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2008 in review

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Thinking back on 2008, it must have been the most eventful year of my life. Here’s a rough outline of major events in chronological order — some good, some bad (I’ll do a separate post with riding highlights soon).

  1. Found out that my riding buddy, Dave, had a wreck and injured his spinal cord (he is recovering very well, and is back to riding the trails)
  2. Got engaged
  3. Had my wisdom teeth removed
  4. Celebrated Sarah’s graduation from grad school
  5. Took a trip to North Carolina and Virginia, to explore some job possibilities for Sarah.  While there, I was hit by a car (which then “ran”). I had some scrapes and a broken/dislocated finger, which still hurts sometimes (it happened in June). Then our car broke down. We did manage to see some beautiful sights while we were there, but the trip was pretty much a complete bust. Sarah did not get either job. Actually, we thought she was getting the one in Virginia, and just as we thought they were going to make an offer, they told us they had a hiring freeze, and could not fill the position.
  6. Got married
  7. Moved to Pennsylvania, since Sarah found a job here. I kept my job, and have been working from home.
  8. Found out I’m getting laid off from my job. December 31 (tomorrow) will be my last day.
  9. Took steps to form my own company providing Web development and other services. This is the first I’ve mentioned it on the blog, I’ll say more later.

7 Responses to “2008 in review”

  1. Eric Says:

    Sounds like a crazy year. Here’s to more of the good and less of the bad in 2009! (Atl least you don’t have any more wisdom teeth that might need removal…)

  2. Ray Says:

    I wish you all the best in your entrepreneurial efforts. My son is in the same field as you.

  3. Tim Says:

    That’s truly an amazing year. So topsy-turvy. I think you’ve weathered it all quite well. Have a happy New Year!

  4. furiousball Says:

    great year buddy, so happy for you and Sarah. Happy New Year’s!

  5. john g Says:

    Good luck and many many good years ahead ,Enjoy your website and Your bike rides. You’ll be fine + cheers to 2009 . Keep on rolling and enjoy the good old NEPA , “Happy New Year”. John

  6. Kentucky Philosopher Says:

    Good luck on the new venture. I hope that your trip to NC was not your first. If it was, you should give it another shot. I love that state and it is great for riding, hiking and rafting.

    Happy New Year.

  7. Dave Says:

    Happy New Year to you and Sarah! Wishing you all the best in 2009…

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