Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A year...

It has been a year since our arrival here. Doesn't seem we have been here that long on most days, other days, well, let's just not think along those lines!

When that first year is up you can no longer say you're still new...there is some comfort in saying, "we've been here less then a year" Well, that is no longer an option, we are over the year hump starting tomorrow! It kinda makes me nervous not to have that little crutch!

We will sit together and reflect on our year here this weekend. It's always good to evaluate where you're at, where you've been and where you're going. We will need to make sure we are still on track so to speak. Take a look at what we have done (which isn't so much) and what we need to do (which is a lot). You have to re-evaluate. We have to look at where are we still needing to plug in and where we can now unplug. Look into the things that need a power surge or need a new breaker. Some things still need a complete re-wire, we know that, but that is huge and you try everything else first. Other things just need a new switch, a rewired plug or just a fuse change. So many things are going well, and seriously, if it ain't broke don't fix it applies to many things However, it's the squeaky wheel that gets the grease applies and there aren't always just squeaky wheels some are going flat or completely broken. It takes fresh eyes to see this and we have had those for a year and now we have a few other sets of eyes taking it all in and the re-works have begun.

Really we do this whole evaluating what we are doing often but we will take a super hard look this weekend. It's not easy to take honest looks at what you are doing and then stop or start doing things differently, I mean who likes change? Not many, but honestly for me, change is usually the safer option...seriously! Warped I know, but it's the nature of the life in blue and I guess I have come to take it as normal. I'm excited to see what happens next!

So anyway, it's been a pretty good year. There were many happy events! We have celebrated new life, promotions, awards. We have had to say our share of goodbyes due to PCS, retirement, career changes as well. We have also mourned...too much...We have made new friends, good friends. Of course we have enjoyed our community connections too. Love Ms BC and JLA! Another good bye to one of the BEST as she married and went south to a new life adventure. It's really been a neat year. I do look forward to seeing what's next...

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