Sunday, September 6, 2009
I've looked at other couples that we've known over the years and watched how their love has withered and died. I wonder, what did they do wrong and what did we do right? It really isn't hard to keep love alive. I guess the main thing is to not to be selfish and not to take your partner for granted.
I look at my one brother. From what I heard, he and his wife argued a lot. They had their share of fights and problems. Recently, she suffered from a stroke and is now in an assisted living facility. He's going through hell, of course as would I if it happened to me. What I'm trying to get at, is when he looks back at the times with his wife, does he have any regrets about the fights that he had?
I am thankful every day that in all that years that we've been married, I can count on one hand the number of arguments that Sarah and I have had. I know that I feel more complete when she is with me and even if we are not doing something together, there is still this wonderful connection that exists between us and is almost tangible.
So we're going to celebrate this afternoon. I think we'll go to The Olive Garden for lunch. We've done that a few times before and it was always fun. I'll update this evening after we come back.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
We are now going through the process of getting the old trailer off the lot and getting the new one in. Right now we are dealing with the banks and the insurance company and the campground to make this happen. We were rejected by one bank because we made 'ONE' late payment over a year ago. Fortunately, the second bank was a lot more lenient. I guess our money dosen't stink as bad to them. We also had to have the campsite checked because the new trailer is larger. Now we are arranging to have certain trees cut down to make room for the new trailer.
Sarah is already getting items for the new trailer and packing older dishes, cookware and glasses for when we move in. So things are moving along well for now. We are still waiting for the trees to be cut down, and hopefully, the campground and the dealer will inform us when the old trailer will be moved out and the new trailer moved in. Unfortunately, the campground only allows this on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. So we'll have to take a day off from work and get up there really early because they move them between 8 and 12 noon.
A few weeks ago we went back up there to remove the deck that is against the old trailer. That's me standing on the deck before I cut it up into pieces so that I can take them to the dumpster. That also include the stairs that I put on the deck so that we could get onto it safely. It took most of the day, but the deck is now out of the way and the ground has been cleared a bit to make room for the new trailer.
That's where we stand right now. Part 2 will continue and hopefully finish the story
So who am I? Well, I'm a 55 year old guy, who is happpily married for 34 years to this amazing, wonderful woman. She is my soul mate and I am so amazed that she has wanted to share a good portion of her life with me. I couldn't be happier in that respect.
My job? My job title is PC Configuration Technician. In other words, our company is a VAR, a "Value Added Reseller". We buy computers directly from HP or IBM or Dell, and then sell them to another company. We will also install a different operating system and applications onto the buyers' PCs so that they don't have to go to all the trouble of doing so. Before that I was a PC Technician that worked for HP and fixed PCs and printers for J.P. Morgan/Chase in the city. During that time I was stationed in the Wall Street area. I did that job for 12 years. And before that I worked for 22 years at Grumman Data Systems, before it became Northrup-Grumman. I was mainly a computer operator during that time, when computers were huge, monstrous mainframes. So for most of my adult life, I've been working with and around computers.
Intertests and hobbies? Well I have a few. Since I am such a computer geek, it's no surprise that I was always fascinated by PCs when they became available. I started with a TRS-80 back in 1976 and worked my way up to that Atari 800, Atari ST and then a long line of Intel based computers to right now. I have a machine that I built myself and customized to my liking. I love computer games and one of my favorites is World of Warcraft. I have a number of characters on it but my 2 main characters are a Level 73 Gnome Mage and a Level 73 Human Warlock. I'm still having lots of fun with WoW, but I like to switch off every once in a while and play Lord of the Rings Online. The graphics are gorgeous and it has a more relaxed feel to it.
I also play console games and over the years have collected a number of consoles to play them on. We have all three current gen consoles at home, (Wii, PS/3, Xbox 360). My son likes the action games and right now is playing Red faction - Guerilla. I like to play turn-based RPGs. Right now, I'm trying to get into Cross Edge. I'ts a pretty tough game. I just need a good block of time to get the controls down right.
Finally, one of my favorite hobbies is watching and collecting anime. For those of you that don't know, anime is Japanese animation. If you've ever seen Speed Racer, you've watched anime. I have a very large collection of over 470 DVDs. If you would like to see what I have, click here: http://www.invelos.com/dvdcollection.aspx/Elgion For those of you that also watch anime, you're welcome to comment or ask questions. I have a large backlog of disks I haven't watched yet and I will be giving short reviews as I watch them.
So that's me in a nutshell. You'll be finding out more about me as I post. I'll be putting up more stuff later, but right now, I have some work to do around the house.