Good evening everybody. It’s 5 PM here in Richmond. I am taking the opportunity to write this here at work because, well, it’s really slow. I know I said I’d write more, and I have been slacking on that. It’s mostly because I don’t feel like anything specatcular is happening right now. I am essentially living life like everyone does. One day at a time. But my mom asked me to write again, and we all know that if mama ain’t happy, no one is.
Ok, so here’s what I’ve been up to since the last time I wrote. I am out of training at work and on the floor. I like the job so far. Can be a bit stressful at times (can’t they all?) but the people I work with are great and every one is super helpful if I have a question. And I have quite a few. Most of the time I am just confirming that what I thought I needed to do was the correct process. So we’re good there. I am working the evening shift, which I like. It pays a bit better and things are just a bit more laid back. My position here is High Value Disputes. So disputes for customers who spend a LOT of money with us each year. It’s interesting to see how people spend, for sure. The term “living simply” doesn’t even enter their vocabulary. Of course, at one point of my life, I wanted to be just like them. I wanted the great paying job and being able to buy whatever I wanted, whenever. it’s the American dream, right? Now, that’s entirely less of a priority for me. I used to want the new car. Heck, I BOUGHT the new car. Even when I really couldn’t afford it. Now, I just purchased a car for $800.00. A 1989 GMC Jimmy (the little one, for those of you who knew there were two sizes of them). It only has 130,000 miles, so pretty happy about that. Needs some work, but I think I can do most of it. As long as it can get me to and from work and the occasional longer trip, I’m ok.
Personally, I am doing fairly well. I found a church here in Richmond I have been attending semi-regularly. I check out other churches, but keep ending up back at this particular one. Mechanicsville Christian has some great pastors (at least the ones I’ve heard) and are very theologically sound. Not the friendliest place so far, but hopefully that will change. I believe I will end up there for the short term. It’s nice it’s only 5 minutes from my house, too. Most every church I have attended since I was 18 was at least a 20 minute drive. This is a welcome change of pace, for sure.
**We interrupt this (not at all) regularly scheduled blog to inform you I am an UNCLE!!! My brother is the proud papa of a baby boy named Matthew Joseph!! I just got the text from my dad. baby is 21″ long and 9 lbs.
Ok, let’s see what else is new. I was dating a really awesome girl for a while, but we realized we want different things in life. We broke up and it was the most civil break up I’ve ever had. We remain friends and I am still thankful to know her. Oh, and the bar has officially been raised for future ex-girlfriends. I received a couple of lovely parting gifts from her. She had a spare dvd player and I needed one, so she gave it to me. She also got me the Who Wants to be a Millionaire DVD game. She thinks (and I agree0 that I should re-try out for the show. So I’ll get practicing and try again inext season.
OK, I think that’s it. I should go back to work….