This has been a very long week — of doing not much of anything. I am down with a positive covid diagnosis, so I’ve been stuck in this same damned room for the last week. To say I’m bored out of my gourd is an understatement. And until I’m covid-free, I’m stuck in neutral. My … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 5
Because so many homes were affected by the Northern Colorado fires, rebuilding resources are spread thin. We are fortunate that some of our neighbors are contractors, so they have connections to which we wouldn’t otherwise have access. That doesn’t mean that our project is moving along with any speed, though. We still have to get … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 4
It’s been hard to visit what was once our home. I have only been there once so far. This is some of what I saw. (C) 2020, JJ ShaunA small utility trailer. (C) 2020, JJ ShaunThe side of the house. (C) 2020, JJ ShaunNear the back door. (C) 2020, JJ ShaunMy library should be here.
Two weeks ago, I dreamed that our house burned to the ground. First Reader and I were evacuated the Wednesday morning before this dream invaded my sleep. Best Riding Friend offered an invitation to camp at her place for as long as our evacuation lasted. Our two oldest fur-babies went to their usual sitter while … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream
"Loss either teaches you to persist in the face of suffering, or hardens you into a bitter cynic. Sometimes, it does a little of both."~Grace Slick American singer-songwriter and artist Grace Slick was born on this day in 1939.
Two days ago, we received news that half of our neighborhood was consumed by wildfire, including our humble abode. (C) 2020, JJ ShaunOur home. October 5, 2020 First Reader and I have spent the last few days waiting and wondering what was going on. We've been denied entry to our community daily because of the … Continue reading Evacuation Day 8
First Reader and I are going on our fifth day of home displacement. After an already tense few days, we learned that the fire roared through our community yesterday. As of this posting, we have no idea whether or not we still have a home to which to return. We are keeping a positive outlook, … Continue reading Evacuation Day 4
2019 JJ ShaunJoe Yesterday, our family held a memorial service for a man who was as much kin as one could be and not be born into the clan. Joe dropped into our lives almost twenty-five years ago. He had just been released prison and volunteered to help his brother build an extra room into … Continue reading Life and Loss