Most weeks, my spare time is partially consumed by genealogical and historical searches, and various related pursuits.
Since April 30 of this year, however, my searches have been for employment. My employer of the last 2 and a half years chose to go in another direction and no longer needed my skill set. It was a business decision, and one they have a right to make. In spite of the fact that I respect their decision, it was difficult to take, nonetheless. I will certainly miss everyone at MICA Information Systems. God speed.
So, as I stated previously, my time since then has been consumed with my current need for suitable employment. Thus the reason for my lack of blog posts over the last month. In time, my genealogical pursuits will re-emerge. That doesn't mean I have ignored my research interests of late - because I haven't completely - but the time devoted to them has been dramatically impacted - understandably.
At this time, my goal is to be in a new job by July 1st. Lord willing, things will be worked out by then. But His timing is best, and this too shall pass. So far, I have applied to over 25 jobs - and counting. I have to do my part also, and I am doing just that. But I depend on my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and His guidance and provision. All good things come from above.
And, just this evening, my wife and I were discussing the possibility of traveling to north Ga in a couple weeks for an overnight trip - the 3 of us. My purpose in going however will be to research deeds in Union Co Ga - something I've been needing and wanting to do for several months. Now is a good time to do this without worrying about taking vacation time. I spend 5 to 8 hours everyday working on my job search. I have no problem taking 2 weekdays in the near future to get away and have some fun.
So, while I'm neck deep in the job hunt, I'm still perculating on the family hunt. It's good balance, I suppose.