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Sunday, June 14, 2009

You Never Know Where Life Will Take You

Little did I know when I made my last post that I'd be gone for so long. Life is funny like that.

Bruce lost his job in March and it really knocked both of us flat. God has been good and one month later, he had a better job, with a bigger defense contractor (Lockheed Martin), doing something he enjoys tremendously, for a lot more money. Essentially, he gets to think deep thoughts, investigate various issues on the classified part of the military's Internet, and talk about cool stuff. Seriously. He even works for a command with a cool name, the "Navy Lessons Learned Office." Considering that most military commands have strange names like NAVSUBTRACENPAC, COMSUPAC, SIMA, MARMAC and other esoteric abbreviations, it is nice to work for a place that sounds just like what it is.

In any case, it is a lot better than the Carcass Tracking Unit in Hawaii which was the most unappealing military name I've ever encountered. I don't even want to know what they did there.

The odd thing is that it has taken us quite a bit of time to get back on track. This unexpected change was terribly disorienting and we feel as though we are just getting back to normal these many months later.


Debra said...

So great to see you back here, Anne! And I love where you work--gorgeous. Regarding Starbucks...heh... I've not been to one in years and yet they did have an effect upon my life, too. I would ask myself, "Why do I love to come here?" and the answer was always, the ambience. So I went home and created a similar atmosphere in my home and I learned how to make a great cup of coffee (decaf, even). And now I have my little bit of Starbucks in my own home, especially here in our new dining room with the nifty gold on the walls and our lovely bay window and my Big Band music (or classical if I want). And all for oh-so-cheap, too. :) But I know what you mean--for lots of years I craved the ambience of such places and the company of others, too and I loved to people watch and just sit there and absorb it all. But I only do that occasionally now and those times are special. But coffee times in my own home are more special now, I think. :) But again, I do know exactly what you mean! Welcome back! Please don't leave us again for so long, ok?....Debra

Judy said...

I've missed you!