A New Home For My Blog & Other Updates

My web site’s hosting expired about a month ago and I can’t really afford to renew it at the moment, so until I do my blog will live here.
On a small side note I’m slightly annoyed that someone had reserved but isn’t using patrick1978.wordpress.com which I would have preferred to use.

As you can see I’ve already got all my old posts imported but currently none of the pictures work since I have to re-upload them and fix the links to them.
Also please ignore any links to my old website “patrick1978.com” as they won’t work.

Now on to the other stuff

Here is a quick recap of my current living situation.
I’m living in a two bedroom house with my soon to be 83 year old father and my 34 year old nephew who is blind.
The three of us are living together because none of us could get by on our own.
The house is a 2 unit place owned by a friend of my fathers who is giving us a fairly decent deal on the rent.
Currently no one is living in the other unit.

My dad’s drivers licence expired last year and he had been trying to renew it but various things have been postponing his drivers test that he needs to take. Most recently the fact that he lost his glasses that he is now required to wear while driving and needs to get new ones. His car also needs to be registered and it failed the smog check and will probably cost more to fix than the car is worth. So for the last couple of months I’ve had to drive my dad everywhere. Which I don’t mind too much, but he hates it since he’s stuck in the house all the time with nothing to do.

I’ve once again started working in the rides department at California’s Great America. This is my 12th season working there and my 9th in the rides department. The rides I’m working are Delirium and the Action FX Theater which is showing the Sponge Bob 3D movie/ride that they’ve had for about 8 years now.

If you go back far enough on this blog to 2006 you’ll see that I used to be a supervisor at Great America, but since I left for two years while I was working at Google when I returned I had to start at the bottom. I had hoped to be re-promoted fairly quickly but the general laziness of my coworkers (including my supervisors) has made me lazy as well and I don’t really see myself getting promoted again because of that.