Below are the highlights of 2018.
Other than that, this month consisted of a whole lot of Bruce recovering, going to physical therapy, working from home, and complaining a lot (about pain).
Bruce got a new left hip! And a walker. And a cane. And a totally new kind of pain. He diligently went to physical therapy but did not sleep much.
We also sold our first Traeger smoker grill and upgraded to a larger, more capable model.
In celebration of 35 years of marriage, Bruce and Eileen embarked from Budapest, Hungary, on a 8-day Danube River cruise. It was delightful... except for the fact that Bruce's arthritis in his left hip flared up in a big way and made most of the trip extremely painful for him.
Upon return from the trip, Bruce visited an orthopedist, who said he needed full hip replacement surgery. And so that was scheduled.
Bruce and Eileen began their 11-day vacation to Europe spending the first couple days in Budapest, Hungary.
We finally enlarged the left two garage doors to be 8-ft high like the rightmost one. The left two remain 8-ft wide whereas the right one is 9-ft. We also upgraded to better doors with windows and replaced all three openers.
Bruce and Eileen visited her cousin Mona Dewayne and her husband, Patrick, in Minneapolis. Wonderful place to visit...in July.
Orbital ATK became Northrop Grumman this month. Bruce also transitioned to a new position and after 10 years on the same program will no longer be working on the Commercial Resupply Service contract. Big changes, hopefully better opportunities. We'll see.
Bruce and Eileen visited Rachel at Albero House for her birthday. She's still doing very well and reallly loves it when we visit. We had Moe's cater her "party" with a taco bar. Rachel LOVES tacos and really pigged out.
On Memorial Day weekend Bruce and Eileen took Amtrak to NYC for a Goldstein/Lieberman family reunion. Train is now the preferred way to travel to NYC, particularly on a holiday week.
Bruce spent the better part of this month working on his high school class reunion website. Eileen traveled a lot for work, as usual.
Bruce joined his fellow high school classmates to form the reunion committee for his 45-year class reunion in 2019. He created a website to use as the primary tool for planning and communication. This time he is just the webmaster and not the committee chair.