As I reflect on the year that none of us will forget, 2020, all in all it was mostly good for us. Let me get the bad overwith, in March I lost my job, which I got another job quick enough, then in March we all know what plagued the world. While speaking to someone on the other side of the country we were all doing the same thing, praying nobody we knew or that we wouldn’t get Covid. All the while we were moving forward with our plans for our 2/1/2021 departure date. In January I wrote in my dayplanner that on December 28, whereever I am working, to put my notice in (I actually wrote it that way). The rest of the bad is that my father in law, a sweet, sweet man, became sicker and was in a hospital bed (at home-thank you Hospice) since July and passed away at age 98.5. He is missed but we all know he is in a better place. My uncles got Covid but thankfully made a speedy recovery. That’s all I got for the bad, while I miss hugs of my family and while masking up is a pain, I do it for the better good.
Christmas we spent our last year as homeowners in our backyard with family. It was great. Didn’t have as many people as we normally have but it was great just the same. Honestly it was the most relaxing year I ever had. We did a hobo dinner cooking over an open fire. We kept the fire going for warmth. It was a chilly year. Shan and Christian came down so the only ones we were missing was my son and daughter-in-law.
We picked 2/1/2021 as our shove off date so we could go to Mardi Gras, that of course as I write this is cancelled. That’s ok we will plan on it for next year. This year while we have our reservations we will just have fun in New Orleans anyway. We plan on heading west, stopping and seeing our besties, who spend the month of July in Washington and a stop in Yellowstone and finishing in Savannah to do a half marathon in November, (assuming it will happen), spend the holidays with family and then back out.
I started 2020 with a project of 52 Weekend’s to remember-well that took a hault because of Covid, which gave us more time to work on the cabin, camper or the house. We continued with our plans, spending most of the time working on the cabin, camper, or the house. To make it easier to work on the house we moved into the camper, started to box up, get rid of and get ready for a garage sale. I think it was somewhere in August that our kids came over to help us with cleaning up the Irma tree (huge tree that was toppled over during Irma) as we were preparing to put our house on the market, when they showed interest in purchasing the house. Which we finally closed on December 28, 2020, the same day I quit my job. I have 3 days (including today) and I will be retired. We will eventually have to go back to work, which will look different then what we are doing now, we are planning on doing some workkamping and have already applied already to Yellowstone 2022.
As I sit here on my last Wednesday of my career I am looking forward to a healthy, happy and adventuresome 2021 and that I wish the same for everyone.
The first picture is my wonderful father-in-law, who is missed but is in a better place.
The balance is Christmas.
Next week I will be back on to location and places to see blogs.
Until next time,