The biggest thing for me this past year was becoming a Town official. It is hard to truly become part of the community when you arrive late in life. Not having grown up here, raised our kids here, or worked here, the opportunities to meet people were very limited. Becoming a Town official changed all that for me. I’ve met more people here in the past year that I did the prior 5 and have both become a known entity and a true part of the community. It takes more than just owning property in a small town to be considered a full member of a community, and you don’t want to be a stranger come SHTF.
The other thing this past year was my new 75’X170′ veggie garden.