All of a sudden life seems to be moving quite fast. We've accepted an offer on Dad's house and closing is expected to be the middle of October. That means I have to skedaddle on outta here soon. I was planning on hitting the road soon anyway but now there are no if's, and's or… Continue reading Life Is Happening Fast!
Category: Caregiver Adventures
From March 2018 to October 2020, I took an unexpected hiatus from the road to move in with and take care of Dad. These posts are from my time with Dad.
Enjoying Some Down Time As I Prepare For What’s Next
The past few weeks I've taken a couple short trips around the area. It was just a couple hours here and there but it was W O N D E R F U L ! As I drove, I could feel the wanderlust pulsing through my veins stronger than ever and I'm (pretty much) ready… Continue reading Enjoying Some Down Time As I Prepare For What’s Next
Closing This Chapter and Getting Back To Nomadic?
839 days ago I arrived in the Homeland. I was about to embark on what I knew might be a long and difficult (yet equally fulfilling) journey as Dad's caregiver. Being Dad's caregiver meant I had to forego my nomadic lifestyle (living in my cozy little home on wheels) and live a static lifestyle… Continue reading Closing This Chapter and Getting Back To Nomadic?
Reflections From Solitary Confinement
I believe this is week 3 of our lockdown, quarantine, stay at home, shelter in place whatchamacallit orders. I've heard it called many things but I often (jokingly) call it Solitary Confinement. How Am I Holding Up?... I'm often asked how I'm holding up because... shortly after losing both Dad and Cookie my sudden aloneness… Continue reading Reflections From Solitary Confinement
Cleaning Out Dad’s House
I've been working on getting Dad's house cleaned out with the much appreciated help from family. There's a LOT of stuff in this big ole house but, each day, the house becomes more and more empty yet more and more unorganized. I've also found it challenging to clean out a house while you're still trying… Continue reading Cleaning Out Dad’s House
And Then There Was One – Remembering The Boyz
Once again.... life changed forever. Catching Up... In my Rounding Another Bend On The Road Of Life post I briefly shared about Dad going to the hospital and not knowing if or when he will come home. Then, in my Dad Leaves The Hospital - Cookie Visits Grandpaw post I shared how, after leaving the hospital, Dad… Continue reading And Then There Was One – Remembering The Boyz
Cookie’s Final Poodle Adventure
In the blink of an eye... life changes forever. Nothing can prevent it. There's no way around it. The only thing you can do is go right smack through it. I can't say this adventure was a pleasant one but, good, bad or indifferent, everything that happens in life truly is an adventure. Looking Back...… Continue reading Cookie’s Final Poodle Adventure
2 Years Ago Today – Living Life With No Regrets
A Facebook memory popped up today and it prompted me to write about it. The memory was from January 28, 2018. At the time, I was in warm, sunny Homestead Florida visiting Nikki. Nikki, Cookie and I had just been to Petco. Pets are allowed in Petco so we took Cookie inside. He went into… Continue reading 2 Years Ago Today – Living Life With No Regrets
Dad Leaves The Hospital – Cookie Visits Grandpaw
Dad was released from the hospital a week and a half ago. He decided to go to a local Bounce Back (rehab/ physical therapy facility) to try and build some strength before possibly coming home. There are still a lot of unknown's but we're taking it one day at a time. Cookie Visits Grandpaw At… Continue reading Dad Leaves The Hospital – Cookie Visits Grandpaw
Rounding Another Bend On The Road Of Life
The road of 2019 had many unexpected twists and turns. At times, I thought the bumps in the road would never end. 2019 threw in a few last minute challenges at the end of the year and 2020 has decided to follow suit. Here's a little update... Cookie's Old Dog Syndrome... In my December Poodle… Continue reading Rounding Another Bend On The Road Of Life