Goodbye, 2020.

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out…

Oh, who am I kidding, 2020? I hope the door does hit you on the way out. I hope it hits you really hard, right in the ass, and it’s covered with murder hornets, and COVID, and it opens directly into hell…

Goodbye 2020 Doorway to Hell

For me, the year 2020 has felt like being trapped in the worst Michael Bay movie ever made. Utter chaos, terrible acting, ridiculous plot twists… 2020 had it all. (Except malevolent robot aliens, but we still have a few days. They may show…) Only, it wasn’t a stupid movie… It was stupid life.

From fearing for our lives to running out of toilet paper, this year sure has had its challenges. For me, it meant the end of my freelance business, but also the beginning of my new career as a professional blogger. (Yes, apparently, people really do this for a living…) I hope you guys aren’t sick of me yet, because 2021 is going to be full of… well… me. I’ve got a lot of projects planned around My Crappy House and I can’t wait to share them all with you.




My Crappy House photobomb

Now, let’s all walk towards the camera in slow motion while 2020 explodes behind us, Michael Bay style…

(Man, I really hate Michael Bay, but that’s a damn good visual.)

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  • Barbara H.

    I think I’m glad I didn’t even know who Michael Bay was, until now, of course. Yes, 2020 sucked for so, so many reasons. I’ve spent Christmas and the days after feeling very sorry for myself – detached retina surgery a year ago in mid-December. Still attached and all should well, shouldn’t it? Hell, no. Who knew it takes forever for full vision to return, if it ever does. I printed off some vision charts from the Internet and as far as I can tell my right eye is still 20/200. And the left eye, which was holding steady at 20/20 after cataract surgery, now has scar tissue forming so it’s going downhill, too. That’s actually an easy fix and I’m praying my doctor has an opening on Jan. 7 after my Jan. 5 appointment so I can sit at the laser machine for 5-10 minutes and walk out with one good eye again. The right eye is one year into repair and the surgeon says it can take 2-2 1/2 years to know where it will end up. And yes, I spent $6,000 over what Medicare paid *yes, I’m old” to get multifocal lenses rather than the normal lenses so that I no longer had to wear glasses. And now I’m thinking of getting glasses to help with distance in that right eye so I’ll feel safer driving, even if they won’t work for very long because, hopefully, that eye will finally improve. Guess I’m feeling a little bitter today – better that it’s still 2020 so I don’t have to start 2021 feeling all these feelings. Sure didn’t mean to rant about poor me – sorry, sorry, sorry (not sorry?). Barbara H. who is also gallant gardener on Instagram – just so you know I was able laugh a day or two ago.

    • My Crappy House

      Aww, I’m sorry you’re down in the dumps. My mom calls them “pity parties” and we all have them. Life just sucks sometimes, but on the whole, it’s pretty freaking great. You just have to put it all into perspective and focus on the good stuff. This time of year seems to bring out the blah in a lot of us, and this year especially! I could focus on all I’ve lost this year, but I’m going to focus instead on new opportunities and challenges. You’re going to get that cloudy eye fixed soon and you’ll at least have one good one, even if the other one never gets its act together. I think glasses are a good idea for now. Might I suggest for SUPER cheap ones. Like, prescription glasses for 30 bucks. (Progressive lenses are more, but you could get a driving pair in a single vision prescription for cheap.) Anyway, things have to get better, right? Just keep swimming… Happy New Year

    • Barbara H.

      Not sure if you’ll see this. Yes, it was a HUGE pity party but I’ve held off all year – I’m going to blame it on the Hell door. Sorry you had to r ead all that but I feel MUCH better – I’ve been positive all year, counting my blessings, etc. Thanks for the glasses referral, too.

  • Joan

    2020 wasn’t really much different for me, other than I couldn’t get in to stores I wanted for a while due to them being shut down. I already have to avoid people, for the most part, due to some issues I have with chemicals and fragrances, so being home was nothing new. The weather cooperated this fall and I was able to get some yard work done that I haven’t been able to do for at least two years, so that was good. I did some some car repairs recently that used up some financial cushion that I had. It was never much, but it felt good to have it. But, now it’s gone. I’ve had much worse years than this, so I have some perspective there. 2020 sucked for most everyone else, though, and it will be good to see it leave.

    • My Crappy House

      I’m glad this year wasn’t so dreadful for you. It sounds like you found a few bright spots to focus on. That’s a great way to be. Happy New Year

  • Em

    The best word I have for your pyrosendoff is Awesome!

    The year blew, and inbetween were hidden some pretty beauteous happenings amid the suck (and I am way mixing my metaphors here). So adios, suck year! Bring on the jabs and the good stuff.

    Can’t wait to read all about your adventures, every damn week! Yahoo! Something to look forward to!

    • My Crappy House

      Haha I had fun making the hell door… I sure won’t be sorry to see this year go, but there were some good things that happened for sure Happy New Year

    • astrid

      ah yes,2020 was a terrible year to be alive – but,i truly do hope that 2021 is gonna be a lot more gentle towards us! i wish you the very best with your blogging career,do your best ?

    • My Crappy House

      Ah, well, no year is a terrible one to be alive, (I want to be alive for all the years!) but I do get your meaning. 2020 sucked. I hope 2021 is better for all of us. Happy New Year!

  • Katherine Davies

    So happy to hear you’re turning lemons into tast lemonade. I look forward to reading more. I don’t always comment but I adore you and your blog. Congratulations on making the change to full time blogging and happy 2021!

    • My Crappy House

      It’s all we can do, right? Make the best of the hand we’re dealt… Thank you for following my blog and Happy New Year!

  • Sandra Ans

    Happy New Year! This year really brought many problems and negative turns in our lives, but there were also a few good things. At least now, we appreciate them more than ever!
    So, lesson learned! Can we have back our normal life?

    • My Crappy House

      Seriously! I’m so ready for normal. And you’re so right. After the year we’ve had, I really do appreciate the little things more than ever. Happy New Year!

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