Sunrise over Guntersville Lake, AL
When I last wrote, back around the first of April, there was no warning that it would be my last post for three months. Did not realize that some piece of me….the part that can feel peace……was breaking or had already broken.
In April we returned from a great rally in Townsend after spending lovely times with wonderful friends whom we adore. But something was not right…..
Looking back it may have been just too many lovely times with the wonderful friends…or the stress of the ongoing medical issues around David’s heart, or the scary weather traveling back from Arizona and ….. who knows what!!!
But all I wanted to do is crawl into my cave and not come out. Someone asked “when are you hitting the road again?” My reply is “we are staying at home until it feels like we live here!”
Surprisingly, it has been a good three months. The goal was to create a life in our new home that feels rewarding and makes us happy. We are being mostly successful with a few bumps.
One of the unpleasant bumps happened in May. David experienced chest pain and I called 911. The ER doc diagnosed him with a “baby” heart attack which is the best kind to have if one is going to have a heart attack.
He appears to be doing very well. A few weeks after the event we spent a long weekend on Guntersville Lake. It was hot but he seemed to be ok during the trip.
Going to back up now and do a little show and tell on our last few months.
The Townsend rally was without a leader this year. Tom P. retired after leading this event for many years. Everyone managed to have fun at the leaderless event.
The last two photos are from the Middle Fork in the Tremont area of the Great Smoky Mountains.
When we returned home…..remember it’s our new home after downsizing last year…we had a new deck! And it has been my hide out for the summer. My place to hide from the world.
We have done a lot of small improvements on our space. The front porch got stained… a four day project.
Carpenters work at repairing fascia boards and soffits….a two week repair!!
The roof repairs have been completed for several weeks….such a relief to have our space back!
Now we are in the dog days of summer with lots of heat and humidity. We are staying in, reading library books and binge watching several shows that somehow have passed us by…’Mad Men’ and ‘Orange is the New Black’.
Dusted off the gym membership and proud to report we have been going three times a week for the past month.
It’s time to get back on the road!
Pending a good report from more tests on David’s heart this week, we plan to be heading toward Colorado in about 10 days or so.
Can’t wait to get out of this heat!!
But if the verdict is to stay home, it’s not too bad. We are learning to flow like a river.
Sending apologies to everyone that I have neglected…still love you!