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

Wednesday is my Monday

Well at least this week it is. Being it was the Xmas holiday on Monday I decided that I would take off the Friday before and the Tuesday after to stretch my weekend out to 5 days, which in turn shortens my work week to three days this week. And with it being really quiet around here it is a nice thing.

I do have some work to do, but not much at all in reality, but trying to get it out of the way to get back to this work related training thing I need to finish before the 2nd of January. That will be a tall order for sure but going to give it a go.

The good things about this weekend, my son came down with our granddaughter, and I got to get in some range time with him, he missed that as much as I missed going with him. Also figured out that when it comes to my firearms I have a sweet spot, 4″ – 4.5″ barrels is where they need to be for me to shoot best. So now looking to trade two firearms to get two more that fit that sweet spot, just waiting for my FFL. But if anyone would like to buy me one of these please do

This is a Salient Arms M&P Tier 1 which I would love to have…LOL but at 2600 bucks not anytime soon.

Well I must be getting back to work at this point, I have goofed off enough for the moment.

Later

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

Book Reviews

So being that I tend to read so much that I sometimes tend to amaze myself, I figure I will start doing some reviews or at least just giving a quick opinion and a yes you should read it or no you probably should not read it.

I will probably start doing this later on today with the first one or by tomorrow.

Later

The Madman

The Weekend

They are great, but they end and then we have to head back to what is that endless cycle of waiting for the weekend which just happens over and over again. Maybe its different for people that actually like there jobs, I am sure they don’t find getting up and going to work a painful thing. Hell there was a time that I actually liked the work I do, but lately it has just become boring, not to mention that being a contractor it kind of sucks, contracts end, and then you have to hope they get rebid, renewed, option year granted and so on and so forth. I am again in one of those points where we are waiting to hear about a contract win, on the contract I am on, so it is one of those things that if my company didn’t win, then well I am done with that company and its time to move onto the next one that won the contract, it is something I have been doing often for the last several years, and it totally SUCKS!

Onto to something else, surprisingly enough the weather up here in the NE has been pretty decent recently to include this weekend, but didn’t get to do much outside, though I might have to get outside and hang some more Xmas lights, we needed another string to put up in the front of the house. The whole new house thing, we have to figure out what to do with decorating and what not for certain holidays.

I am trying to get more visitors to this website but that isn’t something that is working to well, but I hope to get more and more people here, I guess if I wasn’t so boring it might help but shit I am just a normal guy who things in a bit of a demented manner most of the time. Like really, who thinks of how they would kill someone when they first meet them over anything else…LOL

All for now!

The Madman

A Day in the Life of…

So I figured I would start this category, and post type and do it often or maybe not so often so as not to bore anyone to death in a huge way because as you will see my days are rather boring and repetitive. I will start with my Monday.

Generally everyday from Monday through Friday I wake up at around 430AM, hop out of bed and do 100 push-ups (naked, for those curious). Follow that up with a shave and a shower. Coffee once I am done there. Play with our puppy a bit while I get dressed for the full time gig. No food, right now still doing intermittent fasting so I don’t start eating till noon at the earliest any day during the week. We generally then head out the house at around 530 – 540AM, for the around 40 or so minute ride to work. Work runs till around 330ish in the afternoon, I leave, pick up the wife, we work very nearby. 40 or so minute drive home.

Once home we change, for our workout, which is done in our basement gym, we have everything necessary to pull off most crossfit workouts that there are and I either glean them from the CF website itself or from any other number of locations on the web like Wodwell.com or I make up my own workouts. Yesterday was the following:

21-15-9 For Time w/1000M Row at end

75lb Thruster

Pull-Ups

I finished it all in about 22 minutes.

We follow that up with dinner and an after workout shower.

Bedtime is generally between 10 and 1030PM. Prior to that we do some relaxing playing with the puppy, I do reading and will start adding writing to that in the very near future.

This is my typical boring day, the weekends aren’t much better, I just wake up a bit later most of the time.

All for now!

The Madman