I’m aware I’m more or less talking to myself here, but fuck it.
Since my last post things have changed a fair bit. I’ve gone from being homeless to living in a rundown trailer to living in a decent apartment. I’ve left one job and started a new one. I blew the motor in the Jeep that I was living in while I was homeless and got a new car. Things are looking much better overall.
As long as I don’t get complacent, I think things will continue to improve.
“I am a cop.
Today I woke up to three text messages telling me about 5 dead police officers in Dallas. I got my uniform on, made my coffee, and went out the door. Like every other day. I drove to the station, and I answered “here” when my name was called in roll call. I loaded my car with gear and I drove to my patrol beat to do my job.
From the second I woke up I mourned the death of my brothers in Dallas, but I do my job like every other day. Though the event in Dallas is in my mind, I am not scared, but I am diligent. I am not alone, either. I have nearly two million brothers and sisters that will come running when they hear my voice on the radio needing help, and I the same for them.
Continuing through the horrendous attack on Dallas police is not borne of bravado, nor of pride, nor of anger. Continuing to go to work is because of a deep seated honor all police feel. We do this job because of love, because of understanding, because of wanting to deliver a service to the world as a whole. This job is not done out of spite, out of feeling small, out of racism, nor is it done to prove a point.
We will all continue to wake up each day, put on our uniform, and go out the door. We will do our job. We will protect the people that speak ill of us. We will answer the call, and we will fight for each inch of righteousness in this world.” ~Anonymous
Stumbled across this video and can’t help but share it. 😄 https://youtu.be/oLt5qSm9U80
It really sucks when you check your account and see plenty of money, go out for a night of fun, then check it a couple days later to see a bunch of stuff has suddenly posted all at once and you are now totally broke.
Just maybe I’ve learned my lesson this time… But probably not.
I spent today working on a little project to add an Aux input to my Jeep’s stereo. I think I had lackluster results. I never got around to splicing the stereo wiring and adding in the input jack thanks to the weather. But for what little bit I did do, I managed to slice, burn and electrocute myself. I spent the rest of the time gaming with my Nephew. So all things considered, it was a wonderful day!
Welp… Here we are several years later. . I’m homeless but not hopeless. I’ve gained a few pounds, gotten a little older, made a few friends, lost a few friends. I still have a WordPress blog that I never post to. Does anyone actually read WordPress blogs though? I mean, it’s handy as fuck when you have your own Web page and want to incorporate this, but WordPress doesn’t really have a social aspect like some other blogging platform do. Oh well. Let’s see if I remember to post something here before 2020.