WDP — Big Events

What big events have taken place in your life over the past year?

Overall, as a retire who, ever since March of 2020, when COVID came close to shutting down the world, has been somewhat of a shut-in, “big events” don’t often happen to us (me and my wife). That said, there have been a few things of note:

  • December 2021 — My wife and I sold our traditional bicycles and got e-bikes.
  • January — We had to put our ailing, 16-year-old cat down.
  • March — We adopted a one year old Labrador retriever mix from a local animal shelter.
  • April — We found out, after a doggie DNA test, that our Labrador retriever puppy mix is mostly pit bull.
  • April — I got fitted for hearing aids, significantly improving my ability to hear, but making me feel as old as Methuselah.
  • May — Our grandson’s second birthday.
  • June — My wife’s 70th birthday.
  • July — We were in our backyard playing with our dog, when she got a case of the zoomies and ended up colliding with my wife, knocking her off her feet. My wife ended up with a broken foot.
  • August — Late in the month we had a ten day, 100+°F heat wave that resulted in rolling power outages and our two year old whole house generator that we purchased specifically for situations like this failed.
  • September — My wife and I took our first vacation away from home since 2018.
  • October — Our granddaughter’s first birthday.
  • November — Our daughter and her long-time boyfriend got married.
  • December — It’s only the 9th. Maybe there will be a big event yet to come this month.

Written for today’s WordPress Daily Prompt.

14 thoughts on “WDP — Big Events

  1. Nope, Not Pam December 9, 2022 / 1:22 pm

    Sounds like a busy year

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  2. pensitivity101 December 9, 2022 / 1:28 pm

    Our main event of the year was finding Maya in February and bringing her home.

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  3. slmret December 9, 2022 / 1:44 pm

    That sounds like a busy year all right! I hope the foot has healed well!

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    • Fandango December 9, 2022 / 1:47 pm

      Thanks. It’s mostly healed.


  4. lifelessons December 9, 2022 / 2:05 pm

    Wow! This was a very eventful year for you. It might be good to have less excitement for December.

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    • Fandango December 9, 2022 / 2:25 pm

      I’m okay with that! 😉


  5. Lou Carreras December 9, 2022 / 2:20 pm

    I don”t know Fandango…wishing to live in interesting times is dangerous. Sounds as though you’ve had enough events for one year.

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  6. Gr8BigFun December 9, 2022 / 4:55 pm

    Wait, wait, wait, didn’t you have a momentous PowerBall lottery win a few posts back? LOL

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    • Fandango December 9, 2022 / 10:57 pm

      Yeah. That post fell under the category of Flash Fiction. 😏


  7. Sadje December 9, 2022 / 6:36 pm

    Congratulations on all the good news.

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