Finally, I sit down to take a moment and the moment flees and the
images I've prepared to add to the entry are now tucked away, hopefully
waiting for the next chance I have to sit down and write.
The moving truck pulled up in front of the house on Friday, August
I'm here, in Albuquerque, after a 1,600 mile jaunt that saw me
pull in on Sunday about 4pm and then attending the closing on Tuesday
morning at 9:00 which left me plenty of time to get to the law school
for the start of classes at 12:00.
No, I didn't cut things too close, and the Mrs did cut off a couple
of days from her vaction and flew in on Thursday night so that she
could be at the new house bright and early on Friday when the moving
truck pulled in. I can't imagine what kind of disaster it would
have been if she had not been here, especially since I was in class
So last Friday was our one month anniversary in the house, and
it's starting to take reasonable shape. - There are almost no boxes
in sight on the first floor, but let's not talk about the three
car garage that still has room for only one car and an waverunner
We have already had our first house guest from Michigan and one
of his comments kind of summed up our reaction to this place...
"You guys are going around every day pinching yourselves, right.
You still can't believe you live here."
Frequently during the evenings we do a round robin of back yard
to front balcony to watch the sun reflect off the mountains, then
watch the sunset, then we eat only to return to the balcony to watch
the last glow of the evening fade, as the city lights.
I'm busy, and it's good.
I've got homework but I wanted to stop and say hello and thanks
for those who have called and left notes wondering what's been up.
My mother is in hospice, with a hospital bed moved into the living
room and she seems to be comfortable. My daughter was able to get
up to see her this week and although she sounds good on the phone,
she tires easily. Since I have a 2 day break in October I just booked
a flight for the two of us to blast into Detroit and drive north
to see her one more time.
I tried and tried to get up there before I left town, but the nine
hour round trip would have just eaten up all the hours I didn't
have to begin with.
I'll leave you with a view from the upstairs foyer window - the
mountain in the distance is 65 miles away, and is visible every
I love the light and the sunshine here.