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What a Hell of a State We're in

Ye Wee Blogger

What a Hell of a State We're in

Big Time Catch Up 2020

It Has Been a While, Has­n’t it?

No 2020 Easter Egg

Like everyone else, the COVID 19 lockdown and other measures impacted what we did and how we did it in 2020. They still do, of course.

Notwithstanding being cooped up at home more than usual, I couldn't bring myself to write up our 2019 happenings and post it out at Easter in 2020. They seemed trivial and irrelevant, midst the worry and stress. As time passed though our views shifted. We were glad to get news from friends and colleagues and they from us. More than twelve months on here are some of the things we got up to in 2019. Some of them flowed on into 2020 and a significant change for us.

All Over the Place in '19

In 2019 we didn't make a Fall trip to Maine as was our custom. Instead:

  • I met up with my daughters and their families for a week in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, in July. Karen formed the rear party, took a week off work, and looked after the dogs back in NOVA.
  • I returned the favour when Karen flew halfway around the world to visit her sister in New Zealand in January 2020.

We did get away together, though, for a Low Country Christmas and New Year with all the dogs.

We also spent a week away on Lookout Mountain near Chattanooga and a long weekend in Davis, West Virginia.

On the work front, Karen managed to:

  • Spend a week in Las Vegas at the annual Amazon Web Services event again.
  • Go to Cyprus too, for a week in June. Somebody had to do it!

She didn't get to go to Japan in April '20. Wuhan stopped that

No Place in '20

We coped with the COVID 19 restrictions like many others. I worked from home, as usual. Karen worked alternate weeks at home and then at her workplace. We walked our dogs every day but had to adapt to the increased number of walkers on the trails we use. Virginia kept its parks open but closed the car park, which was pretty pointless. We coped, though. We sharpened our on-line shopping skills too.

Then, something, mostly unexpected, came along and changed things.