08/20/2011 - It has been 9 months since my last post.... written at a time when I must say was a little dark for me.  But you know, it is a challenging time for so many in our country right now with the economy as it is.... don't get me started.  Anyway, shortily after my last post some friends offered to let us move our trailer into their back yard and a short while later I found a job that is paying the bills.  The Lord is so good and faithful... He continues to bless us through our friends and others.

I have been looking for something that pays better but it hasn't happened yet.  I had an interview a few weeks ago and was told they had over a 100 applicants. The rejection letter came last week.  There are a lot of jobs available but nothing that pays very well.  I guess this is why both husband and wife work just to survive.  Winter is just around the corner so I am thinking of what needs to be done to be prepared for it.  Bella is dreading another winter in the trailer and I am not far from that myself.  We just don't have a choice at the moment.

I have to say living in Utah is different than anything I have experienced before.  Perhaps it is just where I am at the moment.  I am working tech support for a web hosting company so for 10 hours a day I am on the phone trying to help people deal with web hosting, email, and billing problems.  Being on the computer all day kind of burns me out so I don't really want to look at a computer when I am off, but it seems I still spend hours playing Farmtown on Facebook.  Work seems so impersonal.  I go in and if anyone is working around me they are usually on a call so there may be a hello/goodbye as people come and go, but there is no time for chatting during the day and 10 hours go by without any kind of interpersonel communication.

Last week we finally came to terms with reality and closed High Desert Technologies.  In my mind it is still on hold, but I don't have the time and we don't have the money to get it going in Utah.  So we called our accountant and she did whatever she needed to do to get us un-registered with the state and we closed the checking account.

For some time I have been thinking about continuing with the blog.  I was going to write a post a couple of months ago but I couldn't get into the Dashboard.  So today I updated the software and fixed the error that was preventing access to the dashboard.   I am totally amazed... the last post I wrote on the technical side of the blog was read 9332 times.   That was just a quick post about Ubuntu 10.04 on my netbook.  Since then two more releases have come out and the next release is scheduled to come out in October.  I am so jazzed with Linux.  Am I anti-Windows?   Well, yes I am.  It amazes me how much Windows users put up with.  When was the last time your Windows machine did a restart to install an update?  It also really bugs me to tell the pc to shutdown and then have to wait 10 minutes for it to shutdown because it is processing an update.

So I have been trying to come up with something to write about.  I don't really have time to research and write about technology.  I guess it will come in time.  When the next version of Ubuntu comes out I'll install it on my PC.  Currently I am running Linux Mint 9 (the current version is 11) and I'll write about that or about installing it on my netbook.  The flip side posts are probably not very interesting to anyone.  Bella asked my why I am doing it... my answer is "because I can".  So if you have made it this far... thanks for listening.

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