Hey guys, I’m sorry the posting’s been pretty light recently. It’s not that I don’t have much to blog about (I actually have several things I want to write about), just that I haven’t much been in the mood for blogging, or have just been way too busy.
As an aside, a lot of what I’ve been tempted to write about lately would involve breaking my longstanding “No Politics” rule, but each time I’ve succesfully managed to talk myself out of it. Very few that enter that dark road of punditry ever manage to escape it’s cruel clasp as it leads them down the soul-devouring road to utter Hackdom. A strange and sad place Hackdom is, where everything is black and white and there is absolutely never any uncertainty, and anyone who disagrees with you (whether you’re from Left Hackdom, Right Hackdom, NeoLib Hackdom, or wherever else) is just as bad as Adolf Hitler. Therein lies madness folks. Run away while you can!
Anyhow…I’m not sure how much time or desire I’m going to have to put thoughts to screen over the next little while. My personal financial situation has been kind of depressing as of late, and that tends to take some of the will-to-blog out of a guy. The company is doing fairly well, it’s just that we’ve been hit with a bunch of extra medical expenses over the past month or two (a black-widow bite for me on Labor Day, Tiff’s surgery back in July, me chipping one tooth and then another within a one month time frame). And even though our insurance at least covered most of Tiff’s surgery, the amount we still have to pay between dental stuff (which we don’t have insurance for), and the spider bite and the surgery will probably come out to more than a month’s pay. To make matters worse, cash has been so tight as of late that I haven’t even had a chance to get the chipped teeth repaired, which means that one is well along its way to needing a root canal, which is going to drive that total up even farther…
On the plus side, as I said, the company is doing fairly well. We’ve been learning far more about how to design and build and control throttle valves than I ever wanted to know, but that project’s finally wrapping up. We’re both getting ready for our demo that we want to do there at the X-Prize cup while at the same time we’re racing to get all of the rest of the vehicle work tied up so we can fly it. We’ll probably have some blog posts next week on the MSS blog about how we’re doing.
Unfortunately, what that all means is that between all the long hours we’re working, taking care of my family, trying to figure out how to honor our financial obligations without racking up a bunch of new debt, and trying to avoid becoming yet another blogger hack, I think it’ll be pretty light blogging over the next few weeks…Which if the past is any indicator of the future, probably means I’ll be blogging up a storm by tomorrow. *Sigh*
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