2018 Year in Review Part I

With the start of 2019 in full swing, I thought I’d look back at my 2018 highlights month-by-month. This is part 1 in a 2 part series of my personal year in review for 2018


  • Frasca International (my employer) celebrated their 60th year in business. 🙂
  • Frasca began work in earnest ahead of being awarded (hopefully) a large contract with the US Navy. (See below for how that turned out.)
  • Frasca began developing a new low-end, cost-effective product line targeted at universities and flight schools with limited budgets.
  • Frasca endured layoffs as a result of 2 years of reduced backlog and significant work not picking up until later in 2018. My department lost 2 people. On a positive note, both guys got new jobs in fairly short order and are doing well.
  • I continued to be involved in my church’s prophetic encouragement ministry and learning how to better hear from God for myself and for others.


  • I attended my church’s annual More Love More Power Conference at the end of February / beginning of March.


  • Sara had another surgery on her hip. It’s been an up-and-down (mostly down) year of recovery for her. 😦 😦 😦 😦 😦 😦 😦


  • I attended my 1st Cardinal game of 2018 with my friend Thad down in St. Louis. It was very, very cold that night.
  • Sara and I celebrated 23 years of marriage on April 22.
  • Sara turned 46 on April 30.


  • I attended my 2nd Cardinal game of 2018. Lizzy and I spent the day at the ballpark and in the St. Louis area. The weather was amazing.
  • Lizzy turned 19 on May 14.
  • Frasca was awarded a contract to build 10 flight simulators for the US Navy over a 2.5 year period – the largest contract in our company’s history. 🙂 🙂 🙂
  • One my co-workers, Shannon, lost her battle with cancer. 😦
  • I had two interns work with us this summer. Both fit in well and did a good job.
  • My brother-in-law, his wife, and their 4 kids from California visited the week of Memorial Day. We had an enjoyable time seeing them.


  • Cardinal baseball hall of famer Red Schoendienst passed away on June 6 at the age of 95. 😦
  • I celebrated 26 years working at Frasca on June 12.
  • I turned 48 on June 27.

I’ll publish part II in a couple of days.

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