It's December. I almost forgot that this blog has turned one year old already! I just read the original post, entitled "December", and it was amusing to read that back then, I was writing about renovations.
Much changed since then. A major renovation actually happened (although it's not quite finished). The vibrant blue of our office gave way to a lighter shade of pale. The garage is now actually empty, and almost setup for residence.
And then again, there are the people. We've experience the highest rate of employee turnover over this year, due in part to improvements in our processes and better checks and balances. Some key personnel have left to chase their dreams or to look for peace. They will be sorely missed. More have moved on to other work where they have found their new homes. To them, we wish luck and a better life.
Meanwhile, with Christmas around the corner, everyone has turned busy bee for the Christmas preps. Perhaps with all the changes that have happened, the Christmas party is one more comfort for our restless minds. After all, we managed to miss the Team Building event this year. At least the year-end party is a vestige of the days merry past.
It's been a difficult year. But we have higher hopes still.