It seems the world is steering towards putting up some kind of end-of-year post. While I will be lazy, and wait for WordPress to mail me all those stats numbers, I figured I’d drop a few stats from life in general.
It was a year of ups and downs, with a number of “down” periods. A number were triggered by anniversaries ending in “1″. (“1″ means more to my mathematically oriented brain than “0″ does, as it marks the start of a second tens grouping.) We’ve been down here in Ohio 11 years. I turned 51. We had our 21st wedding anniversary. While the wedding anniversary was a happy point, it also marked, just like the other two, that I was starting a new decade here in Ohio. While the state is okay, and while there are some TRULY wonderful people down here (my favourite, FRANKly, being a guy with a great ANGLE on life), Ohio ain’t where I want to be for the rest of my life. So that caused some serious depression bouts. I also lost some good neighbours on one side, but also got ride of the .. um … “donkey voids” across the drive. They caused me several major frustrations, which ratcheted up the frustration level, but now they’re gone for good, and the owner will move in once the place is cleaned out. Not sure how they’re gonna get a dumpster the size of the Titanic up the drive, but we’ll see. I lost my dog Sam back in July. While we’ve added a couple cats, including our “old man” Stryper, I am a dog person, period. That loss still hurts.
It is my goal, though, to write something shortly after the 1st, in my series of “Why Can’t I Have Normal Pets”. Sam deserves nothing less. Other than those, and my trivial (if far too late) “firing” from my church exterior maintenance position, that’s about all. I’m really hoping that 2014 goes a heck of a lot smoother. I’m looking forward to the new “Come For Company“, the multi-holiday enhancement of the older “Company For Christmas”. I’ll be on there New Years Day, when the wife has to work. (I will try to stop by tomorrow, as well, but it’s our 25th engagement anniversary, and the wife is off tomorrow. Yes – romance isn’t dead, it just limps and wheezes and has chronic headaches. :D ) And I’m looking forward to sharing more of my silly stories here.
So there it is. Once again, thanks to all of you, those who comment and those who just support, for taking time from your important lives to share my twaddle. I hope a very Happy New Years Eve and Day for everyone, and may 2014 bring ALL of us many more happy days!