I’m excited that Melissa is going to receive an infusion of Benlysta, which we’re hopeful will manage some of her disease activity without the increased risk of infection. If all goes well, then she should need less steroids and hopefully no further Cytoxan to keep her disease in check. We pretty much worked through nearly every day in December and have continued to grow our business, since I’m back in the saddle full time again. This year I’ll be serving as president, so I hope I do as good a job as Kim did the last five years wearing that hat while we pushed to keep everything going. The last year at my former job was stressful due to politics, and the last year and a half I’ve felt off my game from the transition and a persistent concern over the global economy, moving from a Cobra to HIPAA plan, and so forth.
With medical insurance secured I’m slightly more optimistic about life for once, and I’ve decided to take care of a few issues around the house. Some of our neighbors have numerous dogs, which I’m sure are actually friendly if you’re part of their family or they get used to you, but who are fairly aggressive otherwise. I believe it’s important to keep peace with your neighbors, give them help when they ask for it, be polite to them, resolve issues when they come up and otherwise stay out of their business. For various reasons, we never brought the issue up with them. We’ll also get a dog at some point in the future and having a fence resolves several issues at once, with the additional benefit of added privacy for us and our neighbors. I also repaired the shed in the back yard and am going to have a metal roof installed, the back porch fixed up and extended, and possibly a gas generator installed after the fence is up.
Business continues to grow and we’ve had the opportunity to work with a few different folks. Even without the prospect of fully financed large project that would last for a year or more, we’re to the point where we’re going to have to expand. But neither myself or my business partner want to take on the risk and overhead all that entails without managing and covering that risk. If we don’t get a few big projects, it’s likely we’ll still pursue CoverTN for ourselves and try to hire one or two people, or at least give them more steady work under an EIN.
A few pictures: