Archive | July 2009

Weekend :-\

So had a not so great weekend.  Left work at noon on Friday to get ready for my uncle’s calling hours.  I hate getting the “oh you’re so lucky you get to leave at noon” you know I’d rather be at work then to have to leave early for that.  As I was getting my clothes together I get a call from Lee.  Her step mother has breast cancer…talk about a double whammy.  Not only did my uncle die but now we find this out.  You’ve got to be kidding me.  If it isn’t one thing it’s another :-\.  I guess that’s one of the pitfalls of having a family as large as our…4 sets of parents tend to make thing complicated in the first place, like “who are we going to see on thanksgiving” and such.

I’m feeling a little overwhelmed with life at the moment.  All  these bad things going on and I just feel so emotionally drained.  I feel like I have to be the strong person.  I’m not used to that.  I’m always the sensitive one.  I guess that time in my life has passed and now I must be the rock.  The sound footing that people can stand on.  It’s fitting since that what my middle name is Greek for :-).

~Xurvis

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Wow I just realized that’s it’s been a month since my last post.  Sorry about that.  I’ve had a crazy time at work and a lot going on at home so not much time for the bliggity blog.

Well where do I start on the updates? We changed ISP’s in the beginning of July.  This is something that I was rather uneasy about.  I didn’t know how the current network was laid out and all the little nuances of it.  There were a lot of issues that I thought would come up that weren’t a problem and there were a lot of issues that came up that I never even thought about.  After about 30 extra hours of working we’re back to about 99% of where we were before the change.  Everyday operations are back to normal and there is peace among the kingdom.  The whole experience taught me a lot about what I didn’t know I knew and I learned a lot of stuff.  I now know how most of the networking works.  Just a few little things escape me like the way the old system is networked in on switches the likes of which I’ve never seen before.

On the home front Lee has started her free grad class.  Well actually she’s about half way through now.  It seems to be a lot of work since it’s a 15 week course condensed down into 6 weeks.  He’s got about 100 pages of reading to do after each class.  Speaking of home work.  I have home work for the first time in about 6 years LOL.  I’m taking the leadership class at church.  It’s very interesting to look at the leadership of the church with a new perspective.  I’m very excited about the class I’m learning a whole bunch and trying to see myself as a leader is an interesting thing as well.  I’m able to see what areas I need to work on and which areas I’m doing well in.

On a sadder not my Uncle passed away recently.  The funeral services are this weekend so my family is preparing for that.  Lee and I have been asked to do a short worship set for the funeral service on saturday.  I need to put a band together for that.  Uncle Jimmy played bass so we are doing the set with out a bassist to show how empty the sound is and how not he world is similarly empty with out him.  We shall see how that goes.

In the interest of time and your sanity I’ll cut this post a bit short so that you aren’t completely bored of my life (most of you probably are lol).  I’ll try to update a bit more regularly.  Keep in touch and God Bless

Xurvis

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