Views from the train: Snow on the tracks. 2007
- Little pain, little discomfort at all. I felt as if my life had been given back to me. Everything that had been put on hold is now “go” again. Yesterday at work, I moved and walked and stood for hours without a twinge. Oh, hurrah! I had been most worried about our vacation. How can you take a vacation that involves some walking when you are in such pain you cannot think?
- Slowly the great loads return to the Geezers work queue. Several outside contractors seem to not be with his company any longer. Their unfinished wrecks are now G’s. At least G now knows he can yell, “Stop!”
- I spent most of the afternoon rewriting the entry on “Get Rich Quick Schemes.” It’s much better now as an essay. I had needed to put the same amount of work into last weeks essay.
- My family changes. Many of the changes are due to the economy. One set of grandchild parents are selling everything and moving to Northern California. One daughter is or has left for Oregon. One grandchild is to visit. Another should be returning soon from Afghanistan. I’m very outside of, and sometimes I truly wish I was more a part of than sideways. I often remember my own grandma Maudie who loved me unconditionally and was always there for me. I would have liked to be that kind of grandma.
- The wall clock is broken and our lives are late. We know it is broken yet we time our lives by it. Silly us. G arrived at the gym 45 miinutes late and called to tell me not to look at the clock. I’ll take that clock down next time I stand up. That will help. It’s little things like this that keep you grounded.
Views from the train: Algae. 2007.