It has been a while since my last post and so much has happened; I just wanted to provide a quick update to both my readers to assure them I am still alive.
I retired from the Navy on July 20 (pictures coming soon), headed out to California to live and am waiting on both job interviews and for confirmation from my future landlord that I am not a psychopathic wierdo who will destroy her house during my rental.
I must say that the one thing that has made me happy in the last few weeks of being in CA is the driving. First, I am able to actually drive for an hour and make some good time. Hawaii has the slowest, most inattentive drivers I have ever seen (cleverly disguised as Aloha Spirit) and it is such a thrill to drive with people who know how to merge into highway traffic, understand how to let people in, use thier blinkers to change lanes or turn, and use the lanes properly for the speed they are driving. Some things in paradise just aren't the worth the hassle.
I am digging this retirement thing...