Of course, times have been anything but lazy since you all last heard from me, oh, three months ago. Things have been hectic and blogging has been a low priority. From the top down:
I am now engaged: Stephanie, God knows, why, said yes, and we will likely be getting married next spring or summer, whenever we finish the school year. This means I am going to be moving north and living in Birmingham, taking classes at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Stephanie is getting back into the classroom after a two-year hiatus and will be in a nursing program. We are going to be extremely busy.
Birmingham means I am leaving my well-beloved Gulf Coast (the waters anyway. I despise Mobile and everyone in it.) As a consolation, I will be taming the whitewater and rapids of the state's northern rivers. If I can handle sea kayaking, a little Class III action should be a piece of cake.
Since we will be living on or near some of Stephanie's family's property, she's going to be putting my butt on a horse a bit more often. What does Sheebah think?
Are you fucking kidding me? Fatass.
School has gone well; now that I'm no longer rotting in retail hell, I don't have to study until 2 am anymore and am doing incredibly well. I don't even have to hit the sauce to tolerate calculus anymore. Might even scrape an A. Hopefully I can build my GPA back up from last fall's debacle so that I have a good strong showing to take to the College of Engineering at UAB next spring. I'm going to be moving north right after fall finals, so I'll have just a couple of weeks to get settled in before starting classes again.
Money (or at least the terminal shortage of it) has put a stop to my ambitions with the Toronado again. Going to tow the fucker north and carry on when I can. Hopefully one of my in-laws to be can grant me a bit of garage space to press on.
Let's see how things shake loose. Nice to see y'all again.