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Update 7.9.15

I've been writing less (and doing other things less too, as I think about it). Summer has started out on the busy side with so many things to think about and take care of at work. I have to admit I have been preoccupied by all the recent stuff going on in my life and those around me and it has affected me somewhat adversely. I think one of the biggest negative things in my life right now is the fact that my boss is seriously ill. In fact, it doesn't get much more serious than what he is dealing with. I feel really bad for him and his family. I also have a bit of uneasiness concerning the future of my job at the place I work. Not so much that I will lose it, but that I may not want to continue working there after the inevitable change takes place. I had previously thought I wold work there until I retired and then maybe do something on my own (a little computer shop) or take some sort of part time job to help supplement my retirement income, I fear that is all going to change or somehow that I may decide to push up my timetable. The thing is that I may need the medical insurance they offer (expensive though it is) if we lose our current coverage.

I have been looking at making some changes and trying to find the right "fits" for me with my time. Perhaps I need to get more involved in a twelve step fellowship I have gone to for many years. In the past, that has always been an effective remedy for depression-- or whatever it is I am feeling these days. I know I have been easy to anger lately (more than usual).

Karen still waits for surgery on her shoulder (the whole thing is a bit ridiculous) to relieve the pain and so she can once again return to the working world.

The grandchildren continue to be a source of joy as we watch them grow up a little quicker than we would like to see. But such is the way of things and it is OK. God is in charge, no matter how much I may fret the future on occasion. That's all for now. I may sound gloomy and full of self-pity, but despite some of the grumblings I have made in this post, I am truly a happy man with a decent job, my health somewhat intact and a great family-- when I stop and give it any serious thought. I hope and pray that you can say the same.

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