It's been months since I last posted. I half expected the blog to flatline. I figured that without new material, no one would be reading the site anymore and I'd have to work even more diligently to revive the site upon my return. To my surprise, the blog has done as well in my absence as it was doing prior to August. THANK YOU.
I started this blog last January. I had been laid off from a job and forced to take a semester off from school and I desperately needed something to keep my mind busy while looking for work and moving back to Las Vegas. August found me employed again and back in school with a course load beyond full time. As I got into my classes, things began to pile up and I soon realized that I would have to take a step back from the blog in order to focus on my classes, a grad school application, and gaining a footing at work.
I intended to get back to things over the holiday break when our family was met with a tragedy of epic proportion. My father-in-law, a life long shooting instructor and friend to many, not to mention my shooting partner, was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer. The last month has been a whirlwind of events with multiple hospital stays, daily radiation treatments, and a family focused on the care of their patriarch.
I assure you, my dear readers, that I will get back to this as we move beyond the loss. At this point, however, we have to stay focused on his needs. I will try to get some other posts up this week. Forgive the sad tone, but they are things that I never thought about before we began this process. I look forward to getting back to posting topics of shooting substance very soon. I must thank you all for your understanding.