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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Recent Purchases

Another warm weekend here in South Central Texas. As you know, I bought a new car and am seriously looking at a house. I've included pictures of the car and the house I'll be offering on in the next week or so. Let me know what you think. This shouldn't affect my traveling too much. I have friends who can watch the house and start the car on occasion. Still, I plan to stay here for at least a year before the next trip.

http://picasaweb.google.com/mccoy4984/Purchases#

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Still in San Antonio

I will be looking at a house today. The price is a little high but I'm sure they'd drop it. It's really a buyer's market now. I had located a house that was perfect, but had already been sold unfortunately. When you find a house that you really like, you tend to judge all others by that high standard. Oh well, I plan to take my time with this process and the worse that could happen is home prices could drop even further.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Travel Postponed?

A lot going on lately which explains why I haven't posted in a while. I bought a new vehicle last month (will post a picture of it someday) and have been very busy at work. And now, I'm thinking of buying a house. This won't affect my traveling in the long run but I'll want to enjoy the house for a while before I take off again.

I'll try to post some pictures of past travels this weekend.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Two Months On

I've been back in Texas for almost two months now. Under normal circumstances, this would be about the time I would be getting ready to go overseas again. However, I've decided to stay here for a while, at least a year and maybe longer. There are two reasons for this. The first is, because I've been away for most of the last two years, I feel my career has been put on hold. Those who have come after me have moved on to other departments and seem to be a bit ahead. The other reason I want to stay here a while is that it's been good to reconnect with old friends. No matter how close your friendships are, people have a tendency to forget about you when you've been gone so long. I had forgotten how nice it is to interact with those you have a lot in common with. It's much easier than trying to negotiate all the cultural pitfalls you face in other countries.

Not to worry though, I have enough pictures from past travels to keep this site alive. I can also travel Texas in my new vehicle taking pictures of interesting sites. I'm really looking forward to the downtime.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Travelogue Slovakia (17) More Food and Drink

These pictures were taken in the closing weeks of my time in Slovakia. The first two were at an afternoon dinner scheduled by my work place and the third was the spread of food at the goodbye party for which I've posted pictures previously. I would have posted these before, but some of my friends had just sent them to me.

http://picasaweb.google.com/mccoy4984/TravelogueSlovakia17MoreFoodAndDrink#