But my internet friends have been a real blessing to me in this time. First was the fantastic response of all of you who have read the blog all this time. And I especially thank those who sent me messages of support through email.
Even though my blogging decreased in the past nine months, Facebook reunited me with many of my high school classmates. First benefit from that was my classmates started reading my words here. Next benefit was a reunion of my high school class this past July, the first in 16 years. Gary and Larry also had a big part in some of my efforts. In case you didn't know, Gary and Larry are twin brothers. Gary became a regular reader and commenter(Webbie), and Larry enhances a post I do daily-"The Morning Show". Larry does "Second Edition," which usually features a classic rock tune, though at times he will go all over the musical map. Cliff Note: If you are on Facebook "friend" Larry and tell him Cliff sent you!
Another feature inspired by the featured videos is EoM, short for Emporium of Music, Gary's creation. Check it out and join us.
All this really helped me to get through the past 9 months.
This coming Monday, I begin a new career, at a major employer in the area. I don't even have to drive half the distance I went to go to the previous job. The company I had my health insurance with is one of three choices I have for my health benefit. I will also have dental and vision. The company also has an employee fitness center. There are several more benefits.
I am looking forward to ending this 9 month "vacation" and also nervous about starting a new job.