and Aventurine2 weeks, 2 days ago
Hi, Nancy! Thank you for the kind words. We're just taking our experience one day at a time. Depending on what the weather brings tomorrow, we may try another little road trip to explore our summer in the south.
I haven't read Bill Bryson's book yet, but will definitely check it out.
Take care, Nancy, and give Dick my love.
and Aventurine2 weeks, 4 days ago
On a little lighter note, I'm currently reading, "Grandma Gatewood's Walk", so yesterday we took a drive to the Georgia mountains. We tried to replicate some of Emma Gatewood's Appalachian Trail experience, but by car rather than by foot. We got to the highest point in Georgia and the southern tip of the Appalachian Trail. A cousin of my son-in-law, Jason, is currently hiking the AT with a friend. This young man, Ryan, had an accident on the trail and injured his eye. He spent a couple of weeks with Stephanie and Jason while recovering and waiting for the stitches to be removed. He and his friend are now on their way to the northern tip of the trail in Maine. I admire their endurance and stamina. (They are also about 50 years younger than I am!)
and Aventurine2 weeks, 4 days ago
Looking back on last 15 months, I realize I'm probably in a minor state of depression. Too much has happened since April 2020...and not much of it has been positive. I don't think I've ever felt so hopeless or so sad before.
David has received a diagnosis of congestive heart failure, but his cardiologist is awaiting results from a kidney specialist David will be seeing in August. After the kidney diagnosis, a treatment plan will be determined. We had to cancel our plans to return to WI in August as a result. His mobility has so drastically decreased since last summer. I worry about him so very much. Too much loss also with the passing of my beloved cousin and brother......just too much!!!! I'm so trying to snap out of this oppressive sadness, but there isn't much hope on the horizon.
and Aventurine1 month ago
Hope Peter Rabbit doesn't do too much damage in your garden. I have 2 containers of hostas in our backyard, and the deer have been feeding consistently. They also severely cut back a little hydrangea I planted last year. Thank goodness the little hydrangea is recovering.
David finally went to the doctor, where an irregular EKG was discovered. Was referred to a cardiologist, and is set for a whole lot of testing tomorrow.
We are so fortunate that we sold our summer home when we did, but I miss it and being close to you all. Wish we could see Tony, Rhavin, and Anthony (that little guy is such a cutie). Hope we can see you when we return in August to empty our storage unit in Lake Tomahawk.
Give Dick my love and please keep David in your prayers.
and Aventurine1 month, 3 weeks ago
Spent a lovely afternoon playing Mah Jongg with some fellow vaccinated friends at an Italian restaurant in Roswell (about a 15 mile drive from home). It is so wonderful to return to some normalcy again. We had a great time.....haven't laughed that hard in ages. It was a day filled with a comedy of errors.....too funny.
I hope Dick is pleasantly surprised when you visit Frame Park. I have two fellow Waukesha students who both died in Vietnam in 1966. If you see flags for James Harteau and Donald Dingledein offer a prayer on my behalf for them.
It can get very humid and oppressive here in Georgia. Not looking forward to it at all. The humidity really does me in. Stephanie and Jason changed their pool water from chlorinated water to salt water. I hope to take advantage of their pool this summer.
A few years ago I planted a brown turkey fig plant in my backyard, and I'm hoping this year it will bare some fruit, now that I will be able to water it more consistently. I also need to learn how to prune it properly.
Finally completed the lengthy dinosaur challenge.....was so lucky to be able to start the T-Rex stage with the Olinguito and was able to end with
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