Although I made a couple of half-hearted attempts over this year to post something new to this blog, I’m saddened to see that my last actual post was made back on January 28. 2017 has been a wild ride of a year and, even in its waning days, shows no evidence that it is going to give me a break anytime soon.
These were the major events of my 2017:
Accepted a job with Alaska Airlines in Phoenix, then several days later accepted a position with Spirit Airlines and relocated to the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area.
Acknowledged that, while I enjoyed working for Spirit Airlines, I hated living in Florida, so I loaded up the Jeep Wrangler with as much as it could hold and headed back to Arizona. It may have taken 4 days to drive to Fort Lauderdale but it only took me 3 to drive back to Chandler…I guess I was motivated to get home. Highlights of that trip were getting stuck in a 4+ hour traffic jam on the I-10 (Orange, Texas), an apocalyptic hailstorm (somewhere on the I-10 in Texas), almost running out of gas just outside of Fort Stockton (West Texas), and enjoying a 15+ minute greeting from dogs Sandy, Morgan and Ricky in the laundry room when I finally got home.
Accepted a position with Mesa Airlines in Phoenix.
My youngest sister, her husband, and their three kids came to visit.
My dog Sandy tore the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) in her back right leg. It’s still a mystery as to what she was doing when it happened.
Sandy underwent surgery to repair her torn ACL. She was miserable that night as the anesthesia wore off but we got through it somehow. She then began a long 8-week healing and recovery process.
Accepted a new position with American Airlines in Tempe, Arizona. Also settled on January 8, 2018, for my dog Ricky’s corrective heart surgery.
Sandy tore the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) in her back left leg. Am completely at a loss as to how she managed this one – she was inside the house and frequently within view all evening. She is scheduled for surgery (and another 8-week recovery period) on January 22, 2018.