There are times in any creator's life where the muse takes a temporary leave. This is one of those periods in my career. Part of the problem is my incredibly screwed up sleep schedule. Working 3rd shift is hard enough, but having a large amount of time off that allows you to drift back to a normal sleep schedule really messes with you. During my recent work furlough, I had a horrible bout of insomnia and ended up feeling less rested, not more. Now I'm back to trying to adjust to my normal schedule and not having a very good time of it.
As a result, not much has been happening on the homebrewing front. I've got some a few different active projects going on, but haven't been making great progress on them lately. I have a ton of cool (at least in my not-so-humble opinion) ideas floating around in my head, but it has been extremely hard for me to get the energy to execute them. I'm too damn tired at the end of the day to do much of anything ham radio related or anything else that requires thinking and concentration. However, I'm still having a hard time getting the rest I need. So I have been ending up doing a lot of reading, both Dead Tree and Internet. I've also been letting my e-mails slide again, and I sincerely apologize for anyone who has written me that I haven't responded to yet. Please send me another mail to give me a needed kick in the butt.
The bottom line is that I humbly ask you to bear with me as I work this out. My blog posting will probably continue to be a bit more scarce than normal for a while longer. Don't worry, I'm not going to allow the blog to fade. This place is like my journal and notebook in a sense...I make it public in order to share the information but it's also here for somewhat selfish reasons. I'm not going to let it get neglected. Rest assured that I have some interesting homebrewing information to share with you as soon as I can recapture my energy and spirit.