WOW! It has been a really long time since I have been here. I have been working very hard on my graduate degree (Master of Science in Leadership with an Emphasis in Disaster Preparedness and Executive Fire Leadership). I only have a few months left and I can’t wait. I am tired of doing homework and research every night.
My work has changed, I should be working my 8 weeks of days but for some reason they moved some people around and I got stuck in a section that was just finishing their day rotation so I went back to working the evening shift and in a month or so I will be back on the night shift. I am not real happy and I also don’t like some of the people I work with.
I have been looking and applying for different jobs but without my degree it is hard to change fields. I hope to get something though, I am even willing to go down in pay grade for a new job. Several people where I work have been hired to go to England. I wouldn’t mind that but really don’t think my wife would move that far from her parents and with my mom getting up in years I don’t even really like living as far as I do from her. I did get her to come up for Christmas and it was nice having family here for the holidays.
I have watched the news and our world is in a real mess, I truly believe that we are heading for a way in both Europe and the Middle East, and I also feel that our country is heading for a civil war over ultra right-wing religion. If it happens I have my truck and I can make it to get my mom and then head north. Always have to head north were there are supplies of clean water and areas where you can grow root plants such as potatoes. I really need to get my food storage back into shape.
Thats it for now.
Oh, did anyone know we were actually involved in a new conflict? Yes, Operation Inherent Resolve, which has taken 3 more lives.
Total casualties as confirmed by U.S. Central Command: 6820
Deaths by Conflict:
Operation Enduring Freedom :2347
Operation Iraqi Freedom :4403
Operation New Dawn :67
Operation Inherent Resolve: 3
19 year old Marine Lance Cpl. Sean P. Neal