“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”

"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Brief reappearance

Wow - the 'net here tonight is working at a blazing-fast 11kbs - about four times what it's been for the rest of the week, so I'll try to get a quick post going. When you long for even dial-up speeds you know it's bad... And of course, the hotel says there's nothing they can do & swears really they do have a high-speed connection.

My week was fortunately much better than my poor wife's - she is stuck dealing with illness, sick children, work and all the other stuff alone, while I'm out here. Send the poor woman some help folks! Wishing I was home to help and have time with her and the munchkins, trust me.

Class for the week has gone well, although keeping me busy. Lots of studying and all that this week, with next week being a lot of practicals - outside enjoying the sun and hoping not to get too stressed by things. Sorry, can't go into much more detail than that on things...

Per diem is a wonderful part of trips - in that I get spoiled eating out every night (and even found one place which made a steak even I consider good!) On the other hand, dang I miss my kitchen and cooking!

Got my old, fat lazy butt up today with a coworker & went for a nice 3 1/2 hour hike up in the mountains. Some good time outdoors, sweat and effort which I definitely needed and appreciated. Certainly a much better way to spend my Saturday than a lot of other options.

Not sure how the connection will stay, so will post again as I can.


Chad said...

So where's the class at? I ask because I'm at the foot of a very prominent mountain range...

Captain Tightpants said...

Cumberland Plateau/Appalachian area - not my Rockies, but I'll take what I can get.

Home on the Range said...

I finally got a chance to review the powerpoint for you. It's up at G Mail. NICE JOB!!!