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Positives of 2020

It’s almost over.

Oh, you thought there would be more?

Of course there’s more! While this year has been full of challenges, we came together and found a way to push through those challenges … and even found a few bright spots:

  • Wearing sweatpants became cool.
  • We found ways to work remotely


  • Drive-in theaters made a comeback.
  • We got outside (socially distanced, of course) and rode bikes, went for walks, played ball, etc.
  • We cooked at home and spent more time around the dinner table together.
  • Virtual museum and zoo tours.
  • Our dogs are happy to have us at home all day. Our cats? Probably not.
  • We rediscovered old hobbies, baking, gardening, painting, reading, etc.
  • We found new ways to safely connect with friends and family through Zoom gatherings.
  • As many news and talk shows were forced to film from home, we got some great work from home bloopers.
  • Two words: Tiger King
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I did get a chance to inspect the roof of this church last week. There was no damage to the roof, it is actually in quite good condition since it was installed in the late 80's or early 90's. The leaks they are experiencing are at the flashing transitions to the stone masonry and one at a brick masonry chimney.

But I did want to tell you that I was very impressed with Austin, the young fellow that ran the lift for me. I am not sure I have ever had such a smooth and accurately-placed ride. It wasn't the highest roof I ever had to look at, and maybe the equipment rental was newer, but still, it was refreshing to see the competence of that young fellow.

Dave Stakem Adjuster June 28, 2022