Year 2020 is almost over! Did everyone had a great 2020?

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#1 DaVillain-  Moderator
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As if 2020 is anything to think about. It's no secret that 2020 was a hell of a challenge year. Covid-19 really took over 2020, it cause the whole world to shutdown events, concerts, sports events and even gaming events but at least digital gaming shows help...I guess.

For me, gaming wise was pretty good but that's all I can say about 2020 and the fact my newborn child was born in August 2020 (baby girl) so that's a blessing. We lost lots of celebrities starting with Kobe Bryant in Jan 2020 before Covid-19 started. 2020 will undoubtedly go down in history as the worst year ever, at least to those of us living in it.

But the question is, was 2020 the best year for you OT?

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#2 sealionact
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Definitely the worst year I’ve known. Lost a lot of income, lost a friend to COVID, lost my freedom of movement in Europe, lost my faith in a lot of people.

Yeah, had some good gaming moments....but all round 2020 sucked.

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#3 warmblur
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2020 can go to hell!!! it felt like some weird simulation and we are the actors.

Someone made a good trailer if 2020 was a movie.

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#4 horgen  Moderator
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Yes and no. Made some new records in the gym, but I have lost that progress and have to do lot of work to get back up there again. I have barely seen my family this year, barring those I live with. I have received a promotion with a nice little wage increase which definitely is a plus.

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#5 mikecrci
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Been working at home since March, and making $$$, since I haven't been spending money on BS like going out. And playing lots of games.

So yeah, it's been alright.

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#6 uninspiredcup
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It was quiet, the way I like it.

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#7 Willy105
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I graduated, which was good, but my post-graduation plans changed completely with the pandemic. Shame.

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#8 Stevo_the_gamer  Moderator
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It's been interesting to say the least.

Promotions at work (field training officer, and then selected to a specialty team), and there was a lot more overtime this year due to some unruly folks during the summer. The unrest overtime paid for a vacation to the Caribbean and a complete remodel of a couple bedrooms in my house (stripped down to studs -- I fixed some framing due to water damage, replaced all the insulation, replaced the windows, all new electrical, ductwork, drywall/texture, flooring, etc). I was able to refinance the house to a 15 year loan with a pretty low rate (even crazy seeing the APR down to the low/mid 2%). On top of that the wife received a promotion and now works completely remote.

All the good aside, the pandemic did effect a lot of great holiday times with the family. I haven't seen my grandfather since the beginning of the year, as he's in his 80s and I'm typically around a lot of not-so-healthy folks while working. We didn't have a thanksgiving (large family, typically 30+ annual tradition), nor a Christmas Eve dinner, or a Christmas morning breakfast/brunch. Some vacations/get-away plans were put on hold (trip to New Zealand), others were outright cancelled.

Californian politicians also revamped the bail schedule and refused to allow misdemeanor crimes as bookable offenses unless it was domestic violence oriented. So DUI drivers received tickets and were driven home, felons in possession of stolen firearms were quickly released, folks could felony evade in a stolen vehicle and not spend a single night in jail, etc. The list is pretty much endless; although after arresting the same individual for breaking into a business twice in two nights, it was disheartening that he would free to continue his pillaging before a single word could be typed for the report.

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#9  Edited By mrbojangles25
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Better than most. I still have a job, home, and my family is all within one hour commute so I am able to see them.

I feel sorry for anyone that lacks one or more of the above. Tough times.

With that said, I am not expecting 2021 to be any better. Yeah we have a vaccine, but we also still have COVID flying a round and a looming financial crisis that will probably hit us in 2021. I'm halfway tempted to sell all my stocks and reinvest when the crash does happen.

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#10 mrbojangles25
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@Stevo_the_gamer said:

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Californian politicians also revamped the bail schedule and refused to allow misdemeanor crimes as bookable offenses unless it was domestic violence oriented. So DUI drivers received tickets and were driven home, felons in possession of stolen firearms were quickly released, folks could felony evade in a stolen vehicle and not spend a single night in jail, etc. The list is pretty much endless; although after arresting the same individual for breaking into a business twice in two nights, it was disheartening that he would free to continue his pillaging before a single word could be typed for the report.

I forgot that passed during the vote, I was wondering what the consequences would be. Interesting (and a bit disheartening) to see its impact from the side of law enforcement.

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#11 jaydan
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@Stevo_the_gamer: Fellow Californian here,

Everything you describe about California law and policies is like nails down a chalk board to me, because everything you say is just added sentiment California is going further down the shithole when it's already far down it. It's a shame because it's otherwise a geographically beautiful state, tainted and corrupted by bad governing.

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#12 tocool340
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I'd rank it as one of the worse year I've ever lived through although it wasn't that bad on my end since I've never lost my job. If it wasn't for the pandemic, it would've easily been one of my best years...

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#13  Edited By firedrakes
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@sealionact said:

Definitely the worst year I’ve known. Lost a lot of income, lost a friend to COVID, lost my freedom of movement in Europe, lost my faith in a lot of people.

Yeah, had some good gaming moments....but all round 2020 sucked.

same here. lost of income,lost my gram mother, lost a friend (he now a right wing extremist racist nut) still alive.

my mother got mad she could not boss me around in my own house and left. not heard from here now in 3 days.

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#15 Speeny
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Considering everything that happened, it was still an average year for me personally. So, I feel pretty neutral about it. In saying that though, my heart goes out to everyone that’s been affected by the pandemic.

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#16 brimmul777
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Not a good year,like most!

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#17 ProtossRushX
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No my eye got hurt from a detached retina this has been a really bad year for me

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#18 horgen  Moderator
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@ProtossRushX: I am sorry, but what? Your retina got loose?

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#19 ProtossRushX
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@horgen said:

@ProtossRushX: I am sorry, but what? Your retina got loose?

My eye had a layer of film over it kinda hard to describe it is like a sheet of paper is covering it so you cant see through it they had to put it back on with surgery and still can't see very good with it.

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#20 realistic44
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Not the best year but not the worse for myself - so many deaths from Kobe, Fred the Godson, Jerry Stiller, Tiny Lister to MF Doom.

I still have my job and was paid off by government income which was a bright side, but tons of trips I was looking forward to was also cancelled.

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#21 comp_atkins
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challenging AF but ended up coming out of it better than we went in.

had a house purchase fall through back in february when the sellers deal fell through and so they decided to stay put
the shutdown in march dropped a bomb on our lives in that we now had 2 children < 5 at home yet were trying to continue working full time from home, which is basically impossible. workday pretty much shifted from 9-5 to maybe an hour or two during working hours ( if we were lucky ) and then a ~8pm-2/3am shift.
that went on for months which SUCKED.

in the meantime my wife was laid off so the stress of figuring out WTF to do added pressure.

thankfully by sept. my kids were back in daycare which GREATLY improved our existence by allowing us to work during the day rather than the middle of the night. my wife managed to land a new job w/ a significant pay increase but they project she got thrown into is a complete mess so she's working insane hours even with the kids in daycare, which pretty much destroyed the past 3 months for her.

i managed to get a promo at work also with a nice pay bump. coupled w/ the bonkers markets financially we're doing very well.

COVID-wise we've been mostly unaffected. know some family and friends who had gotten infected but luckily no one seriously.

and we just signed a contract for a new house which turns out to be better than the one we lost back in february.

for us, ending wise things were good. would i do it again? fuuuuck no.

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#22 -TheSecondSign-
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Great year for me, very little virus infection where I lived for most of the year. It only showed up in like September. Still pretty quiet, put all the Trumpbux in the account because I still work, work is inside a secure building so we don't interact with the public at all so its still pretty normal, wife is good, neither of us out of work, saved up some good money, got ready for promotion, played some video games, etc.