I’m back… 🙂
I got a text from a friend this week that whipped my brain matter into a froth. It was a screenshot from a tweet she sent out last year…
Already??!! I remember like it was yesterday… and I wish to God I could forget the song!!
This past year has been both the shortest AND the longest string of three hundred and sixty-five days in all of my 40 years. At times it has felt like a complete whirlwind where I couldn’t catch my breath, and others it felt like I was walking through mud…where I also couldn’t catch my breath, but for completely different reasons. In an effort to not make this a 10k* word post, I am going to gloss over almost everything except the key highlights:
- June 2018 – Bought the Caboose
- June 2018 – Moved to Denver
- Summer 2018 – Went to FinCon, Camp Mustache, and every CampFI of 2018 (minus the second Florida weekend)
- 2018/2019 – Spent a lot of time in Georgia
- 2018/2019 – Spent a few minutes swimming upstream in the mainstream media (more on that in a later post).
- 2018/2019 – Spent nominal amounts of time at work
- 2019 – Had a lovely vacation in Europe where, amongst other things, I lived in a castle and dined on Pannekoek
- May 2019 – Moved to Lake Geneva for the summer
Whew! I’m finally taking a moment to breathe before summer gets into full swing. Marla, my friend and caboose neighbor, is set to arrive next week which will get the 2019 season kicked off right. We have a lot of visitors due for visits (see your invite below!) in the coming months but I also have FinCon, Lola Retreat, a trip to Vancouver, and a possible jaunt through Spain (still in the planning stages) to look forward to. To round it all out, another move awaits me in October. Something tells me I am set for another whirlwind of a year. But first, the present…
Now that I live in a train car, I can somewhat declare that I am a locomotive engineer. OK, so there is no engine to speak of, but I am maintaining/living in the area which the engineers’ who once worked on the engine used to use as an office. That must count for something, right? Plus, I have these kick-ass locomotive engineer overalls so it’s officially official via my wardrobe at least…I am an engineer.
So what can I tell you about caboose living that I haven’t already? Continue reading “Life Update – I’m an Engineer Now ;)”