I have a pattern of getting bored with things that has followed me since I became an adult. I was drafted into the Army in 1970 spent my two years and got out. I then got married and worked for five years at different aircraft plants changing jobs about every year. Then I became so bored I sold my house and two cars so I could afford to go back in the Army.
The first few years I had no control where I went in the Army. I then discovered that in the military you don’t have to be great to stand out just a few notches above average gives you a lot of leverage. Back then a normal rotation at a base was three to 4 years. I would get bored with a job and ask for a different platoon or even a different company on the same post and get it. I also asked for three different unaccompanied tours and got them all. These are tours that the family is not allowed to go to. This is probably the main reason I am divorced today, I always put my career ahead of my family. By doing all of this and taking college courses at night and tons of correspondence courses my goals were achieved, I was always promoted out of the secondary zone which kept me three or four years ahead of my peers.
I retired from the Army in 1996 and got divorced in the same month. Now that was one big transition to go through. I don’t recall how but they had just opened the Indian casinos in Kansas and I became a card dealer. They had three casinos and about every year I would move to another one.
Next up was convince stores,after a few months I was managing a small one and eventually would work my way up to the big truck stops in Oklahoma. I lasted bout a year at each one then would move to another. These jobs took a heavy toll on me because they were salary jobs and I would end up working 6 days a week about 10 hours each day. That’s when I threw my arms up and retired just off of my military retirement.
The next four or five years I spent out in the country rebuilding that two car garage into a roomy two room apartment. I spent the last four years out there playing Xbox about 6 to 8 hours a day and watching the TV. I also got involved with flicker and was managing three different groups on there and spending way to much time on it until I got bored once again. In that time I put on 40 pounds that I have since lost. I got bored withal of that and moved into Wichita where I now live. I have moved over 50 times in my life. I have a history of moving in and out of Wichita every year so it should come as no surprise that I have decided to move again in December when my lease is up.
Now after 500 words I can get to my point. I am spending way to much time on this site, my list of things to do gets larger every day. I still have road trips I want to take in September and October before it gets cold. Once winter sets in I don’t go anywhere unless I have to I despise the cold.
Starting this week I am taking at least two days a week away from this site. I just have two much still to accomplish before winter gets here and I want to keep from getting bored with this blogging as long as possible. I will still catch up when I get back it will just take me a couple of days.