You know? I'm good.
I was going to do a bunch of yardwork while dealing with COVID but I was dealing with COVID. Which means I'm still here, heart&lung damage documented but recovering. I built a business that not only survived the pandemic but thrived to the point where I've retired from my old job. My daughter made it through a year of distance learning with no ill effects and I've learned things about casting that no one else in the world knows. I've done more than picked up many skills of a lost art, I've developed my own tricks. Enamelwork is rewarding, fulfilling and beautiful and some time next week I'll take possession of a was-six-figures precision CNC mill capable of holding a micron or less. There are things I'm really fucking good at that I didn't even know I'd need to do eighteen months ago and this former foodstamp kid made it to the other side of the roaring economic divide that is going to make life hell for maybe 80% of the world.
Dug up 500 square feet of yard last week. With a hand tiller. Then chipped 2500lbs of sod through the chipper. Still running in the 11s and that not very far but fuckin' hell there are about three million people who didn't make it to 2021 because of COVID so I'n'I gonna count my blessings.