It occurs to me that I just sort of vanished without a word. The reality is that life has become rather a bit busy. Right now my family is deeply involved in relocating from one town in our metro area to another. As of 1 July, we will have a new address. I am also in the process of finding a new job. While I do (somewhat) enjoy the clinic I’m presently working in, I need better pay.
In case any have noted, the last I said about my profession was that I was a carpenter. Unfortunately, it did not work out. When the steel shortage hit last year, I was working as a framer, and the framing material I was working with was steel. Given that I was a first year Apprentice, this meant that I was the low man on the totem pole. I was laid off to make room for a Journeyman that was out of work due to the same steel shortage. I’m not mad about it, either.
I had my first career to fall back on, and the shortage of Chinese steel means that my union brothers and sisters in the steel industry suddenly found themselves with a whole lot more work. (Buy American!) The downside is that I took a huge $5/hr pay cut when I accepted the job at the clinic I’m presently working at. In the 11 months I that I have been there, I have built up quite the rapport with coworkers and the sole physician in the office. This translates into good references, and more pay, which I am busily seeking out.
At this time, I really have a lot of difficulty finding enough time to write, so I simply write what I can when I can. The really good news is that I am building quite a treasure trove of new material for future blog posts, as well as creating new opportunities for myself. For example, I am in the process of designing an Apologetics course for my church. This course is being designed from the ground up, and will include much of what I have written about on this blog. I finally get to take all of this stuff and distill it into something I can use to prepare my family for the pitfalls that await us all in the big, bad world.
As time goes on, I will be taking that course and inserting it into the list of working titles I have already developed. If all goes well, I will have much to write about for quite some time to come. My original mission, to sound the alarm, continues. I hope all y’all can join me on the ride, and learn just much as I have. Y’all have a blessed day, and I will be back on once the dust settles and life stops sounding like my kids screaming at each other while being in a room they are not supposed to be in. May the Lord bless and keep all y’all.