Been About a Year, Still Good!

LIGLogoWell, I was taking a look at the website (Something I have been very lax at doing) and realized that it has been almost a year since my last Life Is Good post. Well, here it is.

Now Sandy and I could use our website as a platform to broadcast all of our problems and dislikes, but that very very anti-productive. Everyone has problems. Why would someone want to read up on someone else’s problems? Nah. That’s one of the big reasons why I’ve effectively sworn off Facebook, Twitter, etc. Too many people just being petty, childish, self-centered and drama queens. Then there’s the bona-fide jerks. Like the loosers trying to hack our server. Beefed up the security, changed the port numbers, etc. Good luck, morons!

Clanloman has made some significant strides toward the goal of being debt free and then moving on up to something less urban. Debt is such an incredibly destructive thing. Hard to get out of some financial holes once you’ve dug them. Thank God I’ve still got my health, a great job, a wonderful wife, kids and family, as well as a brick and mortar home to call my own. So many people we know have so much less, and I feel bad for them. Well, the ones who didn’t get there by constant irresponsible behavior at least.

Kids are growing like weeds and it’s a struggle to keep them fed and clothed. Wowzers can they tear through clothes! On the note of clothes, our washer died a spectacular death recently. It quite literally flew apart! So off to Lowes went Clanloman to spend $500 that we weren’t expecting to spend. It was *almost* worth it to hear the exclamations of the Lowes Delivery Guys as they hauled the pieces of the old washer away. Ha!

Currently 75% of my offspring are interested in computer programming of some sort. Ruby, Python, Java, C/C++. They’re ‘sampling’ a bunch of stuff, including online frameworks like Scratch from MIT. It’s actually kind of nice to be able to sit down with the kids and talk on a pseudo professional level about Computer Science…. AND THEY ARE ACTUALLY INTERESTED!

I’ve grown quite accustomed to their normal response of, “You done talkin yet Dad?” So needless to say, this recent development of interests in CompSci makes me a very happy guy.

Well the wife and I are getting along smashingly. It’s crazy that even after almost two decades together nearly every day, we’re still best friends. Closer now than ever before, to be honest. Ya know, mushy things like finishing each other’s sentences and laughing at the hundreds of inside jokes we’re developed over the years.

It’s okay to be jealous. 😉

All my copious quantities of hobbies and pet projects I have going continue to creep along, both fueled and derailed by some form of ADD. Of course I’ve never actually been diagnosed, and I don’t think I really do have ADD, just a lot of things on the ‘WANNA-DO’ list and only 24hrs in a day to do them. I’ve got two novels in the works, a PC/Android game as well as some hobby electronics products I’m working to bring to market. Eventually they’ll start to get completed. Eventually.

And that’s all I can really think of for this unofficial ‘yearly’ post. I suppose I should work on posting more often. It’d be good for my composition skills. Yeah. Or something.

Cheers!!

 

P.S. In the interest of full disclosure, we here at clanloman.com are doing what nearly every other website does and we log IPs. We also Geolocate those IPs, so we know (more or less) who is hitting our site. Friends, family, and acquaintances both current and estranged. So.. here’s a shout out to Idaho, Florida, SoCal, Ohio, and Perth!

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