to do some solos (which I need to do). Hopefully
by then we can do some cross country flying and then I'll
take the ground and FAA test and be done :)
else is ok and I wish I had a bunch of great things to talk
about but again, this isn't San Diego so things are much more
quiet and slower. That's ok and I am not complaining, that
is for sure. There is a Buccaneer game on today at 4pm (I'm
so used to PST not EST lol) so I am looking forward to relaxing
and watching the game.
did not have a chance this weekend to check out the new Church
but I have promised myself I will go asap. I did get to listen
to Horizons this weekend and I am sort of caught up with Pastor
Bob's messages. The next time I get to come home I will definitely
get to a service there and maybe one in OC.
you all had a great weekend and let's pray for GOOD things
for others and then for yourselves. Amen to that!
ending Sunday, September 18th, 2011
the VA weather... not!!!
is up with the weather in VA?! Seems that it rains here all
the time, well at least every time I want to go flying, lol!
When I first got here it was freezing cold (could have snowed
at any time) and then it got extremely hot. It rained so much
last week that they even broke a record here (like 7-8 inches
of rain). Can you imagine how much snow that would be if it
was winter-time here?! LOL. They say it doesn't snow much
here around Christmas time but that it does a lot during January-February
(guess getting here in mid-March was a great idea!). Well
I hope the weather is nice at least through November when
I plan on flying back to Florida for Thanksgiving!
week at work was busy as ever. There are some new technologies
being used (for me at least) that is taking me time to learn.
We even had the vendor out here and they couldn't fix the
problem. Me and a friend think that it's the network so on
Monday we're going to talk to the boss and see if we can get
that ironed out. As soon as we get this working I will move
over to "operational support" (right now I am in
engineering) for the array so that will be good. It'll be
nice to be in daily management mode for once :)
else is going OK. I am going to ask for some advice about
McClain Bible Church. Someone else recommended it to me but
I want to get some advice from "Elders" on what
they think about this Church. It'll be my first new Church
here in VA which has taken me a lot longer than I thought
it would. When I moved to San Diego it didn't take me long
to find Horizons -- and I still watch the weekly sermons online
(if you can't be AT Church it's still good to have that connection
to a Pastor you know and like). If this one works out that'll
be great because they also have Saturday services which I
am more comfortable with.
I got to watch the Aragon MotoGP race. Ducati is really hurting
this year. I am not even a Ducati fan. I root for Nicky Hayden
and always have so I'd like to see him on a more competitive
bike. It'd be great to see him back at Honda but he has to
go where the opportunities are (much like what brought me
here to VA!). I also watched the Buccaneer game today which
was ticking me off for the first half of the game. Man this
team is really raw compared to last year but I think they'll
do ok. I mean they won but just barely and they should be
rolling over other teams. LOL
think that is about it for the week. I hope you have been
as blessed as I have been my whole life. I didn't even have
a relationship with God until six years ago and I feel like
there is still a lot for me to learn and a lot of catching
up to do. I also need to write back to the child I am supporting
in Bolivia. Got a letter from her last week so I need to write
her back and ask what she wants for Christmas :)
a great rest of your week!
ending Sunday, September 11th, 2011
Time of Remembrance
Sunday September 11th, 2011. It's been 10 years since the
September 11th, 2001 attacks. Do you remember where you were
and what you were going that day? I sure do, just like I remember
where I was when the Space Shuttle exploded on takeoff in
1986 (guess I'm getting up there in age, eh?!). There were
many lives lost -- and many heroes as a result of their selfless
efforts to save others. God has a plan for us all and it's
sad that this Country wants to put God in the back seat and
do the driving on their own. Very, very sad. Take some time
out of your day to thank God, to remember those lost, to remember
the people who defend our Country and those who sacrificed
themselves to save others. Thank you.
I watched a lot of the 9/11 coverage on TV and now am watching
the Buccaneers vs the Lions and this is just a bad way to
start the season being down by two TDs in the last quarter
of the game. It's only the first game of the season and the
Bucs never play very well at home. I mean, really, nobody
is showing up to the game and watching it on TV I hear the
opposing team fans yelling "Let's go Lions". Come
on, really?! Tampa, SUPPORT YOUR TEAM AND GET TO THE GAME!
night I listened to the Horizon's service which is always
great. I love Pastor Bob and his message is always poignant
and moving to me. He brings out points in the bible that we
need in our lives. One of the biggest yesterday was "Less
of me, more of you, God" and I think we can all learn
a lot from that. Don't mean to get on a high horse here but
you get my point. Keep your faith in the Lord where it should
always be -- and let your life serve as a beacon to others.
else going on this week. It's still been nothing but rain
and more rain all this week and last (which means my DirecTV
doesn't work, sometimes at all!). So I'll go back to watching
the game shortly after I finish this blog, provided the it
stops raining and I actually get some reception. Since the
weather has been so bad, no flying and no riding but hoping
to be able to get back in the saddle later this week.
the rest of your Sunday and God Bless you all! :)
ending Sunday, September 4th, 2011
weather = boring time at home...
Veteran's Day weekend to everyone. Hope you had better weather
than we had this week. It's just be dreary and raining so
I couldn't do much but veg at the house. I'd rather have been
hanging out at the East Coast version of Six Flags but that's
sort of how things go when the weather is bad. I did get to
watch a lot of racing so that was good. It was the last weekend
for AMA (Go Eslick!), the WSBK races and then the MotoGP race
least I wasn't that bored. Got a lot of chores done but I
don't think I was out of the house all weekend. I was supposed
to do some stalls and such with my flights but all those were
cancelled due to the weather. We're going to try for Thursday
afternoon and see if that works. Also took off Friday from
the gym and am taking tomorrow off as well.
watched the Horizon Online service this weekend as well so
that was great. It's always great to keep in touch with my
roots back home when I am such a "stranger in a strange
land" so to speak, haha.
really isn't that much to add. I mean, work is going great
and I did get to go the Bucs vs Washington game on Thursday
night. Had a lot of fun and really the Washington fans were
pretty nice. I mean it was a pre-season game after all and
I do love going to the games. I can do without all the traffic
though. What a mess that is, lol. Lots of tailgaiting going
on as well but you know, it's a good way for people to hang
out, talk and have fun. I'd like to see more talk about Chistianity
but I know not to presss it on others. I may pass on the good
news but it's up to them and God to work it out. You can't
make people believe, they have to come to their own conclusion.
you have a great week and talk to you later!