the long haul

Yesterday marked our first full week on the road.  It's been great.  It's also been hard. Much of the time it felt like the steep grade on highway 140 in eastern Oregon.  We made it but not without a great deal of sweat and wringing of hands...well, that was mostly me.  This first week was … Continue reading the long haul

Mayhem…. he’s a friend of mine

Things have been quiet at my house. I mentioned a few weeks back a yard sale was in the works ... but there was some question if it would happen. It hasn't.  It isn't....not even a remote possibility. While I was out-of-town last month, Doug hurt his knee.  We wait for a surgery date. Each evening as … Continue reading Mayhem…. he’s a friend of mine

No Place for Quitters ….. 5th of series

Before our move to Alaska, my life was pretty safe.  I'd never really met an on purpose mean person.  I was about to. The tow truck operator .... I do remember his name but will keep it to myself.  From now on I'll refer to him as "the man" and his place of business as "the shop".  I forgave … Continue reading No Place for Quitters ….. 5th of series

From Light To Dark ….. 4th of series

"HE is before all things, and in HIM all things hold together"... Colossians 1:17 Wish I'd known that verse before we left Destruction Bay.  But maybe it wouldn't have mattered. What I did know that morning .... God's handiwork dazzled our eyes around every turn.  It was too big to capture with a cheap camera.  … Continue reading From Light To Dark ….. 4th of series

Into the Snow ….. 3rd of series

...if you've started reading our great adventure today, you can find parts one and two here and here.  We've a few more pages left to this story...... It was snowing lightly that first morning in Haines.  Reports said blizzard, so we hurried thru breakfast.  We should have savored it was to be the last "normal" meal for a while. … Continue reading Into the Snow ….. 3rd of series

Courage to Stand ….. 2nd of series

I've known my husband over 43 years.  Doug is an original thinker.  He's not afraid to try the untested.  He has faults, but being wimpy is not one of them. It's one thing to sit behind a computer screen and type what you's something totally different to stand in front of people and say and/or do … Continue reading Courage to Stand ….. 2nd of series

“it’s safe to move about the cabin”

My youngest son turned 29 last week and it reminded me how much I hate flying.  Conversely, I flew a lot last week and that always reminds me of Daniel. Does it not occur to anyone but me how unnatural it is to hurtle thru space in a metal object?  And while you're up there … Continue reading “it’s safe to move about the cabin”

The Witness Tree

Spending last week in the Washington D.C. area was terrific.  It was a rare chance for me to unwind, take walks, read and reflect.  Although Doug's primary purpose was work, we managed to pack alot of miles, a lot of sights and a lot of good food into the in between spaces.  I love good southern … Continue reading The Witness Tree

Brothers, Mothers and War

I was intrigued to find poet Walt Whitman had been at the Battle of Fredericksburg during the Civil War... bought a thin booklet about his life and some selected writings at the bookstore in Arlington.  He was 42 when the war started.  His younger brother George joined the 51st New York Volunteers.  Hearing his brother had been hurt, … Continue reading Brothers, Mothers and War

Travels With Doug

I'm in Alexandria Virginia this week...tagging along with Doug while he attends a conference.  The hotel is free.  I promised him I wouldn't eat much.  All we had to buy was my plane ticket. This was my first official act upon touching down at Reagan National Friday evening in 80 degree weather, blue skies and no rain.   … Continue reading Travels With Doug