Thursday, April 18, 2013

From Friends to Freedom

April 18 2013


Dreary day with dreadful weather and a false horizon of deadly grey clouds to the west promises more of the same.

James and Rick were able to patch our blackwater tank yesterday, so we have our own restroom facilities again. Rick sold the Explorer yesterday, to be delivered on Saturday.   I am grateful for that.  But this weather is literally and figuratively dampening my spirits and today I am dancing with depression accompanied by waves of sadness over losing Dad.  Nothing end-of-the-world, but certainly making me feel world-weary.

Today’s excitement?  I did laundry. Returned the RedBox movie we watched (Sessions).  Washed our small collection of dirty dishes. 

Oh! And I arranged to do a book-signing and workshop at Revelations Café in Fairfield in May.

Today: Moved to Scott County Park and spirits are much improved. There is a greater sense of freedom at a campsite than sitting in a friend's driveway.  And now I don't feel as though we are intruding on anyone. The weather is still grey, but rain has let up, and I went for a walk in the woods, which is always renewing.  

So far we've seen deer, crows, eagles, woodpeckers, robins, cardinals, bluejays, sparrows and chickadees.

There’s a new wrinkle in the plan:  our roof leaks!  It seems like it is leaking everywhere, but we think there may be one or two spots and the water is sort of traveling on top of the “skin” that is the ceiling, puddling into various corners and seeping in.  We have to reseal the roof as soon as it is dry enough to do so. Another unexpected expense.

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Here are some photos I took on my nature walk around the park.

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