While it may be hard to believe, we have now been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic for a full year.  Yes, we had been hearing about the pandemic (well, the virus, at least) since January of 2020.  Some of the more in-tune people had probably known about it since December of 2019.

Yes, starting in February of 2020, we had been hearing about sporadic outbreaks in the United States, but we’ve been through situations like that before.  Most notably the SARS outbreak and Swine Flu.

Then, on March 11th, everything started to change.  Concerts, professional games, and other events were postponed or cancelled.   Within 36 hours, we went from things being mostly normal to half the country being shutdown.  By the beginning of the next week, the lockdowns in Maine he began.

In some ways, it seems hard to believe that it has been a year.  But, in other ways, it seems like it was a lifetime ago.

While the last year has been filled with misery and uncertainty, punctuated by the death of too many loved ones, many of us have tried to concentrate on the positive things the last year has brought us.

Like many people have done over the last few days, I took stock of everything that I have been through in the last year.  For me, this included going over the hundreds of photos I took from late February of 2020 through March of 2021.  From these photos, I tried to choose ones that brought back (mostly) good memories.  We did a lot...  Visiting as money August, Waterville, and Manchester playgrounds as possible, walking the Rockland Breakwater, and a trip to Popham Beach.

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