A few things worth mentioning from my life in 2018.

Family Addition

In February, we welcomed the newest member of our family: Scrambles. She’s an older (10 years-ish), floofy, maine coon and she brings us a ton of joy; we love that kitteh.

Scrambles; Day One

We rescued Scrambles from a situation that was stressing her out by providing her a calm, loving home. I’ve gotta say, I think that she likes us 😸

Scrambles; Day 180+

Scrambles; Day 180+

It only took a few years, but I finally wore Miranda down with all those cute kitty gifs. 😻

Hawaii

Our Spring trip was to Hawaii (split between the towns of Kona and Hilo) with Chris and Adriana.

Turtle Crew

What.A.Blast

We had all kinds of adventures including ziplining, snorkling with manta rays, visiting an active volcano, and eating/drinking lots of good stuff.

Ziplining

New Job

I quit my job with University Services in April and started a new position with the Enterprise Data Warehouse. It wasn’t a secret; I’ve been unofficially on their team since November 2017. They’re a good group of people that have created a really valuable product at UW.

I have to admit that the job isn’t quite what I have the skills to do, but I do hope to learn a lot!

New Job - REMIX

I quit my job with the Enterprise Data Warehouse in November and started a new position with the Enterprise Web-Services and Events. I really liked working with the EDW, but I just didn’t feel good at the job.

I feel bad – I really liked the people on my (former) team, but I just didn’t feel good about the work that I was doing.

Overall, working with the EWSE group should be a better fit for me. At least that’s the hope…

Honestly, I’ve been at UW a long time. On one hand, I know that I could make more money elsewhere, but on the other hand, I know that I’d work a lot more. Part of me does wonder if I might be happier elsewhere. Hmmm?

NYC (Redux) + Philadelphia

While we were very sad to see Chris and Adriana move to Brooklyn, we are happy for their new adventures. It also happened to give us a good excuse to visit NYC again; we rescheduled our tentative plans to New Orleans in order to visit NYC again instead.

The timing worked out such that we were able to visit for Adriana’s birthday.

Woot woot.