Adiós 2013

IMG_2490As 2013 comes to a close and I am enjoying the holiday break, I have managed to get some projects done. One that will be an ongoing project for a while is a shop move. It is just to another space on the property, but it means nearly double the space I had, the inclusion of a restroom, and close access to a fridg and microwave. Sounds great, right. On the down side, I still have the problem of no woodworking bench. I got the last of my stuff moved into the space today, but I have got a long way to go before I can get t some serious woodworking.

Reflecting on the year I have a lot to be grateful for, and I am. A great son and an awesome wife, good friends, an a comfortable place to hang my hat(s). I also got a lot accomplished, I completed my AMT mechanic certificate class and my FAA A&P certificate. I completed my AS in Aviation Maintenance, and I managed to squeeze in my Technician Class Amateur Radio Licence. We also managed to get some other projects done including a built-in wrap-around desk and shelves in my son’s room. There were some smaller projects that we managed to eek out as well.

As a year goes, 2013 had a few curve balls is store for me as well. After I finished the AMT program I was hired to teach part-time for the program. I was there all semester and had a great time teaching. The students all did well, and we accomplished a lot in a relatively short time. I was looking forward to another great semester. Alas, it was not to be, my contract was not renewed. The joys of departmental politics in academia.

I have no idea what 2014 will have in store for me, but I am ready for the challenges. Lets do this!

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