Just sitting around this morning thinking about various things. One is the state of our economy and how itâ€™s really kind of funny. I stuck with the Navy 20+ years specifically for lifetime â€œfreeâ€ medical coverage (which I donâ€™t get. It costs me bucks out of my pocket), and 50% of my pay for the rest of my life. I figured it was worth taking the chance Iâ€™d get killed for this (once Great) Country (They did give TWO wars for me!). So, after taxes and medical Iâ€™m living on about half of that. And people bitch about it. (People, I notice, that have never served in the Military.) At least we get a bit more respect now than we did during Viet Nam.
Personally, I think I did well in the Navy and was pretty good at my job. Not the absolute best Hospital Corpsman that ever was; but not bad. Not too hot on the â€œbook learningâ€ but never lost a patient. If they were alive when I got to them, they were alive, patched up and in no danger of dying, when I left for the next one. And a couple that were â€œclinicallyâ€ dead are enjoying their lives today. (Hopefully)
Sick Call twice a day. Emergencies anytime. Daily Berthing and Sanitation inspections. Water testing. LGBT readings when underway. I could suture with the best of them. Even diagnosed a couple of â€œgreenstickâ€ fractures pre-X-Ray.
Yeah, I was once a highly trained, motivated, individual. And look at me now. Thinking about the Past. What a waste of time.
OTT, pretty normal Saturday, so far. Watching a storm move in to Eastern WaRshington. Itâ€™s just wet outside here. SWMBO is still catching up on her lost sleep. Even I â€œoversleptâ€ this morning and didnâ€™t get up until 0730. Must be getting old. No, I am old. Beats the alternative though.
My Lovely Young Bride of almost 30 years showed up around 1500 and took me out to dinner at Taco Bell. Then we went to Best Buy where I spent way too much money (but not as much as I could have thanks to that gift card her Son got me for Christmas) on a new video card, 32 Gig thumb drive, and â€œHow To Train Your Dragonâ€ on Blue Ray. Made our usual stop at Safeway and came on home.
Almost time to hit the rack. But, instead, I installed the new video card. a GTX 750. And the HDMI works! Cool!!!!
Now itâ€™s bedtime.