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Old 30.12.2017, 09:06
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Re: What was your high - or low in 2017?

High for me personally - being a playtester for the Grim Dawn video game. I was asked if I'd like to become one in 2016 and had done a bit of that since with some updates, but in July we got the new expansion to try out and that was a whole different ball game. Had to check everything, make sure things worked as they should, give our feedback on how it played, etc. Please to say I did find a few things that weren't as they should be so not totally useless at it. Testing went on until mid-October when it was released to the public so a few intense months. New rogue-like dungeon to test in the New Year and then there's a completely new and different game on the horizon for testing later on.

Low? Probably getting whatever the lurgy was that hit me and hubby at the end of November. Felt bloody awful for a few weeks - not nice.
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Old 30.12.2017, 09:09
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Re: What was your high - or low in 2017?

High: another son.

Low: everything else. Overall it's been a pretty shitty year.

Onwards and upwards...
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Re: What was your high - or low in 2017?

High: Posting crap on EF.

Low: Reading more crap on EF.
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Old 30.12.2017, 10:32
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Re: What was your high - or low in 2017?

High: spent a lot of time with my young dog, and he reminded me the little joys of life.
Low: i had a frozen shoulder with lots and lots of pain... improving now though
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Old 30.12.2017, 11:03
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Re: What was your high - or low in 2017?

High, close friends became the proud parents of identical twin boys in November, 6 weeks prem of their Dec 25th due date, and after suffering two miscarriages last year.
Low, losing our 25yr old nephew to Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
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Old 30.12.2017, 12:35
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Re: What was your high - or low in 2017?

Lows: landlord selling the apartment and telling us we will have to leave and OH being told he is no longer needed after 32 years and 5 countries for the same company.

High: realizing that these two events have set us free! No sitting taking the RAV whilst looking for a job that at our age won’t be there. No we are taking control, moving to France and will grow our own veg, bake our own bread and maybe knit yoghurt too
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Hi. Scored some really good hash a couple of days ago
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Old 30.12.2017, 13:36
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Re: What was your high - or low in 2017?

Only had Highs:

a) Made a trip of a lifetime together with my daughter, and quite a few other good bits

b) Realised that this may be the last trip for so many reasons: the usual ones, but in addition negative 2017 job surprises and negative 2017 health surprises. But have thoroughly enjoyed life the past few months, strangely enough just appreciating what I have for now - definitely had to do with getting out of the rat-race for a while

c) Just realised that Countrybumpkin and OH may have a vacancy for a lodger camping in their garden going-forward...
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Old 30.12.2017, 13:56
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Re: What was your high - or low in 2017?

High....Meeting and getting to know some amazing ladies from EF in real life and being re-introduced to knitting! Thank you! You are all wonderful.

Low....Coming to the realisation that we will have to leave Switzerland in the next year or so.

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Old 30.12.2017, 14:45
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Re: What was your high - or low in 2017?

High ... had started working in January 2017 on a new better paid job than previously!

Low ... moving to another community and also due to some family circumstances had to postpone festive season plans until 2018!

On average, it has been a grand year so long!
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Old 30.12.2017, 14:46
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Re: What was your high - or low in 2017?

High:
Started working in Zurich again for a company I've been interested in for quite some time. Also, after four years of the Zurich-Basel commute (3 hours door to door), my now daily commute of 30 minutes is a welcome change.

Low:
Growing old. Beginning to forget things; Needing to stretch before going to bed lest various aches and pains keep me awake.
The natural or not so natural conclusion to some relationships, both among friends and in the family.
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Old 30.12.2017, 16:02
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Old 30.12.2017, 17:33
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High: Posting crap on EF.

Low: Reading more crap on EF.
What have I told you about reading your own posts all the time?

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Difficult to sort out 2017 in my head, still one big blob of mush..

Highs: A huge high and a special, uplifting experience was to be apart of the knitting crowd that made something wonderful for dear Patsy, not to mention the blankets for the beautiful EF babies born in 2017.

Lows: splutter.. yuck.. shivers.. some type of flu, methinks.
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Old 30.12.2017, 18:18
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a) Made a trip of a lifetime together with my daughter, and quite a few other good bits

b) Realised that this may be the last trip for so many reasons: the usual ones, but in addition negative 2017 job surprises and negative 2017 health surprises. But have thoroughly enjoyed life the past few months, strangely enough just appreciating what I have for now - definitely had to do with getting out of the rat-race for a while

c) Just realised that Countrybumpkin and OH may have a vacancy for a lodger camping in their garden going-forward...
As long as spades, forks and any other gardening implements required do not scare you off, camping may be allowed
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High: My new job allowed me to arrange my financial life and to save money. I´m not rich, however I´m a comfortable situation recently.

Low: I was planning to travel finally to New York (USA) for 7 days, but I needed to postpone my plan, coz I don´t want to go there in the Trump´s government.
I think you are right, don't go to the USA, never. It changed a lot since Trump, believe me.
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Old 30.12.2017, 18:45
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Apart from the new automated machines at border control I didn´t notice much difference as a tourist
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Re: What was your high - or low in 2017?

High - new, wonderful friends. In Switzerland! Also finally deciding to have my knee replaced and frame it positively.

Low - loss of a few friends to illnesses, mostly breast cancer. The rise of reactive thinking and diminution of rational thought in the world. Freakin painful knees.
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Old 31.12.2017, 10:03
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Re: What was your high - or low in 2017?

High: biggest one was meeting and getting to know some lovely people largely thanks to the EF blanket projects. That's very special.
Also seeing my widowed cousin find happiness and get married again and number two son finally tie the knot with his long term fiancée.

Lows: losing a couple of very good friends to cancer during the year plus the effing pneumonia that ruined all my plans in the run up to Christmas and is taking ages to shift.
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