2008: the year I single-handedly helped the economy—but obviously not enough.
It was also the year I experienced my first ever broken bone and had a foot punch a hole in my ceiling.
The year started off with a whiz-bang. Well, more like a oof-bang. On the first Monday of 2008, I fell down the steps at work and fractured a bone in my foot. It’s the same leg I’d severely sprained about 20 years ago, and now I can truthfully say that a sprain does indeed hurt worse than a break.
Nothing much else happened this year that I can remember. Except that I bought a new computer (the old one crashed… hard), and a new HD television (so that I could enjoy the season premiere of Supernatural in its full glory after having suffered through the longest summer hiatus since the beginning of television. (Do I love this show? You bet! If you’re not watching Supernatural, you should be!)
I finished up the year by buying a new car. I’ve been trying to clear out the clutter in my home and found I really need the room an SUV provides. So, after some good research (thank you Consumer Reports online), I bought a Subaru Forester. But as I was driving it off the lot, I felt I’d made a horrible decision. I’ve always had a certain dislike of SUVs and mini-vans; and it drives so much differently than my (used) Lexus did. But now that that I’m getting used to it (and loading up the back), I’m quite pleased.
Oh, about that hole in the ceiling. Our condo building started having its roof replaced this fall. (It’s expected to continue until February. I just love the smell of tar in the morning.) My section was the first they did and is completely done now. But on the first day of work, one of the roofers fell through a hole in the roof and didn’t stop until he’d gone all the way through my ceiling. Fortunately, no one was hurt, and the roofing company paid for the damage. The contractor that did the repair did a fabulous job, so I’m keeping their number for other building fix-ups I may have.
Other than that, the cats and I are the same (Gigi is still a sweetheart, Kimmi a timid mouse, and Shadow an annoying… well, an annoying shadow), except another year older.
I always feel a little hypocritical when writing these summaries about me and then ending it with just a sentence of “I hope all is well with you.” But I do (hope all is well with you), and this format gives you a wonderful (and easy) way to reply. So, if you do stop by to read (even if it’s in August), you’re welcome to write a reply. (Thank you, Web 2.0!) I’d love to know what you’re up to, and get your e-mail address in the process. (And if you’re not tired of reading about me yet, you can check out my 2007 year in review as well.) 🙂