Well, I don’t really have any excuse for 2019. Just got busy I guess. One thing I did manage to accomplish was getting my Wilderness First Responder certificate. Unfortunately, it expired this year, and I won’t be able to get it renewed thanks to the Chinese covid virus plandemic. which leads us into 2020…
Of course everyone knows the China covid virus plandemic hit hard in early 2020. Businesses were shut down by government dictate over the WuFlu, and those that were able to stay open had rationing and long lines. I’m not going to get into the politics of it b/c that’s not the focus of this blog, I’ll just say that kind of bullshit is UNACCEPTABLE in a supposedly free Republic and leave it at that. The one silver lining is that my workplace became a “work from home” place. That was nice, but brought its own challenges – like family members not respecting my WORK time. Pretty much nothing got done in 2020, except my wife finally got on board with the idea of gardening and prepping.
When 2021 rolled around, we were still living under almost tyrannical covid restrictions “for our own safety”. Funny thing is, the wanna-be dictators imposing these mandates ignored their own rules. Whatever happened to “2 weeks to flatten the curve” and “lead by example”??? There was talk at work that if a vaccine became available, it would be mandatory. Of course, we were already required to wear masks if we chose to work on-site. I decided I’d had enough of the bullshit, so in early January I decided to take an early buyout, meaning that as of June 30, 2021 I would be unemployed. Or as I call it, Joyfully Jobless.
Planning for that, we got our house paid off and I bought a motorcycle – something I’ve wanted for a long time. I also put in a grape arbor, and my wife got the garden going again. That is still a learning process for us. Our summer squash did great and the rest was… not so great. Anyway, got a lot more to say about 2021 since the end of June, but this is getting long enough for one post, so I’ll finish my thoughts tomorrow.