One decade

jimboI almost *always* forget when it’s my blahgiversary. I’m not sure why I remembered it this year, even though the number ends with a zero. errrrp… Actually maybe I did forget. According to my first EVER entry, it was yesterday. It’s okay, Snooty the Manitee’s 65th birthday is much more important than my 10th blahgiversary.

Many moons ago, I thought that I would have something edifying to say on my 10th blahgiversary. But I don’t and anyway, I’m a day late because of that Snooty thing. Maybe some statistical type stuff would suffice instead?

When I began my blahg, it really wasn’t a blahg in the true sense of the word. It was more like a journal. You can read more about why I started it here. I “rolled my own” back then, that is, every day, I dived “under the hood” and edited the html myself. Comment functionality was beyond my capabilities. On June 2, 2006, I started using wordpress and this was one of my posts that day. (It’s okay, nothing blew up.)

jackfranbettyWhat has happened since I began my blahg? Lemme see… I lost my brother (top photooo) in 2005 and the three folks in the bottom photoooo — Grandroobly (2006), The Commander (2012), and Radical Betty (2009). Mouse graduated from high school (2005). Both beach urchins graduated from college, Liz in 2006 and Mouse in 2009. I quit my “job” with YAG (2005). I reconnected with Uber Kayak Woman (2006). (Oh not that we were ever estranged, just busy and living on opposite sides of the country.) We (aka the C Fam) rebuilt the cabin at Houghton Lake (2004-05). I got a job (2007) after years of schlepping along without bringing in much income and wondering if I would ever have a *good* job again. I did get one and I am still there…

Tumultuous decade? I think most decades probably are. Lots of bad stuff but lots of highs too. Mostly a lot of one foot in front of the other kind of stuff. And a lot of driving!

I actually have something fun to write about on my sorta 10th blahgiversary! I worked from home this afternoon. Guess why! Because every single blasted toilet in my cube farm OVERFLOWED late this morning. I could not believe how fast the parking lot emptied out. The Blue and Only Toilet worked just fine today. I wish I could say the same about the cable modem, which I had to re-a-start [again] this afternoon. Again. Aaaarrrggghh.

Here’s to 10 more years. If I can stand myself that long…

4 Responses to “One decade”

  1. Marquis Says:

    Now what?

  2. Margaret Says:

    Happy Blogversary–mine is Labor Day weekend of an unknown year. I think I’m at 10 years(or maybe 11) since Ashley was in high school when I started. (16 or 17 and now she’s 27) Been a crazy 10 years here too with those same ups and downs and putting one foot in front of another. By the way, why did all the toilets overflow? That seems weird.

  3. isa Says:

    That whole toilet thing is so appropriate for the 10th anniversary of this blog.

  4. Tonya Says:

    Wow, ten years! It was nine years for me this past March. It really kind of blows my mind. (If Typepad ever decides to shut ‘r down, I don’t know what I’d do! I sure would like to be able to “capture” my blog somehow for posterity and not have it go poof into the cyber-abyss).