MKE Week 2 – Looking For Space
I’m currently working 4 x 10’s as a “mad” scientist. “Mad” because the Minnesota-based company I work for, has decide to go a different direction after 21 years. So how much longer I’m there remains to be seen.
I’m married with four children spread out over the country. One is still in grad school while all the rest have started their lives as adults. I become a “grampa” in January!
I lost my dad 2 days after this past Christmas. It has been tough getting over the loss because I split my time between my mom’s place (in Minnesota) and where my wife lives in Wisconsin (1.5 hours away). I see reminders of him everywhere at my mom’s and at the cabin we basically finished together. My wife lives at the cabin (on the lake) in quiet solitude (she likes her quiet time with the cats).
During the week when I’m not working, I spend time caring for my mom who is suffering from dementia. If you don’t know, everything can be an argument with a dementia patient (therefore very mentally exhausting). For fun I like to fish and play blackjack. Last year the wife surprised me with Wild season tickets (she bought herself Viking tickets). When you toss in the occasional project (this past summer was an 8 x 12 shed), there has been little time for much else.
So why not sign up for a graduate level course? I’m looking forward to the growth! As John Denver once sang: “I’m looking for space….”