Well, 2012 was a very tough year for me.
Diagnosed with Prostate cancer, had ~4 months of Radiation treatments,
Then noticed I had started to lose my sight, I hopefully have stopped that decline, and will be able to function.
Buried my Best friend who died at 42 from Skin Cancer - Melanoma.
But, I did have a few good things happen,
I did have enough health and energy to fluff up the house and farm, and have ~130 people over in late June for
a BBQ and Car Tour, That was fun, and damned expensive.
I found I don't miss flying at all.
My eye surgeries probably will stop the vision loss, only time will tell.
I got a new dog, good timing, he's been a good companion nothing like a dog to love you when you are down.
i campaigned hard during the year, but my candidate didn't make it through he primaries,, too much
manipulation of the Media by both parties.. lies, deceit and fraud.
Good: I'm still breathing, and still on the right side of the sod.
Bad: country is going to Hell, I can't hod a FAA Medical anymore so my flying career is over, a bit early.
But I look back on the last 40+ years and realize that I've had a good run, my eyes have held up until just this last year,
I've had a 37year flying career, and made it to being a Captain in a Major airline, and am probably going to be able to
keep the farm and toys, and still eat and pay utilities.
I think back about the good times my buddy and I had, and now he's gone..If I feel this bad, How is his wife holding up??
So, I'm trying hard to be a good friend to everyone in my life, even those I prefer to stay away from,,, I'd miss anyone of them if they were gone..
I hope and pray that 2013 is a better year than I'm anticipating.