Haven’t blogged much as of late, and thought it might be good to briefly explain why that is…

Couple weeks ago, I had to make an emergency run back to Montana–my grandpa was in the hospital and things were not looking good. So I left on a Thursday evening, drove through mountain passes in the dead of night–not a great idea, btw, and stopped just this side of Spokane for a much-needed two-hour nap. Then drove the other mountain passes in the rest of hte dead of night, noting that it still is not a very good idea. All in all, 14 or so hours later, I got there.

Was a bittersweet time. I hadn’t been back for 10 years, so a lot had changed, and I got to meet some family members I hadn’t seen in a very long time, or in some cases, had never met. Grandpa was released from the hospital as I drove back Sunday morning, but his heart condition is terminal.

To add to that, there have been some other developments with some things I’m doing on the side, taking up more formerly free time. Unfortunately, can’t yet detail much along those lines yet, but can tell you one example of God’s provision: the week before I left, I got a referral to a company from someone locally. Did some work the early part of the week before I left, and as it turned out, the amount billed was almost exactly what I spent between gas on the trip and the set of 2 tires I needed before I left for the trip.

There’s also a very large project coming up in the next couple weeks involving a remote server install in the Midwest. The planning’s been fun–there’s so much that can be done remotely now under certain circumstances. Location is almost irrelevant. But I do have to do the work after-hours, so it takes up evenings, time on weekends, etc.

My point in this explanation is that my mind has been elsewhere (there’s an understatement). But sometime this month–likely after our mind-cleansing vacation to Cannon Beach–I’ll be back to some state of normalcy. 😉

In the meantime, may be easier to catch tidbits from twitter: @scotters. Add me!