Sorry it has been so long without any updates (wow! almost a month!). I have had a lot on my mind lately - my job is going away at the end of May and I had Hernia surgery on 3/25. For the last week or so I have been recuperating at home and hope to be back to my old self in another week.
The job situation is very weird. Ordinarily you would expect that I would be very concerned about no longer having a job - but I'm not. You see, my wife just got her LPN license and has started her career as a nurse. She makes more money than she has ever made. This means that I do not need to work (full time) in order to keep the same standard of living. This has opened many new doors for me. The first is the ability to return to school and finish my degree. I started my degree program in 1992 and in 1996 I had a nervous and financial breakdown. Since then I have only been able to finish one class. I only need 26 more hours for a B.A. in History.
The other positive is I no longer have to work in the IT field to make a living. After nearly 10 years of help desk work and several more as a Tech I am ready for a change. Now I just need to decide what to do with my degree (once I get it)...
More later, I promise!