Personal notes and updates
I've also been involved in a lot of personal shit of little real note to anyone not in my close personal circle: tonsil surgery, in combination with uvulo-palatopharyngoplasty, and if that's not enough to look up on wikipedia, also an out-fracture of the turbinates. That took a bit to recover from, and then 5 days after the surgery, I had an artery rupture in my throat and had emergency cautery and extra stitches put in to control the bleeding. Not such a great day, that.
In more positive developments, I've been working on my public safety credentials. Two First Aid/CPR classes: Emergency First Responder and Diver's Alert Network first aid and CPR for professional SCUBA divers. Then we had Psychological First Aid for Disaster victims, Some FEMA courses (http://www.training.fema.gov) in Disaster planning, continuity of business, and emergency response, My Emergency Rescue Divers International Level I course, and now I'm working on my ERDI Contaminated Water Operations course, and on getting my Ham Radio Technician's license.
Even a venture into entrepreneurship, with a little side biz I'm trying to start.
Meanwhile, real life continues apace; with work, family, and relationship.