We are waiting for a permit to build two new structures at the new house, one of which will be a dedicated shop for me and the other a garage with hobby space above. This is super exciting because I have always had to build in a make-do garage space. Maybe they will be built by the end of the year.....but how knows? Right now all my tools are stored with all our other stuff in a tiny one-car garage and what is left of my wooden quiver is up in the rafters, waiting for their new home.
So between all that and multiple trips up and down California to visit the kids, it's been busy year.
And of course my wife is super busy with teaching, preparing a teaching syllabus for a new class and prepping for a teaching-consulting side gig. But I'm not complaining. Our kids are learning how to live on their own and I'm still able to surf 5+ times a week and I'm still in love with my wife after 22 years of marriage. Life is good.
The fam, Malena, Stephanie and Andy in Tiburon. Michele could not make this trip.