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It's been a hell of a long week. One of my co-workers died Tuesday evening at home. Nothing remarkable, he just sat down on his couch and died. I'm going to miss having him around the shop.
Wednesday was Veteran's Day. My company provided a catered lunch to all of us veterans who work there, a gesture that moves me to tears...
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3 and a half years until I can retire from the National Guard. That time cannot come soon enough. I really don't know if I can stick it out that long. It's probably not PC for me to say this, because as a 16 year veteran I'm supposed to be super-dooper hoaah and patriotic and stuff but: I hate being in the...
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I just got home from Annual Training about 9 pm last night. So glad to be home! Now comes the next part, packing up everything to get it moved this weekend. Thankfully I got to be home a day earlier than was originally projected, so I have more time than I thought I would.

Overall, Annual Training was pretty good. It was frustrating in some...
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I'm heading out this morning to make up some drill time and then Saturday I'll be gone for the rest of August doing my Annual Training for the Ohio Army National Guard. When I get back, I'll immediately be moving in to packing all of my stuff up and moving it into a new home. This one will be closer to work...
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