Housekeeping note: I have noted, as you probably all have, some lag and long loading times for the site. I’ve installed a caching plugin that seems to be helping some, but the real fix will be the upcoming migration of not just this but all our web sites to a new hosting service. I don’t have a date for that to happen yet, but hopefully soon, and with luck the site will only be down for an hour or so. Bear with us.
I’m tempted to launch into a soliloquy as to how weird 2020 has been, but, hell, who isn’t? Best I can say is that this concomitantly messed-up year is almost over, and at least the one good thing is that we are in the final steps of buying our house in the Great Land, where I intend to spend the rest of my days. That alone will make 2021 a better year.
This is but a first step, of course. Mrs. Animal and I loved Colorado, but the state is following in the footsteps of California nowadays, and besides, there are just too many people here. That’s not the main reason we’re leaving, though. We’ve been planning this for over twenty years, and now it’s time to make it happen. At that time, I may slowly transition this page to a little bit less ‘this is what political/social/news items pissed me off today’ and a little more ‘this is what I’m up to in the Great Land right now.’ I have to work for a few more years to set up my retirement, but we’re in single digits now – it’s getting close.
The world is getting screwier by the minute, it seems, but at least we’ll have some privacy, be far away from the most overt nuttiness, and who knows, maybe start enjoying some of those golden years folks are always talking about.