The Weekend

Yes the weekend, unfortunately it is yet again coming to an end, and we are then back to fucking Monday at work. The only bonus about this week is that it is only going to be three days long before its done.

Didn’t do much this weekend, being my wife was not here, she is in the National Guard and goes back to NJ to drill two weekends a month, and I used to get to go along with her but now I get to stay home. I use that time to get shit done around the house. This weekend it was laundry, hang out with our Puppy and pretty much nothing else. Oh yes and I just finished building a platform to put our Xmas tree on, we got this nice 7.5′ tall tree but the stand is only like 7″ tall so it stays really close to the ground, the stand I built will jack it up about 8″ and then some. Now there will be room to actually put presents under the tree.

I haven’t been doing very good with the whole writing thing, I am working on it though. I have to get working on it because I need to start writing some of the erotic stories floating in my head so that I can get them up on Amazon in order to start earning some extra money, as there isn’t anything else going on that is getting that money in my pocket.

Next weekend will be good, Thanksgiving with the family, to include my son and granddaughter and the rest of the family. Later that weekend after some Black Friday shopping on Friday of course will be taking my wife to the range, gotta get her shooting and I have a new carry gun which I need to blast 500 rounds through to make sure there will be no failures with it.

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Debt Sucks…

Yes it surely does. Have a lot of it, credit card debt, school loan debt, house debt, car debt, and its a lot for sure. So seeing it and knowing that it is there now the goal is to pay it all off as quickly as possible. The hard part is getting that done, so starting with the credit cards first, not quite sure how I am going to do it but right now just going to stop paying most of them till I can pay them off, penalties be damned, maybe its the wrong thing to do but right now I need to create extra money to pay stuff off, means not paying things to create a monthly surplus. And after that I am working on trying to earn extra money, which is why this site exists, to monetize it, as you will see there is an area that you can hire my services out to edit documents, eBooks and the like you might need done. And then there is my firearms instruction biz, that could go somewhere or go nowhere, right now nowhere is the way that is going. Writing is the next bit of it, which is the hard thing because I need to get the time required to get that done, working on that it would be nice if I could just get a regular post on here daily, or better yet twice daily.

So the goal is to pay the CC debt off first, I want to do this in less than 2 years if possible, and to do this I am looking to earn as much extra money from other sources that aren’t my salary in order to do so. I will be leveraging what I do for a living (tech writing/editing) and what I like to do beyond that, firearms instruction. Working on selling off as much stuff as I can find in our house to sell along the way as well.

I am not worried about it though, it is going to hurt getting it done, hopefully not too much, but going to make it happen because I want total financial security for my wife and I going forward so that at some point I can start planning on a fun retirement by having some extra income that allows for it. It can be done, gotta do the work now so maybe one thing I am going to do now is start documenting that here as I work through it.

That is all for now!

The Madman

I Double Suck…

Yes I do, why, because I still can’t get here and write regularly, not for lack of trying though. My problem is right now I am extremely busy and haven’t had a chance to really do so. Having just finished up school and not having to worry about that I have now had time to catch up on lots of other things which I haven’t been able to get to, like a 1 foot tall stack of magazines sitting on our coffee table, they are now gone, managed to get through them in a couple of days time once I had nothing else on my plate.

The funny thing is writing shouldn’t be that hard, I actually like doing it as I always have something on my mind that I can share for some reason or another. Time is what is my thing lately.

I might not get my posts up here until later in the day as evenings are the best time for me to actually get into doing the writing for this blog. During the day I am at my full time gig which is where I am at now, but figure you know let me get something written and up there today.

I have added a page here for doing editing work, as a side hustle as I need to earn some extra cash, so might as well put my many years of having done this type of work to some use and get something for doing it. So if you are reading this and need something done hit me up, I would love to read your stuff and help you get it out there.

Recovery…

OK, so I am also a recovering alcoholic & addict, Alcohol was my drug of choice, for many years. I am currently a bit over 8 years sober and clean. I got started because at a young age my orthopedic doctor decided that giving a teenager with knee problems Vicadin was a good thing, turns out it was. That led to stronger drugs like Oxy. Pain meds had the opposite affect on me they should have had, it was more like speed to me, that is where the alcohol came in, I used it to bring me down and get me level. I was completely functional because I knew how much of each I needed all the time to stay even. Taking one of those things away made it a lot harder to stay even, booze was just bad. I finally decided to stop altogether once I had one too many black outs where I couldn’t remember anything.

So today, more than 8 years sober and clean and I find that I am just using other things to replace what I used to be addicted to, it is a common thing amongst us addicts to do just that. I have recognized it and now have to do something about it. Which I am doing or started to do. It really is something simple, I just have to stop buying sh*t which I really don’t need, or so I would assume it should be easy. So far so good, I can say. I think at some point in the near future I am going to have to start going back to meetings, as I haven’t been to one of those in a very long time, it might be helpful to be around more people who are well like me.

Well that is all for now, till later. I am going to try and start getting in the habit of posting something every single day, that isn’t easy for me at times but it is also something I need to start doing and I am going to do my best to do just that. Need to work towards monetizing this blog in some way because I need to earn some extra money to pay off debt, and get ahead of it. This is just part of it, also offering my services through Fiverr for doing review and editing of peoples work.

– The Madman

And it’s Monday…

Unfortunately every week starts off with a Monday, it is the most wonderful day of the week actually. NOT! So the weekend was pretty uneventful, took the dog to get groomed on Saturday followed by a trip to the range on Sunday, needed to do some shooting, but man did I suck, guess that is what happens when you don’t get there for several months. I can however blame that on my full time job which has had me traveling all over the place in the last 7 months.

The outstanding thing about this week is that I am on my final week of school, so now after 29 years I will be able to say that I completed my Associates Degree. It wasn’t easy but I can now say that I have done it. Whether or not it actually does anything for me is another story altogether, you know other than the huge amount of debt that I have been paying towards it for the last 29 years.

I don’t expect this week to be all that exciting and I am OK with that, but at this point I can now start to focus on some other things which I couldn’t because of the whole school thing, and that I am quite happy about. One of those thing is going to be developing this blog and getting to actually writing some things.

That is all for now!

Welcome to my Blog

Well, I actually started this up a few months ago with good intentions but those good intentions got pushed by the wayside due to other things that required me getting them done, which I am on the downside of getting that thing done, and what is that thing, finishing the college degree I started 29 years ago. I am currently now 1 week away from finishing. This will free up a great deal of time that I had to use for taking care of school, which I should be doing right now…LOL. I will be getting to that in a minute though of course as I first wanted to just get this done and get it started up again.

The title kind of says it all, I am kind of a mad man, partly because I am or I have sociopathic tendencies as I really don’t have much feelings when it comes to others, I don’t have an issue causing pain to others, hell sometimes I even enjoy it, I am trying to get better with that though, it is possible to get better I have found. It isn’t easy but I am working on it. That other part of being a mad man is well because I spend a lot of my time “mad” or “angry”, my anger issues are legendary in my circles but again this is something that I have spent a great deal of time working on, quitting drinking and becoming clean and sober helped this greatly, that was over 8 years ago now.

Where I am going to be going with my writing I am not sure, but first I am just going to start sharing the shit that is on my mind, or if someone tosses out a topic they would like me to post something about I will get it done and make it happen so if you happen across my page and are interested in a topic throw it out there and I will do something with it.

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