It's been about 10 years since I updated my website, so
this update is long overdue. I will work on getting some updated
photos. At least the picture of me (above) is current now. I don't
want to be like the billboards all over Reno with 30 year old photos of
old washed up stars coming to town!!
In 2012 we sold BigCeramicStore.com which had pretty much monopolized
our time for 13 years. It was pretty traumatic deciding to sell it
(went back and forth and back and forth for 5+ years), so I expected
some regrets or second thoughts. But those never came. I guess it
really was time for us to move on. Fortunately we had built a good
business, so a number of people wanted to buy it and the transition went
Sometimes it feels like we were in
a long time warp during those years. Clothes out of date, technology out of
date, social skills out of date. LOL Now we're going through the house layer by layer,
getting rid of 10-15 years worth of paper and other clutter that has
built up. Not to mention catching up on technology: tablets, cell phones,
2013 was a whirlwind year.
- Skiing was terrible, there just wasn't much snow. But we did a
lot of house clean-up and tried to plan what to do with our lives!
- Glen got back into flying model airplanes after a 15 year
hiatus. That occupies quite a bit of his time. I've been
pretty focused on getting the finances in order, including the purchase
of 2 additional commercial buildings which we now get income from.
I also started painting in 2011, so that's kept me busy.
- In spring we went to Hawaii for a few months where Cindi learned to
play the ukulele! We started doing some hiking, and one of our
favorite pastimes became hanging out at good happy hours like Humpy's
Ale House and Fish Hopper (both on Alii).
- Just before we left Hawaii, Glen broke his ankle playing roller
hockey, so we went to Sun Valley, Idaho for his surgery. We had a
house rented there for 6 weeks so the timing worked out well.
Surgery went great, and Glen even got out and around with his scooter,
flying his airplanes.
- Luckily the ankle healed just in time because 1 week after he could
put weight on the ankle we headed to Europe for 6 weeks in France and
- No rest for the weary, just another week in Reno and then on to Hawaii
to finish out the year.
In 2014 we hope to get some better skiing, and plan to spend a lot of
time in Hawaii. We also hope to finally find a house to buy in Sun
Valley, where we will move our mainland house from Reno. I am
about to start writing a book that I've been working on / collecting
information and ideas about for a while. More on that later.
January 2, 2014