Check-in at 40 part two

It is 5:11 AM on Friday, May 11th.

Check-in at 40 part one

In a previous post  mentioned that things were changing and that I felt a new chapter of my life has begun.  The turning of the page has become even more a reality in the past two days which have extended beyond just how I feel and act but soon in what I do for a living.  I’ve accepted a new job and should be starting on June 4th (actual date still being firmed up).  I am going back to the airlines and this was one opportunity where all my requirements to change fell into place:  I’ll work from home, the salary is better, the company is great, I remain in the travel industry and after I’m established can pretty much dictate my own schedule.  I’ll also be dealing with many of the same customers so the transition won’t be too difficult.

Check-in at 40 years old

It is 4:3.0 AM on Tuesday May 8th.  I woke up at 3:30 AM and got all my chores done which were:  throw the compost garbage out, put dishes away, wash dirty dishes, get coffee ready and drink wheat grass.  It sounds like this would only take a couple of minutes but getting it all done takes about 45 minutes.

Journal Entry – 4.28.18

It is 4:30 AM.  I’ve been exercising and going to karate a lot recently and when I have a good workout I will always wake up early, it never fails.  I really did want to sleep more but then thoughts enter my head as vivid dreams fade away and the day starts.

The winds of change are blowing for me.  Of course this made me think of the song “The Winds of Change” by the Scorpions which I’m listening to right now.  Usually I prefer silence when I write in the mornings but this morning I’m making a brief exception.


It is 8:27 PM on Thursday April 26th, 2018.  We had pizza night and I always regret pizza night right after I’ve eaten too many pieces.

I named this post ‘craziness’ due to a couple of thoughts running through my mind.

  1.  Artificial Intelligence

Recently I’ve started doing the jumble in the mornings in The Columbus Dispatch.  This is my hometown newspaper and I used to do the jumble a lot with my study hall teacher Mrs. Hebert.  It started out a little slow but over time I can now figure the daily jumble out pretty quickly although I’m only 50% on the Sunday, harder version.

Journal Entry – 4.23.2018

It is 8:25 PM on Monday April 23rd, 2018.  This is my inaugural post on my new Dell Inspiron 3000 notebook.

I had been accumulating prepaid gift cards and absolutely hate the “maintenance fees” on those so wanted to use them as quickly as possible.   The problem is they can be impossible to use on the internet, or at Costco and I wanted to spend them all at once because I hate jumping through the hoops to check the balance online.  I first gave them to my wife so she could buy clothes but she didn’t find anything.  I then checked to see if I could have the money transferred into my bank but that didn’t work either.  We then thought we could buy a new Blueray player but Best Buy didn’t have any region free versions which is needed since we have Japanese DVDs.