2021: The Year

The 2021In Review. Nobody actually  reads this stuff, right? In 2021 I rode my bike a lot, fell off my bike a lot, worked a lot, ate a lot, went to church a lot, traveled a lot, goofed off a lot, and met a lot of women online. And a few off. I’m still alone a lot.

As the year began I pursued a lady I was crazy about. It seemed to be going pretty well until she told me she needed to figure out her feelings about her ex. Then she started dating some dogfaced guy with a motorcycle. 

I made another winter trip to Florida to ride mountain bikes alone and with friends.

In May I fell for a woman who happened into my life, despite living 256 miles away. I spent three days with her and had a wonderful time. Then it blew up after I came home. It still makes no sense to me.

In May I attended my honorary son’s wedding. They are now expecting their first child.

I donated blood plasma a dozen times.

I sold my 1998 Camry for salvage. Nearly 350,000 miles on the odometer.

In August my friend GW helped bolt solar panels to the roof of my van! Now I camp with a refrigerator and a microwave, and can recharge my bicycle and run a coffee maker!

In September I traveled internationally! I saw a lot of Canada, especially Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. I saw the Statue of Liberty, Niagara Falls and visited the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. I ate lobster rolls and a lot of other good food. I saw a moose up close in the wild.

I did a lot of food delivery work, think GrubHub / DoorDash / Uber Eats. I was also blessed to start a job doing rapid delivery. I do mostly in-state deliveries, but once I drove to Florida and back. 1300 miles in 26 hours!

I was invited to a High Point Rockers baseball game, and I saw Ace Frehley and Alice Cooper.

I hosted my friend Morgan and helped him court his girl. Then he disappeared.

A great lady named Linda took me to see the play Wicked! Then I saw it again! 

I was diagnosed with skin cancer, for which I am undergoing treatment.

In November I spent a few days at Myrtle Beach with my BFF. We walked on the beach, saw a Christmas light display, played mini golf and ate steak!

During the Christmas season I  attended three Moravian Love Feast services. And now it’s time for a New Year. As great as 2021 was, it was also hard. I didn’t get closure on some things, and other things still remain to be resolved. All in all I’m ready to give 2022 a chance!

The year in photos…

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