In September 2010, I left Colorado after ten years of living there. I moved to Mountain View in California to work for Google, a dream of mine always being to work at a tech company in Silicon Valley.
One of the last things I did before leaving Colorado was to finish my back garden. It was bittersweet, because a lot of weekends were spent getting it done, a lot of weeds were pulled, and a lot of money was spent – and after all was said and done, someone else is enjoying it. Not only that, but thanks to the rotten economy, the house isn’t exactly a big money earner in the rental department. Quite the opposite. I even took a week off to finish the deck, which I made by hand. It was certainly a learning experience.