This year has been like no other for us, in a few ways.
Ann gets a Salpingo-Oophorectomy
That’s short for when one of your ovaries turns into a monster that must be chopped into bits and extracted through a straw. This was an ordeal on many fronts. The things that went wrong were survivable, and we looked into the maw of many very bad outcomes that did not happen. This consumed the better part of our year, but I am thankful beyond measure to end the year with Ann healthy and strong again.
I build my first software product
Vernal Creative took the leap from client work to product development this year, and made Postmatic, the best WordPress email engagement plugin in existence. This has already been a huge adventure, and if we launch 1.0 in the next weeks as planned, it will make or break the coming year.
Life & Family
This felt like one my hardest-working years in a while. The Reno Collective continues to be the center of our community and work life. We enjoyed a few visits from Ann’s family on their way through town, and made a quick trip to Colorado for a wedding and a little time with my Dad, Blocksma cousins, and friends. I’m hoping for more family time in 2015.
A small but notable change this year is that Ann and I have gotten into the habit of planning our dinner in the morning, shopping before coming home, then cooking together in the evening. This little change has brought us a lot of joy!
I did a lot of running during Ann’s recovery, and camping was a great way for her to get out under the sky without having to move much. By November we were climbing again. We’ve stayed closer to home, but continue to find outdoor treasures here. We sold our truck camper in August and got a big car camping tent instead, which has been great so far.
Numbers and Notes
This may be the last year my graphs work in their current form (Google’s image charts are deprecated). I’ll need to make some time 2015 to make a new tally plugin 🙂
Hours Tracked (by GPS): 230.5102855399999
Outdoor Nights: 2|25
Miles on Foot: 768.630095913067
Elevation Gain on Foot (ft): 147417.65354372
Rock Climbing Elevation Gain (ft): 1050
Miles by Bike: 0
Zero biking again! Let me know if you’re in the market for his & her recumbent bikes with a hitch rack to carry both…
Books Read: 13
Movies Watched: 57.663