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However measured or far away.
A different drummer 
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  • Thu, 20:45: RT @RandPaul: This decision turns both the rule of law and common sense on its head. #KingvBurwell
  • Thu, 20:45: RT @RandPaul: Justice Scalia got it right! "Words no longer have meaning if an Exchange that is not established by a State is "established …
  • Fri, 08:51: RT @gopTODD: SCOTUS previously ruled the U.S. Constitution did not mandate SSM. Today, it does. I'm confused. Did the Constitution change? …
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  • Tue, 06:36: Had a very fun trip for my sister's graduation, but I am glad to be home at the same time.
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  • Fri, 17:44: RT @ThomasSMonson: As we enter through the doors of the temple, we leave behind us the distractions and confusion of the world.
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  • Sat, 21:36: Romney? Again??? Hopefully whatever he decides, it lets a REAL conservative, who believes in liberty, win the nomination. He isn't!
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  • Sun, 15:41: RT @ThomasSMonson: A man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder, never likely to reach home port.
  • Sun, 15:43: It's been a long trip to Vegas for a friend's wedding. Had fun. Glad we're almost home.
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  • Fri, 10:28: RT @NolteNC: The media hate police but without them, who will ultimately force us to buy ObamaCare and confiscate our guns?
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  • Sun, 07:48: I'm home, busy as ever, but things aren't so stressful.
  • Sun, 07:48: (Been home for a few weeks actually.)
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  • Tue, 13:16: Still having fun... watch this space in a month or so...
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I found this one blog entry I really like the quote from:

At the end of my previous post (“Recession and Missionary Service”), I set an agenda for developing a supply function for missionaries. I say supply function, but a supply function for labor involves a wage. The earthly wage is negative, and the eternal wage is... difficult to quantify.
(accent my own)

I also got my grades yesterday - both A's.

Today is General Conference - which means I'll be busy.

The mortgage is now on my bank's online account... didn't seem real until it showed up there. Now I KNOW we own the house (or at least, the bank owns it in our name.) It's nice to know that at least we're paying on it now, instead of throwing the money away.
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Well, we just closed on the house today - one more stress off my list. Now I've just got to do my self-review for work soon (hopefully tomorrow night) and start school again next week...

Thankfully, we won't have to move - we bought the house we're currently living in. Quite a nice deal. I told my wife two years ago that I did not intend to move again - I've had more than enough of it. Had to have a big check written (a cashier's check) to do the closing. I don't LIKE spending that much money, but it had to be done. Now, instead of paying rent, we're paying on the mortgage. Signed my life away for the next 30 years, but having our OWN place to live (starting tomorrow) is definitely a good thing.
heroic
Well, second final is done - that instructor takes 3 weeks to grade tests. The first class is already graded - I got a 95 on the final, and therefore a 96 in the course!

Got all 3 of my books now. Have to make a phone call about the house tomorrow.

Rough day at work today... time to go to bed.
20th Sep 2013 08:52 pmUnknown composition [school]
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Well, all I have left now is the finals on my classes. Got all the homework done and submitted Thursday night.

Let me explain how the school I go to works.

They start classes every month (on the 1st of the month most months), most classes take 12 weeks to complete. Midterms are scheduled during week 7, finals during week 12. To keep financial aid (to be 'half-time' - which is really '3/4 time' compared to a normal semester school because of the short class schedule) you have to be taking 2 classes every 3 months. That's what I'm doing.

Weeks without midterms or finals have a written assignment that has to be completed, and you have the choice of a more 'conversational' class study or a 'hands-off' class. I took hands-off classes the first semester, because they were basically 'updated repeats' - one was literally the 'This is a mouse. This is a keyboard' class that you would think they'd let computer science majors do without (at least for the first half of the semester - the second half was basic Visual Basic programming) and the other was a data structures class.

October's classes should be more interesting.
music, heartache, young
It's been a long time - and this journal is about to become a teenager tomorrow - LiveJournal's been around that long. Yes, this journal was 'born' September 3rd, 2000!

I'm back in school - doing online courses through Thomas Edison State College. (their web site) By this time next year, I should have my Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science - I only have 18 credits to go. I started in July, and I'm registered for my next 2 courses that start October first. Schoolbooks are STILL expensive. Thankfully I can rent them.

Kind of surprising that I started this journal when I started school the LAST time, and what has happened since then.

Yes, I'm still in Utah - TESC is a completely-online school. Unfortunately, I still have to pay out-of-state rates, since I'm not a New Jersey resident, but with that few credits to go, I can wiggle it into the budget with student loans.

Unfortunately, the Crohn's is back. Came back last October with a 4 day full-intestinal-obstruction hospitalization, and have had one more (last April) since then. I'm back on Imuran and vitamins - no other pills yet, thank goodness.

Still working, however - the job is great! I plan on working there for as long as I can. It's moved to northern Orem, so it's a little longer drive, but I can deal with it most of the time now.

Have not been doing choirs other than my church choir - Doing the equivalent of three-quarter-time school (two courses every 3 months) and a full-time job means I don't have much in the way of time for other things. Maybe next year.

Speaking of musical stuff - I'm also my ward's chorister. It was a little nervous at first, but now I'm fine with it.

Did go to a movie this Labor Day - I liked it, at any rate - it'll be on my Amazon wish list when it comes out on Blu-Ray.
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Had a busy week. Friday before last, I went to see The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which was not as bad as I was expecting it to be. (I actually liked it. I've put it on my list of movies to buy when it comes out.)

Last Tuesday was two concerts for my son's choir up in Salt Lake. (Yes, I can call him that, I adopted him last September.)

Wednesday night, went to see Skyfall, which was pretty good.

I got my Christmas bonus Thursday and my dear wife decides she wants to give me a heart attack by spending too much - we have bills to pay off ($40k of them, between everything that needs paid off! But it used to be $45k, so we're working on them!) and stuff to save up for. Did get a few small ones paid off, however, and we'll get another one paid off today so I can pick up my new prescription glasses.

Friday night, we did the Festival of Lights.

Saturday, all I wanted to do is sleep. At least the schedule is lighter next week, just a doctor's appointment on Tuesday and a Christmas party on Friday.

I've got my tickets for The Hobbit on Saturday, as well.
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Well, just got back from the Stadium of Fire... was fun. Scotty McCreery was the opening act, they had the talent show, the flyover, the Beach Boys, and then the big fireworks show, with a 007 motif this year. More tomorrow, if I remember to post it.

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