Here are a few highlights in my life for the dumpster-fire that was 2020. I was extremely fortunate that neither of us lost our job, got sick, or had any real hardships. I want to concentrate on the positive parts of my life and share some good things that have happened to me.
Bought another Fat Bike
I had one in 2015 then sold it a year or so later. It wasn’t quite what I wanted but I regretted it immediately. So now here I am with a Surly Wednesday and custom Dino-bags from Rogue Panda Designs. Riding bikes brings me much joy and happiness. I celebrate every bike I ever buy.
I started learning Python in 2019, learned a bunch more in 2020.
Lots of projects in the works for personal and work use. Posts and links to come later as I finish the projects.
We Bought a House
After living in our tiny house for 8 years, our world going into lockdown to contain an epidemic, and my job going 100% remote, it was time for us to get a bit more space. We were going to be home ALL the time now so needed some room to stretch out. It’s a small 2-bedroom house with character, but so far after nearly 4 months we really love it.
We Sold the Tiny House
After 8 years of living in our Tiny House (AKA The Addison Mansion), we sold the house to a very eager young lady. We’re so grateful this process was quick and painless. The buyer was eager and enthusiastic about Tiny Houses, something I’ve been burned out about for a few years now.
Work is Going Well
I’ve now been with RidewithGPS.com for 6+ years. This is by far the longest employment streak at any one company since I started working at age 12. The work keeps me busy, pays well, stays interesting, and even with this down-turn in the world economy people are out riding bikes and using our services.
Inktober 2020 Completed
This is now the 4th year in a row completing the Inktober Challenge.
I really look forward to creating more art in Inktober 2021.
I like taking pictures of birds and other wildlife but I’ve never had a good zoom lens to do so. Since I wasn’t traveling at all, I was able to quickly save some money to get a Fujifilm 100-400mm Lens. It’s a beast but I’ve been able to get some great shots just around our neighborhood.