Sunday, April 17, 2011

Update on Recent Events

It has been a while since I last updated this blog and my chess site. On 3-31-2011 a tornado came through my area and tore up several trees. Half of an oak tree was knocked onto my roof and I had to move out of my house on short notice. I have moved back in with my mom temporarily and have gotten all of the paperwork into Citizens insurance company. I had to send them the title because the house is totalled and I'm not going to rebuild it. They will eventually haul it away and the park owner will put a new one on that lot. I am still awaiting the insurance settlement money and I am also trying to figure out the best use for that money. I am tempted to sell as much of my stuff as I can and give away everything else that won't fit into a van and then travel around the country playing in chess tournaments. I would like to play a tournament in each of the 50 states.

I took a 89 day leave of absense from Northcentral University so that I have time to get settled into a new place before I resume work on my Ph.D. in Psychology. However, I'm not sure that I am actually going to finish this degree because I have lost interest in it. I just don't see that completing this degree will get me a job that I would actually want. I just know that I want a doctorate in something.

I'll post more games here soon.

Mike Serovey, MA, MISM