"These days are growing colder now
The light is growing dim
August was a heavy month
And now the nights are drawing in"
<--- Bob Geldorf - Lyrics --->
(+) My son has a job now [whoopee!]
(-) Adam moved out of the house [no more workout partner]
(+) I'm still losing weight and feeling good
(-) I blew the engine on my truck [... goodbye old girl, you served me well...]
(+) I replaced the truck with a new 'business-class' sedan
(+) My best friend from St. Louis came to town for a visit
(+) Both of my 'adopted daughters' came by for a visit [love them!]
(+) We had another (different) family reunion - in Denver
(+) My best friend in Denver got me hooked on a sci-fi series named 'Firefly' [shiny!]
(+)My company passed the Visa-PCI Audit, so I delivered results on schedule
(+) I got recognition from the company for helping them pass the audit
(+) I received notification that I passed the CISA exam [professional certification]
(-) My brilliant young apprentice left the company (to become a dancer on Broadway)
(+) My right-hand 'man', who left two months ago, is coming back to work for me again
(-) Another one of my mentors left the company (Mister V - a good leader, good man)
(+) Two of my friends got married ... to each other [live long and prosper]
(+) A noted author contacted me [my life is full of serendipity, or so it seems]
I'm still in touch with Angel.
We talk, we write. She makes me laugh.
All in all, life is good.
But August was a heavy month.