Christmas and New Years’ Greetings, 2005
Overall, 2005 has been another good year for us. I did have rotator cuff surgery in July and went through the summer with my arm immobilized, putting a damper on the usual range of “Janpark” picnics and activities. Having someone else cut my grass (thanks Mike) was the most frustrating part. I’ve been in therapy since, slowly regaining use of the arm. Compared to the broken back the year before however, it was a minor inconvenience.
I can’t believe I’ve been retired now for almost four years. I’ve reached the “how did I ever have time to work” stage. I’ve been doing my landscaping (body permitting), literacy volunteer work, making wine, and teaching various courses in wine making and Photoshop. A local farmer is making plans to open a farm winery and I’ve been doing a lot of consulting on that project. On the wine making, with the less than ideal growing conditions in 2004, I was happy to get a gold medal at the state fair and a couple of silver medals in the national competition. 2005 was a great year for growing grapes and the wines are looking promising.
Elmeda is still working half time at Excellus. She spends much of her spare time quilting and is involved in several quilting organizations.
We were all delighted when Michael found a job with his
aerospace degree right back here in
Mark continues as an electrical contractor in
Aaron has started in a new facet of the food industry –
managing a vending concession which includes the
We took a Celtic theme
Be sure to check out all the details on our website, www.elmeda.com.
Wishing everyone the best of holidays,
Jan and Elmeda