I've 95% decided to reenlist in the military. I enjoy my job, I've seen cool stuff, and I hope to continue to be able to serve my country while furthering my own goals. It is tempting to think about getting out and going back home, but I can't come up with a plan that makes as much sense as keeping my job stable and furthering my education. Lord willing, this is will work out for the best and give Savannah and I a chance to help churches out along the way as we get moved about.
NY Giants at 3-0. Beautiful.
Hiking season is coming to a close in Alaska. I'm really going to miss it. I've been blessed with being able to do some great hikes this year. All good things come to an end, sadly. It's time for me to start focusing on classes for another semester so I can get done with school before I turn 65.
This afternoon I'm going to help clean out the files in the church building and make the paperwork prettier. Whoo.
Bands I've been listening to that are awesome:
I'm currently humming: Sing For Absolution By: Muse
Sorry for not updating my blog recently... 'been busy. As recompense, you could look at some photos of me and Savannah. Or not.
By the way, thanks for all the happy birthday wishes! I had an excellent birthday, and it feels good to know I made it to a quarter of a century old without too many issues. I hope the next 25 years go equally well, and that I can be better servant both to God, my family, and my family each day.
I'm currently humming:Say
By: John Mayer
I'm getting less sleep now than during the semester, but only because there’s so much sunlight I have to be productive with. There’s close to 18 hourse of sunlight a day. It’s hard having to squeeze in so much fun. Complain complain.
Sav and I had an excellent visit with my parents while they were out visiting us. We took them to the Costal trail and Exit Glacier in Seward, the Knik River entrance, Flattop Mt, Eagle River, Hatcher’s Pass, and many, many other in between stops along the way. We only had a week with them so we tried to make it count. Looking forward to seeing some of the photos my brother’s took.
I had a chance to make it up one of the local trails recently, by the name of Wolverine peak. It was a great hike. In fact, one of the best I’ve taken since I’ve been up here. We (Flach and I) managed to evade a low lying rainstorm that covered the town while we stayed up in the mountains. One of the most beautiful things I’ve seen since coming to Alaska was the sight of the sunlight coming through the rain while we were up near the peak. It made the sky appear to glow gold. No rainbows though, not sure how that works?
I'm currently humming:Sixteen Tons By: Ernie Ford
One more semester is drawing to a close. I've definetly passed both my lab and lecture, but it remains to be seen whether I'm pulling out an "A" or... a not "A". My final is on Tuesday, but I've already made enough points to not take it and still walk away with a "C". That's a good feeling.
Now that I've completed this semester, I'll have enough classes under my belt to put in an application for the Air Force Physician's Assistant program. I'll be submitting the application this fall and I'll find out wether I get in or not by the spring. I'm still thinking about moving back to Nebraska (probably Lincoln) if I don't make it, but sometimes re-enlisting sounds like a good option, too. We'll see.
Summertime is finally here in Alaska. That means its 45 degrees outside instead of 15 degrees. I want to take Sav hiking and camping over the next few of weeks, but she's still going strong through her school load. She should hit summer break in a week or so. She's picked up a couple of academic classes that are going to let her travel over the summer. I'm very proud of her. She'll be going to the Artic and to California for some "hands-on" research trips.
I really want a couch for our den. We've been watching TV from the perspective of the floor since Sav and I married and it's all well and good, I suppose. I mean, we have a couch in the living room, but it's a "living room" couch. Can't be all lounging around watching TV on a "living room" couch. Too stiff, too formal. There needs to be a squishy, comfortable, nap-pad of bliss to properly watch movies with. Right? Right. Couch politics are complicated at the Hamilton house.
Just a few bands I'm listening to right now:
-Seether (just that one remake they did of that 80's song about never dancing agiain!)
I'm going over a study of I Corinthians with the teens up here in Anchorage on Wednesday nights. It's one of my favorite books. Paul really trounces the Corinthians for thier lack of "real" Christianity. I've always thought the the Corinthian church problems were very close to the problems experienced by the church today, so it's still a very applicable book.
I'm currently humming:Bridges By: Dispatch
Gotta new number, 907-250-6525. Do call or leave a text so I can remember to add you into my contacts. My new phone has some upgraded texting abilities, maybe now I won't text people like I'm in the stone ages (aka 2004).
So in other news, the volcano (Mt Redoubt) erupted finally, and has errupted 6-7 times over the last several days. I reccomend googling the AVO webesite (Alaska Volcano Observation) for some cool volcano photos and geology information. Yesterday we experienced ash-fall for the first time. It's like... having a beach dropped on your head. Kinda. I scooped up a little bag of ash as a keep-sake. Yeah, I know, I'm a geek. Whatever.
Really starting to get into Dispatch. A friend at work introduced me a few months ago to thier music. Even though they've long since broken up, they produced some excellent tunes while they were still together. They sound similar to Sublime without the profanity/drug accessories.
I'm currently humming:Mayday By: Dispatch