Sunday, December 31, 2023

Happy New Year!

 Jim and I are very fortunate to be healthy, to have each other, to have a passion for our work, and to be able to travel. Life is good.

What a year! 2023 saw us travel to Indonesia for a dive trip, London for a Google Product Experts Summit, RVing up and down the east coast to Jim's High School reunion and back, and the Bahamas twice, once with friends for diving with Hammerhead sharks and again for a Toastmasters convention. 

We've slowed way down in going to RV rallies and teaching. We only did 2 little ones this year, one in Georgia and one in Florida. Still have a lot of fun RVing and teaching our seminars, we don't plan to ever quit completely. We did stay home for a good stretch this summer, enough for Jim to get a new hip and learn how to use it. Although, it didn't take any time at all. He was at the hospital at 7am and home by 2:30. He used his walker for all of 2 days before he felt just fine. Now he's a bionic geek!

We've replaced RV Rallies with our YouTube channel for teaching. This year we blew past the 10,000 subscribers milestone. If you haven't seen one of our live-streams, check it out. Jim has learned a LOT about using studio production tools for making it look really good.

Now we're home in Fort Lauderdale for the holidays and resting up before taking a Hawaii Cruise for Jim's 70th birthday in January. We have 13 people going all totaled, some family and friends and some Geeks on Tour friends. 

Best wishes for a Happy Holiday and a Fun New Year. 

Thursday, December 28, 2023

December - home for party month

 Another concert! Also at The Parker. This one is The Fab Four - a Beatles Tribute band. They were really fun. See the photo album for some video.

Then came the USA Dive Club Christmas party in Delray. It's about an hour drive, so we took advantage of the special rate to spend the night at the hotel where the party was held. Any excuse to feel like we're traveling!

We've been partying, and diving, with some of these people for nearly 40 years. Still going strong!

For the Christmas day event, things were back to normal with Jim's sister, Debbie, hosting. 

For New Year's Eve - a real treat! Marie invited us to her house and we decided to take the Van and sleep in her driveway.

It was a delicious dinner, fun company, and fun to sleep in her driveway. We had to be home for a morning Zoom call, so we woke up and left early - allowing us to see sunrise on New Year's Day.