I took some time off after a really difficult semester at UM. I traveled back to Cali to visit with my kids and ended up staying for a few weeks. Didn’t take long to get tired of the valley and the state; although it was hard to leave my kiddos. Lillian came back with me and is now attending Sentinel High.
So the end of the semester and the year is fast approaching. Once I get through finals week, I will be heading back to California for a few days to spend X-mas with my kids. Tanya and I have decided that it would be in Lillian’s best interest to come back with me. The influences of Buchanan High just isn’t boding well for her. Her attitude is not at all what it should be and we fear will deteriorate.
But, her being here in Montana and attending Sentinel High will do her some good and teach her a better way of thinking. Everyone seems much more grounded here. not the millennial, entitlement attitude there is in the Fresno school district.
Money is going to be tight unfortunately. Course it always is. I’m pretty sure I won’t be working at the vets office here on campus after this semester. I don’t think that the boss cares for me much. I honestly think that this is just another push by God, pushing me where I need to be. Where that is I don’t know, but with everything that has happened to get me here, I have faith that he has a plan for me.
I’ve got only a hand full of projects left to accomplish for my classes, along with two finals. My history final is the only one i’m truly worried about. It’s going to be a bear. Here is the latest project I completed for my Photoshop class a composite abstract with around ten elements and a dozen or so effects.
I have a final project that is a self portrait to get done this weekend, but I have no clue of what I’m going to do. It must be a non-selfie style portrait that embodies who I think I am. OK?
Midterm 2 for history is done. And I’ve complete another Photoshop assignment. This one was all about compositing. So I decided to grab screen shots of my level 70 characters on Star Wars The Old Republic and mash them up.
A great many things have happened this last week. Sebastian is back home and doing well. It was touch and go for a while, waiting for his digestives system to come back online. It finally did and we have him home again. I thank god for that. I got back the results for my mid-term for one of my media classes. To my astonishment I received 100%. All my classes are going great save one which I’m down to just over a 90% in.The darn TA is a boob and not grading all my assignments and lo-balling me on others. My projects are far superior in both content and techniques used for nearly all the other students and I’m still getting low b’s on most of them. I’m not happy.
It looks like I’ll have all the girls this summer with Autumn staying permanently to attend High School here in Missoula. Sebastian wants to stay in California over the summer. He’s waiting for his buddy to be able to move up here and attend the University with him. I’m going to need to get some bunk-beds really soon and begin preparing for the shift. That is actually exciting.
Posted by Allen Harguess on Friday, November 3, 2017
Grinding through all the much of each day. Sebastian is still not improving much. talked to the doctor in charge of the pediatric program who is now caring for him and he’s not too concerned about how things are going. He said this is typical, but it gives me no comfort. I hate him in so much pain. The worry I feel is clouding everything. Motivation is the enemy right now. Can’t seem to find any.
It snowed last night. woke up to white everywhere.
Not much comfort either I’m afraid.
This whole last week has been so very hard for me. My son Sebastian was admitted to hospital on Thursday. His appendix ruptured. He has been struggling really hard to recover but it’s so slow and frustrating. He in a great deal of pain and can eat or drink. I fear for him.
It makes me feel of worthless that I can’t do a thing for him. worse I’m 1300 miles away. I’m praying every day for his recovery.
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So i have two projects that I’ve completed for two of the five Media Arts classes I’m taking this semester at UM. The first is a Photoshop project using Type as a primary element of design.
We had to use a quote and create a graphic to convey the emotion of the quote.
I also had to complete two separate cuts of video using a selection of provided raw footage to show two different points of view. one is based on the woman’s perspective and the other the man’s perspective. Obviously there’s something shady going on.
Both videos are loaded to my YouTube Channel. Here they are;
I’m really enjoying the projects but they are a bit easy. I’d like to do something more challenging –
He loved flying model planes and racing Nitro-powered model cars. I flew both powered and glider aircraft with him on many occasions. He traveled all over the world doing overseas duty with his unit. He was always very outgoing and loved to dance. For his size he could really dance a jig.
He taught me a great deal about life and self-reliance. I miss the old boy.
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