This past November I got laid off. It's the second time in two years that it's happened. Last time I was pretty confident I'd find work without a problem. This time too I felt pretty good about my chances to find employment. Canada has a lower unemployment rate than the U.S., and we've got a conservative government and are on the right track nationally (albeit slowly). More importantly, I've got a quality skillset in a specialized field. But things haven't gone as well nationally or personally, as I'd expected and I'm running out of time to find new employment. It's the main reason I haven't been posting as often as normal. So I'm a little worried.
In addition there's been some speed bumps in my new marriage. Not fun, but we are working through it well and hopefully things will work out well for our marriage.
And this week, I attended the funeral of my young cousin who apparently committed suicide last week. It was a shock to the whole family. She was a terrific girl and not someone you'd expect that from. She'll be missed.
In the meantime, the blog will plod along and with any luck will be back in full swing soon. If the posts here are less detailed and interesting than normal at least you'll know why.