I am, literally, fresh off the boat, in more ways than one. I’ve been back in my home country since August 8th and am beginning to get back into the swing of things. There’s much news to tell. Trent and I are no longer seeing each other, for one. He’s back at home in Washington State while Pepper ..
My Memaw died while I was in Turks and Caicos. My sweet little Grandma had been sick for years with Alzheimer’s. I’m relieved her suffering is over. The last few years were hard to watch. She was just so helpless. It’s a horrible disease. My Grandpa “ZZ” has already been gone for 5 years. I was cl..
Coming to terms that we can’t legally travel across most international waters and enter into other countries with a weapon on Pepper became our reality this week. Trent carried a Keltec PF 9 pistol for the last several years and we brought it along with plans to dump it before leaving the country…
It’s time to start finalizing New Year’s resolutions because, can you beleive, 2016 is almost here! I have some things for you to consider but it’s not what you may think. Let me explain.
So the general population in Punta Gorda Florida is more than twice our age. No problem. But when resid..
Here I sit on an airplane, going back to our tiny floating home in Mobile, where Trent will be meeting me at the airport, somehow. I don’t know if he got a ride, took a taxi or borrowed a car. I know he’ll be there but how strange is it that we don’t own a vehicle anymore? I left the Suburban in T..
Being back in Fredericksburg was a bit surreal. I drove the Suburban over solo because my brother bought it (insert happy dance!) and I was ready to see everyone again. I had a hell-of-a-time!
I was picked up by my parents this morning and we drove up to Lubbock to meet my new baby niece. What ..
It’s to that point now where I wake up on a daily basis and say something like, “I’m so glad I don’t have to work today,” as we wait for hurricane season to clear us here in Alabama. We have been able to relax a little bit lately and actually went to the movie theat..
I ran across a quote this morning by Admiral Chester Nimitz and it prompted me to write this post, which I had already been contemplating.
“A ship is always referred to as “she” because it costs so much to keep her in paint and powder.”
I agree with his statement whole heartedly. Don’t get me wr..
HE works in mysterious ways. We couldn’t have planned all this to fall into place the way it happened. This is what our last few days as landlubbers was like.
The heli finally sold about three weeks ago and we had been told that the place we were renting was about to expire because it was being..