It’s hard to believe that so much time has passed since last we communicated. So many things have happened, that, in truth, I became a bit overwhelmed.
For those of you who know me, you are aware that it’s very difficult for me to “keep still”. If I’m not doing something, I get “antsy” and “fidgety”. We were involved in all of our activities here at the park – Frank with his boating and pet lovers club, me with my sewing and singing – and that was great. That kept us quite occupied until everyone at the park started getting sick with colds that turned into flu, or upper respiratory infections, or stomach viruses, or, in the case of Frank and quite a few others, pneumonia. And the “TR Crud”, which we fondly named it, just didn’t want to go away, lasting for weeks. On top of that, I began to suffer from insomnia. I just couldn’t sleep; couldn’t turn my head off at night. Couldn’t stop thinking about “stuff”. Is our house back at home ok? Is the family ok? Are things going smoothly at the school district from which I retired? Did I forget to tell anyone anything that they need to know? Is everyone doing okay without me?
Well, finally, everyone started to heal, and, finally, I was forced to learn how to rest and take it easy. After much prayer and conversations with friends here and at home, I came to the realization that none of the issues I was worrying about were in my control. My job was to be retired and enjoy my new life.
So, that’s what I’ve been doing for this past little while. Working on getting it together. We planned out a summer travel and in the next blog, you’ll hear about our first trip out. Then, you will, hopefully, be able to follow us as we continue our travels throughout the summer.
This new lifestyle still has me in awe. There are so many beautiful places to visit, and so many absolutely wonderful people to meet. Admittedly, there may still be some times when we seem to be a bit quiet. That may be because of internet issues, but it may also be due to the fact that we’re just taking a moment to take it all in.
Stay tuned for more of our adventures – living our dream – on the road.