Fun…

So it is the weekend, and this weekend I have been home by myself, well I have had the company of my little fuzzball, so that is good at least. My wife is doing her thing with the National Guard this weekend up in NJ, and generally I can’t go up there with her anymore since we don’t have a place to stay after my Mom moved down here to DE where we live. So it can get a bit boring sometimes but other times I get lots done around the house we need to get done.

This weekend didn’t do to much, drove down surprised my Mom and went to lunch with her after I went and traded in a couple of my handguns for something new (Glock 19X) that I decided I wanted, had to get a straight trade on that which was good that I did, but sucks that I couldn’t just straight away buy it and keep what I already had. It just sucks to be broke, but working on changing that and hopefully it happens. Never again am I allowing us to get into a position like this ever again, because it just SUCKS!

I listed some more items on eBay, try to get rid of all the extra holsters I have from guns I no longer own, those will add up to a couple of hundred bucks or more, will pay off a credit card, so that is good. On that note, hopefully soon I will have my approvals from the two states I am waiting on to start teaching concealed carry classes, as that money will also go to paying down our debt, there was a snafu with getting that done several months ago but now it should get done and I can start teaching that.

The writing thing is where I have to get my ass in gear, because once I get to that I am sure that is something that I can use to really add extra money into our coffers, as when push comes to shove I am not all that bad at it at all, I just have to actually get to doing it. I think the big thing I am trying to make sure I have a full good command on right now is dialog in writing since that is something you don’t do in technical writing at all, there is no need for dialog, so I am reading a couple of books on it and looking at things that will help me with it so that I don’t dork that shit up while I am writing it and all. So yeah I am bring a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to the whole thing but in the grand scheme of things this is something I want to translate into possible full time work and full time money, so it has got to be good, it has to be readable and it has to be entertaining.

Today I was lazy and didn’t do a workout, more so because I had errands my wife needed run for stuff she does for work, so I figured I would get it done and all so we didn’t have to worry about it at all once she gets back from NJ. It has been a pretty dreary day here today as well so surely didn’t feel like going out anywhere but did, for her. I did get in my four strength training workouts so that is all I was worried about, so long as I nail those every week I am good. This coming week I am going to be trying to add in doing my 100 push-ups each morning and adding air squats, maybe starting somewhere between 25 and 50 of them and eventually working up to 100 of those as well.

I am going to do my best to start posting at least one single post a day, and what ever my daily workout is since people seem to like seeing that as well, which has shocked me and all but hey, going to. At some point I might be deciding if I am doing to renew my Personal Training Certification as well, I let it lapse, but not sure if I want to spend that money at this point on doing that, but we will see, as it just becomes another avenue of adding yearly earnings by providing people exercise routines and what not.

Well that is it for now.

Later

The Madman

2018 and my plans

Well it is here and we have another year in the books. So what is it I want to actually accomplish with this coming year, this will be a list that I hope to come back to and check items off of as I knock them out.

Biggest, earn 55K extra dollars this year and put it towards paying off all of our credit card debt so that it is non-existent.

Start writing erotica as one part of earning that extra 55K.

Start teaching people about safely using there firearms and concealed carry also as a part of earning that extra 55K.

Start writing and finish the novel I have in my head, it will actually be a multi-part story, that I expect to be able to finish out in 3 books.

On the Diet & Fitness side

Exercise more, in terms of doing more Crossfit style workouts with weight lifting in them, as this is what does the best for me in terms of helping my levels of fitness.

Clean up my diet, I eat too much junk, I gotta stop, or do better, I mean every now and again a guy has got to be able to enjoy some cheesecake or ice cream.

Change my body composition, I am not hung up on how much I weight, but I could certainly stand to have less body fat, and if that means weighing less at some point then so be it, but I am not killing my self to get to some number that might not be possible. I have already lost nearly half my body weight from the high point which was over 400lbs (and only about 20% body fat mind you) so all good.

On the fun side of things, just do more stuff outside as the weather permits. One of those things for me will be competitive shooting, since I have started shooting again this is something I am trying to work towards and this coming year I will get myself started.

Want to do some hiking in different areas around here where I live, just to get out and enjoy the fresh air more often. And because well it doesn’t cost money, need to save as much of that as humanly possible.

Oh yeah, another important thing, more SEX! Who doesn’t need more SEX!!

Those are the big things, as I am sure there are lots more things I will do to improve me during the course of this year, but the biggest focus has to be on paying down our debt.

That is it for now.

The Madman

2018, What’s to come…

Yes, with 2018 around the corner that of course always has everyone thing about what is to come, for me that is easy, I have some clearly defined goals for 2018, and here is what I am looking to make happen for myself:

– Land a gov’t job

– Gotta earn an extra 55K (to pay our CC debt off in full.)

– Get my Firearms Training business up and completely running and earning money.

– Start publishing short stories on Amazon (erotica).

– Start writing my novel, and publish to Amazon by the end of 2018 or sooner.

– Possibly renew my Personal Trainer certification, started working towards this, just not sure if I will actually do that, it isn’t a must do just a maybe.

– Finish my weight loss quest, I am down about 7 lbs and my intention is to get under 200, maybe around 195, but with a much lower body fat than I have currently.

I think this is more than plenty to accomplish in the new year, the most important is to pay off our debt.

That is all for now.

Later

The Madman

The Home Stretch…

And by that I mean we are just days away from Xmas, which isn’t going to be much of a great day this year at least because my son won’t be home with us for pretty much the first year since he was born. We are happy he is coming a couple days before to spend with us with our granddaughter so that is a good thing.

It does however suck because this year we are working to make Xmas good for all with way less money than ever before, and that sucks in a big way for sure. The wife and I will be forgoing exchanging any gifts with each other so that we can take care of everyone else for certain. And we aren’t done yet either, so we are taking it down to the wire this year.

So we will have a nice dinner with the kids and my Mom on Saturday which will be our Xmas dinner and then on Sunday I am thinking I am going to take the wife to see the new Star Wars movie for sure, as it will be something to do. And if I can’t do it on Sunday we will go on Xmas day since it will only be the two of us and all.

In the meantime the work week is short for me, as I had to take Monday off for contractors visiting our house to do 1 year repairs, which are now all done, and Friday I took the day just for shits and giggles and an extra day off the day after Xmas, so I got a nice long weekend coming.

Since we have a shit ton of debt to tackle in 2018 I have started trying to get extra work on a site called Upwork.com and started submitting some proposals on that site, so we will see how that works out. I also hopefully will get my firearms training biz going if my curriculum gets approved and at some point I will add becoming a training counselor so that I can train new trainers for my organization, just not sure when that will happen because well I will need money to do that training. I will also be starting to get into my writing more so that I can start with posting short erotic pieces on Amazon in order to make some extra bucks as well. And lastly I will be starting the novel I want to write, and I am going to shoot for finishing that by mid-summer, maybe by my birthday even.

OK, this is all for now.

Later,

The Madman

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.

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