Thursday, August 24, 2006

Just like real life

I know I haven't blogged in awhile, I am just picking it back up again after my little vacation. There are so many things here that take up my attention. Just like real life, there are too many things to do. I just started running on a regular basis, have I mentioned how much I hate running. Running everyday, well all most, requires I get up early which means I usually get tired early. So getting up early doesn't really add any time to my day. (here you have to run early in the morning, the alternative is too painful to even discuss)

Then there is still the usual stuff like visiting and counseling and that churchy stuff that chaplains like to do. Oh did I mention solitaire, yea I had to ground myself from playing solitaire. It is too hard to get work done otherwise. Then there is people who just want to hang out, and watch movies or play games (I am guessing you do not want to hear about my work activities again they pretty much don't change and the details that do change I cannot say to much about)

I say all this to say, I get pretty busy around here. I just have to slot in time for the things I find important I guess. Anne tells me that a lot of people had been asking about the blog; and I honestly didn't think that many people read it. sniff: I' touched Seriously I will try and write more of what goes on here from day to day. If it is interesting to me I guess it might be interesting to someone else.

recently I got about 20 boxes of stuff from the Coon Rapids American Legion (not to be confused with the VFW [they hate that]) So my assistant and I are in the process of dividing it up into about 15 neat little piles that we can then hand out to the different units in the Squadron. With of course a little 'chaplain tax' of whatever won't make me too fat. Seriously I will be giving most all of it away except for a box of granola bars I couldn't resist.

So here is the first of many thank you's to the Coon Rapids Legion; and to everyone who supports us.

Monday, August 21, 2006


Just a quick update for everyone. I went home on leave July 4 through the 19th. I got back here a few days later. The travel was exhausting, but worth the trip. I got to see my family and most of my friends. Spent a lot of time in the pool and time playing with Connor. I learned a few things about myself that have changed since I have been here. 1) I like staying home more, which may be a side effect of 2) I don't like to drive as much as I used to. Nothing major just some things I noticed.