Friday, November 18, 2005

Weekly Wrap

It has been a slow week. But then what week wouldn't be slow after traveling to Las Vegas, making a bunch of new friends, meeting 2 people who are famous as the best in their field and generally having a great time. On the other hand, I've picked up a nice little cold. That has helped me to slow down and concentrate on what lies ahead.

Mr. C had his operation this week and I am happy to report that he is doing well. There were some options that the doctors were prepared to use if necessary. Each of the options would have either extended Mr. C's recovery time or made a great change in his quality of life. Luckily, they had to use none of the options. Everything went as smoothly as could have been hoped. He should be out of the hospital early next week.

I've also been spending some time thinking about what lies ahead of me. Each of us goes through times when we wish we could just lock everything down and keep life just the way it is. The past couple of years seemed like that to me. The job was good. The house needed attention and I liked doing fix-up. The wife, the friends, church; all good. I could always earn more or have a few more toys, but having things to look forward to is a big part of being happy.

Most of the above is still great. Family is a little sick at this time, but it looks like everyone will recover. The job is a bit rocky and I'm not sure how long I'm going to want to continue in this role I have now. I have so many things that I want to learn and I don't think that is going to happen in my current group. If I can't make this group work, I'm pretty sure I can find something else inside the company (Microsoft) to satisfy me. I've got almost 12 years invested here and I don't want to cash that in just yet.

I'm also looking to design and publish an internet web site for selling photographs. I have had some success in selling some of the prints that I've posted to my other web sites and pictures that I've taken at various events (weddings, poker tournaments). I think it is about time to look more professional. If making it easier to order makes for more sales then I'll take that too.

Gee, if that wasn't enough, me and the wife have been making plans to remodel our kitchen and adding a large sunroom to the house. We've secured the home equity line. Now we need to get someone to help us with the plans.

As you can tell, I'm big on knowing what needs to be done. I'm just not that big on getting things done right now. I guess it is time to make a list and start checking them off.

37 comments:

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tracie said...

I hope all goes well with your remodeling. We just did a ton of it. It is not that much fun..LOL.

I hope Mr.C is okay.

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Afiee said...

Love your blog.
Remodeling is a pita but I always love the results. Hope that goes well for you. A sunroom sounds great.

Hope Mr. C is still doing well!

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I just "next-blogged" over from mine.

I was just in Vegas last week and I had a blast. Of course - I lost my shirt at the MGM Grand Poker Room, but I had fun anyway...

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Stacey said...

Just passing through. Nice blog, remodeling is never fun unless you have someone else do the work.

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dazed said...

Hi there.
We are 5 months deep in remodeling. We are expected to be done by December 15th and right now wit's end would be a good description of where I am at. More than anything, I just want those PEOPLE out of my HOUSE so I can walk around barefoot in my underwear without having to wory about nails in my feet and people watching everything I do. But the house sure looks great. Almost original. Enjoy- come visit my blog sometime.

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A cold from Vegas. Sounds like Bird Flu.

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Dreamspinner said...

A "redneck computer geek"? I thought my husband was the only one. lol
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Maryjane said...

Nice blogg...always look to see what comes next, after mine. They say that remodeling can make or break a marriage....thinking of a movie out about 4 yrs. ago...it was hilarious...they were doing the whole house over. Of course, I can't remember the name of the movie..anyone remember? Maryjane
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