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Friday, July 31st, 2009

My wife and I have taken turns being sick for nearly three weeks now. Here’s a rough sequence of events:

  • I caught some kind of stomach bug, possibly from drinking from a creek.
  • Sarah got a cold.
  • I got over my stomach bug.
  • Sarah almost got over her cold.
  • Sarah got strep throat.
  • Until a few days ago, I had not caught anything from Sarah. She complimented me on my Immune System of Steel.
  • The next day, I got sick (cold or strep throat or something).
  • Sarah got pink eye.

That brings us to today. I’m feeling better than I have the past couple of days, but still have a sore throat. Sarah’s still coughing a lot. Hopefully she can get over pink eye pretty quickly, and hopefully I can avoid catching it. Naturally, all of this is happening during the busiest time yet for my business.

We could use a break here. Geez.

First bicycle ride of 2009: gross, but (hopefully) cleansing

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

I did my first ride of 2009 today, and it was quite unpleasant. I’m still sick, and medicated, so I did an easy ride of about nine miles on the Levee Trail. I won’t go into detail, but I was hacking up ungodly quantities of grossness throughout the ride. I just hope I managed to cleanse my system of the remains of what ails me.

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.
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