New Year, Old Issues

I can’t believe I haven’t written anything since September. I know time flies, but really, this is ridiculous. I’m not going to make excuses for it, I’m just a little surprised.

You may be asking yourself, “What the heck has Andy been doing for the last 4 months?” If that’s the case, you really need a hobby or something. But, if the best hobby you can come up with is reading this blog, well, here you go…

I’ve been obscenely busy not working. I’ve recently come to the conclusion that I’m just not going to look for a job for a while. The market is slim at best, I’m still not sure if I could even go back to my old career and there’s plenty to keep me busy around the house. Granted, there are projects that simply aren’t going to happen when it’s -20° outside, but just sweeping up all the salt is enough to kill a few hours a week.

Of course, we still need money. If you’ve figured out how to get around that, please, let me know. Fortunately for me, I can make more money playing these days than I could with a real job. Unfortunately for me, “more” still means “not that much.”

In other news, the struggle to overcome back pain continues. I’m now taking some pretty scary anti-seizure meds and I’m meeting with a surgeon in a couple weeks to see if a trip under the knife will help. I’m still feeling a lot better than I did 6 months ago, but I’m still living a fairly limited lifestyle.

OK, that’s all for now. I know, I know, this was a pretty dry entry, but I just wanted to shake off the cobwebs. Deal with it.