Recorded daily weather on sheets of paper or in a notebook from when I was a child as despite being brought up in a city I found weather fascinating. I did not have enough knowledge to get into it as a professional career, and my notes relied on instruments sold for gardeners, not to quality needed for professionals.
For a few years while away from home (and weather station), as a full-time carer, I learnt about METAR usage in all countries of world. When I got back to my home, I focussed on outside pursuits, and usage of any computer virtually ceased.
I had recordings at one (town) location for 10 years. I have moved twice since.
In early 2020 I restarted using Cumulus 1 at my latest home in a village bungalow with garden where I hope to see out my days.