So it has been just over a month since my last short post which, as always, is more due to a tight schedule than a lack of desire to keep friends and family at least partially informed of my life. To keep this short and sweet the reasons of course remain numerous, but the key items are: work, wife, toddler, school, and business.
On work: many of you might have heard about the upcoming split of SAIC into two separate companies. If you haven't there are plenty of articles on the 'net which would give you every bit of detail that you might be interested in. That and a busy early part of the year (partly due to budget cuts, partly sequestration, and partly busy projects) have kept my time in the office well-spent. I remain the Chief Engineer and Technologist, and the scope of responsibilities in the position continues to grow. It's fun, challenging and rewarding ... when it isn't a day of pure paperwork.
By wife; of course I mean Tara. She's doing well, and it's important to me that I spend quality time to visit, talk and just relax with her each day. The same holds true for Aemilia who is now into the toddler stage I suppose (2+ years right?). While she's pushing her boundaries, she's still smart and sweet. I need to get some photos and videos uploaded during my next term break; but her and Tara get my full attention until after dinner.
School is going well. I'm finishing my first quarter of year 2 in my doctorate. It is a lot more work than I had anticipated going into the program, but rewarding and valuable nonetheless.
Business is an interesting subject and is actually Tara's business. For more information on that check her online storefront out at http://www.thevapingshop.com. It's been interesting getting that going with her, and now we await the FDA decision on what they are going to do in the market. The market, which was virtually untapped in the mid-west a mere 6 months ago, is already starting to fill up. Come April 1 we'll know if we can make a full press on the idea - or if it was an idea to early.
And there you have it. The major events and direction life is going right now, we'll keep the site updated as time allows - but we'd love to talk to anyone that wants to give us a call or send an email.