Its close enough to the end of the year for us to look back over the past 12 months and reflect on our fortunes and misfortunes. Maybe even grade the year for the record. I'll start. The past 12 months have been pretty good for me I must admit. I finally retired, completely and totally. I worked 9 days for an old friend, made $1,200 for about ……. oh.... 35 hours of having fun. Can't beat that! Am getting my Social Security now and have been since August. I'd like to say that's free money, but I paid into it for 40 something years so its not really free. My new(ish) hearing aids seem to have stopped my hearing loss or at least slowed it down considerably. My COPD is stable, thank goodness. I made a short, too short, trip back to my hometown Denver this past summer and actually hooked up , quite by accident!, with an old friend. That was very nice. My Mom is still hanging in there, wasn't sure she would make it through the year actually. Cut down on my tobacco use to 3 cigarettes a day and will quit totally very soon. My best friend in real life died down in Florida. Made a short trip down there for the funeral. He was the last of my real friends and I miss him. All in all it was a pretty decent year for me. Mostly laughs with a few tears …… but that's life isn't it? I'll give it a B or 8.5 out of 10. How was yours?