Monday, January 19, 2009



Remember me?

I know it's been a long time since I last posted anything, but I've been kinda busy.

But the truth is that I have actually been much happier these past few weeks just taking care of my own world, and letting the rest of the world continue on it's path into insanity without me. (Since there doesn't seem to be much that I can do about it anyway.)

For those of you who do not already know, I abandoned the Trucking Industry forever in June, and enrolled as a full time student at National Aviation Academy in Clearwater, Fl. I am over a third of the way through my 2000 hours of training, and will soon test for my FAA Airframe and Powerplant Licenses. I also plan to train for and obtain my Avionics License.

When all of this training is complete, I will be qualified to build and maintain any type of aircraft, no matter what size, as well as build and maintain everything from elevators to roller-coasters, or even work in the back shop for a NASCAR team if I want, or maintain any type of industrial machinery that exists in the world.

I'm third in my class (of 52 students). The only people ranked higher than me are two guys who have Helicopter experience from their military service.

I'm working very hard.

I have an incredible Wife who is ridiculously overworked and under-appreciated. Between looking after Caleb, working a full time job, keeping the house, doing her own schoolwork (she's studying for her Master's Degree), and looking after me, she can use my help. She needs me more than the Blogosphere does.

I also have a wonderful little boy who loves to play with his Daddy. He's fourteen months old now, and as busy as three monkeys.

And given my choice, I would much rather show him how the rocking horse works, or how to play with the dog, or get him another Graham Cracker, than argue on the internet with people who think they have already won, and who will not be enlightened, no matter how wrong they are.

And I can actually choose.

So the Blogs have taken a back seat. At least for now.

So (unless I change my mind), while the new President installs Tax Cheats as Treasury Secretary, hideously, sub-humanly ugly morons in charge of dismantling the Energy Industry, unqualified and conflict-of-interest ridden former First Ladies as Secretary of State, and thugs and hoodlums throughout his Staff, you guys will mostly have to sort it all out without me.

Personally, Im busy preparing to take advantage of the up-swing in a couple of years when the Country comes to it's senses again. (It's GOING to happen.)

And in the meantime, I'm going to enjoy my life and my family, and not let the stupidity that has taken over my Country draw me down into the depths of depression.

So, I'll see you around. I have homework to do.


Mark said...

My father took an A&P course. He was employed by Boeing Military Aircraft Corp. for 21 years as an engineer, but he wanted to learn ore about working on jet engines.

Three monkeys, eh?

tugboatcapn said...

AT LEAST three monkeys.

We are learning about Jet and turbine engines tight now...

They are surprizingly simple when you get right down to it...

Suck, squeeze, bang, blow.

Trader Rick said...

Good for you, Tug.
We're moving to Weeki Wachee, down the road from you, in a few months...Go Gators!

Anonymous said...

Best wishes, Tug. I'm feeling the same way as you described. God is still in control and He is going to take care of this mess down here. Maybe then, some will see the Light. mom2

tugboatcapn said...

No, Feodor... What we don't need is asinine, irrelevant comments from idiots with nothing to say.

Go away.

tugboatcapn said...

Trader Rick, let me know when you get here... I literally live right on the Spring Hill/Weeki Wachee border.

We'll get together!

(You are aware, aren't you, that living in Florida during the summer months is a little like living in a submarine... It's okay as long as you stay inside. If you go outside, you WILL get wet.)

Ms.Green said...

Sounds like you've got your priorities in order. I pray God's blessings on your new profession and your family!

Al-Ozarka said...

You know, Cap'n...You didn't have to tell us that.

We already figured it out! About why you're not blogging regularly anymore.

Cool about your new career goals!

I've kicked myself in the arse over the years for not continuing my career in avionics after leaving the USAF. 4 years of schoolin' and OJT down the tubes!