Failtown – Population: Me

9 08 2011

I feel like such a chump. I have not been writing as much as I would like lately, which is unfair to both myself and to all of you. Thank God for Griggsy. He’s been covering up for my punk ass the last week with his Gripes and his unreal look at the Pirates.

I have been doing quite a bit of work behind the scenes in my personal life lately. Nothing has changed, which is a disappointment. The previously mentioned job in NC did not pan out, which is a big time bummer. The job with the civil service is, well, a job with the Civil Service. I did well on the exam and now just need to wait and hope for an opening. Other than those, the job field is, erm, sparse. I’m well aware that this is a unique sentiment and there are a lot of people hurting looking for work. I’ve even been debating about making a career change because things are so hard right now in Education, but I just can’t do it. There are no jobs/careers out there I want to do outside of teaching. I just love it too much to leave, even if it means sticking it out for a while without permanent work.

I do have a few other things cooking. I am looking to pick up another job in the evenings/weekends while I keep working in the schools during the day (and do my night janitorial job on the weekends). I will, hopefully, be moving ahead with life over the next few years as I am, somewhat begrudgingly, planning on going back to school to begin working on my Master’s. I’m debating a few different programs and different schools, but I’m pretty well sold on the general umbrella study of Special Education. I’m going to make my decision over the course of the next month or two. I’ll talk to the schools I’m looking at and see what kind of packages they can put together and go from there.

The pond project, too, is at an end. I am completing the final part of the project this week. The waterfall is the final major obstacle. I have the supplies and have a plan. Once it is completed I will get some nice photos and post those soon enough. I am hopefully going to finish the last of the work on Friday so I can celebrate by watching some Steeler football.

I do have a few other hopeful odds and ends on the horizon, but I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself. The next few years are going to be some interesting times. I’m looking forward to the challenges and being able to spend them with all of you.

-Walt


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10 08 2011
dappadman

Herps and derps aside fuck us. Do your thing and keep us waiting with baited breath.
The pond looks swell btw. And if hawks named Cooper are finding it cool then it must be the proverbial shit.

10 08 2011
Walt Flanagan

Yeah, I know, but I have a horrible sense of duty. I didn’t spend the time deciding on the blog and features and so on.

This was at the pond. I feel it is a fitting creature to go with my outlook on things.

11 08 2011
jsfitz

Just came back from a week out of town only to be greeted by a wonderful set of Walt & Griggsy Prod. entries. (Planning on accomplishing little work tomorrow afternoon.)

Keep putting boot to ass, Tuna, and thank you for your writing. Look forward to seeing pictures of that fountain.

“Jurel, you’re crazy, you know that?”
“What can I say? I’m a teacher.”

11 08 2011
Walt Flanagan

I am only too happy to keep writing. I plan on getting into overdrive on Pens and Steeler stuff in the coming month. I can’t believe NFL pre-season is upon us and NHL training camp is just around the bend.

I have been going haywire the last week or two. I’ve been doing personal budgeting, planning on moving, going to Grad School, looking for jobs…it’s been a hectic couple of weeks. I have already started enjoying the serenity of the pond. The waterfall, sadly, won’t get completed until Monday. The drying process on some of the sealer I used has taken a bit longer than expected.

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