January 6, 2009

The Only Constant Is Change

Happy New Year. Thank you all for your prayers and words of support. We are all well and looking forward for what our Lord has in store next. We are in the process of trimming the budget and cutting costs wherever possible. Just today we turned in the license plate from our X-Terra and parked it for the foreseeable future.

I am still a certified peace officer in the State of Georgia with full arrest powers but I am no longer at the agency where I worked for the past 10 years. The new sheriff decided he wanted to clean house so he fired 28 of us. Well, technically he declined to renew our commissions at the start of his administration. His actions are perfectly legal in Georgia where the office of Sheriff is at-will meaning you work at the will of the sheriff and if he says you’re fired then you are fired with no avenue of appeal. The process worked as designed and the new sheriff is not burdened with the old sheriff’s staff.

I wish the new sheriff well. His brother and I were very good friends for five or six years. I suspect he’ll be in for a few rude awakenings along the way as the political backstabbing begins a new season.

I’ll now have time for a lot more writing instead of trying to hack something out at the end of a long day. The book will be my main concern but I’ll consolidate the recent stuff and see if any of it is worthy of seeking publication.

The photo above was taken in our backyard a few nights ago. My daughter had a friend over for a sleepover and we made smores and tried to pretend it wasn't 70 degrees. Like my lovely wife says……If you have a fire pit in your backyard…….You might be a redneck.