Changes, ya... been through a few.
And again, ...we're starting on a new one.
Last year has been hard. Will be for awhile. Grandkids will tell theirs about 20-21. As I try to finish/start/change the things around me ...things keep changing. Weather, prices, availability, fire, flood, transportation, prices, etcetera.
Rough play and injuries have caught up to me. Really hate traveling but need to do a 250km trip to get steroid injections in the neck, no doctor but need nerve damage drugs -regularly, miss one and I'm doing kidney killin' Ibuprofen and Methocarbamol when the pain and spasms get the better of me, and sleeping er' "quiet time resting" propped up in a sitting position sucking air. Meanwhile, the "Freedom 55 year" came and went; 60 is here and I find myself still working at what I want to be when I grow up. Still waiting to feel "grown up".
Trudge, trudge, trudge.
Actual plans? Make some art, garden, and play with the grandchildren before they're not. My grandson is thirteen, the age was when I left home already.
I have been volunteering with Westsyde's community association group long before there was one. I can't really remember when I actually joined the Society, '97 or '98 I think.
"To advance the positive development of the Westsyde Community through initiatives, engagement, and co-operative teamwork"
The Westsyde Community Development Society (WCDS) was incorporated as a not-for-profit society under the Society Act in May 2001 by a group of Westsyde neighbourhood residents. Their aim was “to foster, promote, encourage, and improve recreational sports, athletics and education; and to promote and encourage strong and lasting fellowships and good will among its member of the (Westsyde) community,” particularly its youth. The society’s registered Constitution and Bylaws currently reflect these objectives.
I will be stepping down as President (hopefully) in 2018. Prior to that I need to find someone willing to take the group forward.
The group has since given up their website and have moved to Facebook somewhere.
The Kamloopian - started out in 1998 as a news page using Angelfire (couple years later I bought the domain kamloopian.com and... years later, it has become just my personal brand name. Lately the site is slowly being resurrected as a blog. Don't know where it is going yet.
I was famous for a bit. Infamous for bit too. Still get wonderful emails from people.
At some point I will take up the videos again.
Or, since local newspapers have died I might go back to writing the snews.
Still working on a couple dioramas, Fort Kamloops and a Mad Scientist Workshop. I will get a picture or two up of them.
Meanwhile, remember turtles turtle.
I have three websites (domains) I'm working on. Finding the typing time tough to do though and there is lots to do.
His ambition is to journey to the heart of Middle Earth and never return. After all, Frodo lives... Youds, 1980
"...sort of like Andy Warhol’s Empire meets Bob Ross meets a Games Workshop Studio master class." - Make Magazine
If you want to change some things in your life, you have to change some things in your life.