I am clearly in transition.
Nine weeks after knee surgery with several months of rehabilitation ahead, twelve weeks after leaving my structured (and loved) job of five years, ten weeks after the birth of an unexpected girl granddaughter named reese, six months after incredulously and miraculously buying a real house in provincetown, five months after putting our condo on the market thinking it would sell in a week, and two weeks after finally getting a offer, therefore plugging a scary financial hole...
After all this, I seem to be settling down: the knee pain is less, I'm moving better and more, I'm not so tired, and I'll be damned: I'm not working! I have some time.
Here is a quick tour of my summer to now:
I took this tonight driving home at night. This is my town center. To me it might as well be the 1950's. There's an easy pace to living here: a college vibe but this is farmland.
On the other hand, this is the new house in provincetown. A HOUSE! For years we have been in a condominium situation with difficult neighbors, so to have our own place one block from the bay is very incredible. But look at this crazy driveway; even one car cannot fit straight into it.
I could not be at the beach all summer. But one day in late august, I opened the hatchback of my toyota rav, while JB sat in the sand, and i took this in. Right in front of me...
There is a place on the back road in Sandwich on Cape Cod called the Jam Kitchen, a part of a nature center. There are 20 burners that make dozens of different kinds of jam that then sell in the gift store. We bought raspberry. It was great.
And what am i doing these days? I'm not sure, but I seem to be thinking about how to do this gently.
I hope many of my friends and visitors will be back on the blogs. I've been a bit absent and I hope I post more often.
Because facebook be damned; I love it here. :^)