I just realized that its been over a year since I posted here. Its been quite a year, so much has happened and kept me extremely busy... Looking back I guess the last time I posted was before Hurricane Irene and that crazy snow storm that came before it. That snow storm brought down ALOT of branches from trees in our yard, mainly in the front. Irene brought alot of rain and the water table was already a bit high, so we got some flooding in the basement, which is where my office is. I spent a good part of a day and night when we discovered the water was coming in soaking it up and using the shop vac to suck up the water. Still, enough came in that damaged the wall and made the carpet completely unusable. It took me about 6 months to get all that cleaned up and rebuilt. I was able to move back in in the spring, and we now have a sump pump and can more easily monitor the water table.
All that also meant that my private yoga studio became more of a storage room so no yoga, no massage work... nothing.
I did find the time to take up a new hobby that I had long been interested in, r/c helicopters. I have some very nice birds now, more on that in another post. Oddly though I haven't had the time to fly any of them lately and I just got an r/c monster truck working again. Flying is hard to do when the wind is strong so I have to try to time my flight time with the weather.
We also bought a new travel trailer, a Jayco X23B and a Yukon XL Denali to pull it. More on that later too but for now I'll say that it was a big help while we had no power from Sandy.
My day job has been utterly crazy this past year. I'm not sure how I survived it... maybe I didn't.... anyway, I've lost a few people this year that I need to replace. I especially need a very strong developer in the Northern NJ area.