It wasn’t a great year for blogging for me, but it was good for other things! I figured I’d round out the year with a quick recap post, so I don’t forget what happened 🙂
This past week, I had a theme team meetup on the Big Island in Hawaii.
Outside of some fog-based travel issues on the way out, it was a great trip. As usual, it’s always lovely to see my team in person, and the weather was very easy to take. I’m not sure how I’ve gone so long without working on a lanai!
From September 11-18th, I joined nearly 600 fellow Automatticians for our annual Grand Meetup, in Whistler Village, BC.
Since we all work remotely full-time, meetups like these are great and rare opportunities to catch up in person. The Grand Meetup has the added benefit of not just involving a team or two, but the whole company.
Although tiring, it was a great time, and I’m looking forward to next year!
I didn’t get a ton of photos, but managed to snap a few during downtime:
In the last few months, I’ve lost momentum working on projects around the house.
I did a pretty good sprint of work when I first bought the house – lots of painting, hanging shelves, and replacing lights, counters and appliances. Once the place got into liveable shape, though I kind of ran out of steam — I’ve been stepping around the last remaining boxes and, outside of the constant battle against the backyard’s blackberries, living with things the way they are.
Now I’m tallying a list of final projects, to start working on them in the late summer and fall.
For my birthday this year, I went camping and hiked Elk Falls.
Last week I travelled with the rest of the Automattic Theme Team to Montréal for our bi-annual team meetup.
Back in January, I spent a weekend in Tofino with friends Julianne and Laura, to celebrate Laura’s birthday.
I’ve just returned home from my first visit to Las Vegas, Nevada, since well… ever.
We got a dump of snow yesterday and today. One of my neighbours just skied by on the unplowed road 😐