Sunday, April 5, 2015

On a Slow Train to Georgia

...or South Carolina, New York, Wisconsin, Austria, Hungary, India... you get the picture.

It's been some time since I've last posted, but a new job has the tendency to do that to pastimes - whether hobbies or journals. I ended up leaving my logistics gig after almost five years of service back in mid-December. There was the usual reasons... a bunch of reshuffling towards the top, lots of folks I respected left the company (including my boss), the offer I couldn't refuse (respected former co-worker a couple jobs ago needing assistance, showing me the money), etc. Of course, there's the saying that one can go "from the frying pan to the fire" and here I am with another troubled project I'm working to get back on the rails.

Long and short is I haven't had the time nor the energy to touch the layouts in the basement. Being on the road Monday-Friday and the irregular weekend certainly puts the damper on things - the little time I have on the weekends not dedicated towards laundry and repacking the luggage goes towards family and the occasional "honey-do's." However, I have been poking around with the layout plans a bit - having downloaded a new layout design CAD program for my MacBook Pro to "fiddle" (pun intended) with the Milwaukee concept a bit while traveling. One has to do something to unplug from the job stress - even if it's just some doodling.

We'll have to see what the future brings as far as job schedule and the like. We just had a bombshell dropped on us with my spouse's diagnosis of MS this past week by her neurologist after comparing three MRI's over the course of the past couple years. She'd been experience absence episodes (possibly seizure-like) over several years, where she drifts off for a spell. They've been coming more often lately, which we had attributed to pre-menopause changes. However, with the definitive MS diagnosis our lives could be changing soon - we'll have to see.

Life can often be like riding that branchlike mixed train - with stops both planned and unplanned - where we have to reassess the timetable we planned our lives to. We don't know where this train is going but we have to trust in the Lord that His steady hand on the throttle will guide us to where we need to be. Knowing that we just need to settle back into our seat and take in the view from our window seat - the rain and the sun - and accept the path those rails (i.e. fate) will take us.

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