Well folks it's been a while since I've posted regularly and for those interested I've decided to share a condensed update of the past six to eight months.
I was blessed to be offered a position with a good company at the highest base pay I've had thus far, and with it the opportunity for a great deal of overtime. This means that I've been working between 50 and 60 hours a week and when you add drive time I have over 14 hours a day five to six days a week tied up in work.
The first thing I did with this new job was re-enroll in Grad School. I'm only taking one class this semester but am finding that quite challenging with my work schedule. For instance, I have four books for this class and blocked out seven hours for assigned reading last week only to finish less than half. I also have four writing assignments in process at present, and will not get into percentage complete on those. :P
Next, and the reason I work so much is to try and clean up a mess I got in while unemployed. I wrote a check for nearly three thousand dollars to clear up a credit card that went bad debt.
Couple this with my 14 year old car that had nearly 300,000 miles finally dieing, so I bit the bullet and bought a newer vehicle. I must say after not having a car payment for years, a car loan of 14K has me concerned to the point of panic should overtime dry up, or God forbid I hit another employment hiccup.
Someone once said that life happens while your making plans to do something else. I wonder where the months went and hope that I've made enough forward progress to offset the time lost from family, friends, and this site.
In hopes of not becoming a lurker in my own cyber home,