Thought I had truly messed this blog up via WP through Google, but not so on Explorer. Hmmm.
See too that the other blogs I followed are pretty much moribund; guess it really takes an active mind and perseverance to just keep blogging. Some ex-Vox bloggers seem to have moved on to other platforms, Twitter, Instagram, etc., which don’t require the same effort. So perhaps blogging in this form is becoming obsolete, a thing of a not so distant past?
Since the last post.
Did mange to find interment contract work in Central Kentucky up until the end of 2017. Stayed mostly with Son Unit, and despite ‘know it all’ pronouncements by others in my family, we weren’t at each other throats in the end. Partly because I knew his apt. is his space, not mine. Now have not found work since and I’m starting to think that its looking pretty hopeless: couldn’t even get a position as a stocker at a nearby Total Wine store.
He, Son Unit that is, is on the verge of taking a very big step, buying his own house. The rent he now pays is to a point that its cheaper to own a house, and at least in doing so, he’s building equity. The price is by standards here, ridiculously cheap, under 200k. I can’t even come up with what might go for under 200k here, unless you are way, way out in the sticks.
On the other hand this roots him further far away, 580 miles away, meaning we will see even less of him. Sad, but perhaps as I have written before, he didn’t choose basket weaving as a college major, so he’s actually got a job, unlike one of his high school buddies who also graduated 4 years ago too, lives in his parent’s basement and works part time at “Best” Buy.
We passed a milestone too: we now own our house outright, a year early thanks to the benefice of a late aunt. But that doesn’t mean we are out of the woods, we still have property taxes to keep up with and right now its about 7.6k a year.
Keep thinking about traveling back to Japan for a visit, but there’s been something that gets in the way. Right now, maybe fall-ish of 2018? Still wouldn’t mind returning there to work for a few years, and posted my credentials on a local job board. Speaking to some who live there, I get the ‘You can teach English’. Right. Think I can do better than that. I wasn’t made a 係長 at a major Japanese corporation just for my looks.
Wife Unit still works where she does and in the many years she has, ur roles have become quite reversed. I make her弁当’s for her , drive her to work when she’s schedule for a 5 am start time and then pick her up. Thankfully while there might be better health insurance coverage offered elsewhere by another employer, at least we have coverage and thank God its not the nightmare of Obamacare “health insurance”.
And this is a good Segway back into the last post I made. Am happy we have who we have as POTUS and believe this country dodged a very large bullet in repudiation for a second time a bitter, soulless, self-delusional, carpet-bagging former NY Senator and avarious, pathological, serial liar. And given the 2016 election aa year + behind us and yet she still refuses to acknowledge she lost due to her own missteps, only heightens the feeling of relief I have knowing its not her, and her outed sexual predator husband who are in the White House.
Sure this President is disruptive, and this makes many here uncomfortable. But disruption of what is called “The Swamp” is what our political system needs. For those who haven’t yet gotten their minds around what ‘The Swamp’ is, I give you this WSJ article, about the fall of one of the Podestas. The man is a poster child for ‘The Swamp’ and why it needs draining.