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2017 Summary

Road to Recovery Miranda’s health and recovery dominated 2017. It was at least eight months before the onslaught of appointments, tests, specialists, and procedures subsided. We still have appointments, but the time between them is measured in months instead of days. The last year wasn’t easy for me, so I cannot imagine what it was like for her. Miranda is a brave, strong woman; I’m so thankful that she’s still in my life.

2016 Summary

Seattle to Portland Miranda and I rode our bicycles 204 miles from Seattle to Portland. What an accomplishment as a couple! It took a lot of training; Spring was entirely dedicated to training. Thunder Creek / Junction Camp Our first backpacking adventure on our own was Thunder Creek (map shows the one-way hike). It was supposed to be an easy five to six mile hike along a valley next to a river.

2015 Summary

The High Divide Trail Miranda and I hiked the High Divide Trail w/our brother-in-law Mark, which is an 18 mile loop in the Olympic National Park. It wasn’t an easy hike, but my goodness it was beautiful. Niblings We welcomed a new nibling to the family (Rosalind Jane Farrar), and the Littles moved back to WA! I cannot explain how excited that makes me. I will finally be able to see my sister, brother-in-law, and niblings more often!

2014 Summary

Just Grilling After procrastinating about building a deck in the yard, we decided to take a smaller step forward and buy a grill. The summer was full of delicious grilled food! WAT Seriously? That’s it? Did anything else happen in 2014?

2013 Summary

Going, Going, Gone! I sold two of my three major worldly possessions this year - my 2006 Suzuki SV650 and my first-ever house on Ashworth Ave N! Wedding Over the summer, I married the woman of my dreams. My ring is engraved with the geo-coordinates of the place we met, and she has a rhyme to remember the time. ;) MJH to MJB, 07-27-13

2012 Summary

New Job I quit my job with Facilities Services in June and started a new position with UW-IT Information Management. Hopefully I’ll be happier… at least for a while. Engagement I got engaged to the most beautiful woman in the world! I moved from N. Seattle to S. Seattle w/Miranda. PINCH ME For Sale And, hot damn, I posted my house for sale! AND AND AND as of one day after that, I had two full price offers.

2011 Summary

New Relationship Possibly the best thing to happen to me all year happened on April 17th. That’s the day that I met Miranda at the 72nd Street Cafe near Green Lake. As soon as we started talking, I could tell that there was chemistry between us. After that day, I couldn’t (and still can’t) get enough of her. Honestly, I can say that I’ve never been happier. Ever. Life is just better with Miranda in it.

2010 Summary

Work/Family/Relationships I’m unhappy with my job, my sister and her family moved away to Virginia, and I broke up with my long-term girlfriend when she moved back to CA. 😭 Spec-B After feeling trapped in Seattle over the last year, I decided to buy another car. Not just any car, mind you, a 2008 Subaru Legacy Spec-B. Damn, I love that car…

2009 Summary

Moving I BOUGHT A HOUSE Of course, now I feel crushed by the mountain of debt that is my mortgage. At least now I won’t have to move every year, at least for the time being. Relationships Caryolnn moved out. le sigh Our relationship has been a little iffy these last few months. Maybe this will be good for us? Going, Going, Gone! I sold my first car, my 1991 Mustang.