I started this with the idea that I could post something every single day even if it was simple, like my workouts, but alas, life has a way of getting in the way. The last couple of weeks I have been busy, both at work itself and at home, and that has kept me from doing anything here at all.
Work has been busy, I have lots of items which have come in recently for review and I am trying to get something ready for authentication (approval) which is time consuming because I am running through a checklist which the contractor who wrote the book should have used or run through on their end. And then it doesn’t help that I work from 630AM till around 330PM (I get up at about 425 every morning), which also causes the loss of about 45 minutes of my day on either end for travel time to work and also back home. Once I get home, it is time to workout; I lose about another hour of my day there, and we don’t eat dinner till after we workout. I might get about 2 hours of time to relax in a day at this point if I am lucky and honestly most days it sucks incredibly. The funny thing is I go to work so early to have more time for me at the other end of the day, but my wife forgets that work is only 8 hours a day, which is why I don’t leave till 330, otherwise quitting time would be 3 and we would be home before 4 and have more time. Convincing her of that is my next big thing.
Other things on the work front, I am a gov’t contractor, and also right now I have the chance to become an actual gov’t worker, albeit on a temporary basis for 6 years which leads to being made a permanent employee after 2 years. The problem with this is sometimes I am not sure I really want to do this, I have been a contractor for nearly 18 years, and though it sucks at times it isn’t that bad, because there is always work. I think part of it is I don’t want to be stuck doing the same thing I am now; I want to move on from it to something else, something where I am back in charge again, which hasn’t been for a while. What makes this decision harder is that I had a former boss who started her own company approach me with something that looks potentially cool and well better than if I took the gov’t gig. I have much to weigh in all this, and you know making choices you are always afraid what if I make the wrong one. I know one thing, if I could get into it and make the same money I do now, would love to work in the firearms industry in some capacity or another, but not so sure that will happen, though I would love for it too.
Oh, on the side of cool stuff, bought another new gun, actually two, but the second one won’t be in my hands for a couple of months. The magic of layaway. Traded my Glock G19 Gen 5 for an FNH FN 509, which I just loved so much more. And then yesterday pulled the trigger on a replacement for the 19, which will be an M&P 9 2.0 Compact from Smith & Wesson. It just fits my hand so much better. Another cool thing I will do is next weekend I will be an RO (Range Officer) for a GSSF (Glock Shooting Sports Foundation) match up in NJ where I am from. Not sure if I am going to get to shoot the match or not, but I hope to, if not all good.
Ah yes, that is it for the bitching for now. Today is an early day from work, thank goodness as I need it.
I will have to make it a point though from now on even if I don’t have time to write anything witty or worthwhile I just write something as that was part of the deal with this to write, and keep writing till at some point I get used to it to a point I can get this novel in my head out on paper (LOL, who uses paper anymore).