2017 was a terrible year. The last thing I wanted to do was dwell on more racism, sexism, and Trump. Doesn't really make you want to type things, you know?
Let's focus on the good stuff! I made my dad's lifelong dream finally come true: Hawai'i. It's a beautiful place with a beautiful spirit. And for a $600 plane ticket, it was a no-brainer. All four of us went, with Jadek spending 15 days with the 'rentals. I was worried - I shouldn't have been. Everyone got on and we had a lot of fun.
2017 also had us knee-deep in house stuff. The basement flooded in late 2016 and so we spent a lot of 2017 recovering physically and emotionally (mostly emotionally) from that. New roof, stonework out front... it was nesting in all its glory.
So, 2017 slithered away. Despite some significant highlights, it was a trying year that I'm happy to see the back of.