Well, I found out that the reason my mouth hurt so bad for so long was because I had dry socket. Wasn't that a joy! The dentist said he had it when he had his wisdom teeth pulled so that made me feel a little better. It wasn't anything I had done wrong.
I got a job! A real live carpenter job! And a UNION carpenter gig at that! I've been there a month so far. I can't believe how time flies. It's been an adjustment for a number of reasons. First, it's hard getting back into the swing of things when you've been out of work for ten months. Let's pray that NEVER happens again (unless it's by choice). Second, this company is totally different than my last company so it's been a whole new learning experience. Which is a good thing. I like learning new things. Now I'm trying to work on being as fast as humanly possible so if/when layoffs come again hopefully they'll want to keep me as long as possible.
I'm single again. It's been 2+ years since I've been single and it's a little strange to say the least. It is what it is though. It came as a bit of a surprise. Not only to me, but to everyone. I think I've handled it extremely well. Thank God for being employed at the time so I had no reason to sit around and wallow. I've actually done very little of that.
So, I'm on to bigger and better things. I'm working, I'm single, I'm actually quite happy. As my brother said a couple of days ago, "Good things to come!" I agree with him! So, until then... I'm off to see the fireworks at Grant Park!
Happy Forth of July!