Winter’s Coming but Spring is Here II

Hi All. So I’ve been out of commission lately with a neck/back injury and some intense situations at work that took up an enormous amount of my time and energy. Missed you all! Anyway, back to visit today and I have refreshed a post from a few years ago. My main question is this: The post is longer than I would like but I am having a hard time deciding what I could actually cut out. Any suggestions? Be honest. I can take it! and thanks in advance!