We finally made it up the mountain this week and took some boxes and bins with us to rescue our few “finds” from the fire. We still aren’t able to peek under the roof because of the metal that’s draped over the steel “I”-beams that make up the undercarriage. While we were there, one of … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 16
“Don't be afraid of failure. Never fear it because there's always a lesson if you're open to it. There's always a lesson at the end of it. Always.”~Joe Quesada American comic book artist, writer, editor, and television producer Joe Quesada was born on this day in 1962.
We had planned a “work party” for the weekend, but Mother Nature had other ideas. Winter is settling in, making it more challenging to get up to the property to find any more treasures that might be hiding under the rubble. Daytime high temperatures steadily dropped during the week and finally brought some much-needed snow. … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 15
“Be fearless. Have the courage to take risks. Go where there are no guarantees. Get out of your comfort zone even if it means being uncomfortable. The road less traveled is sometimes fraught with barricades, bumps, and uncharted terrain. But it is on that road where your character is truly tested.”~Katie Couric American television and … Continue reading Random Quote for January 7, 2021
“No amount of anxiety makes any difference to anything that is going to happen.”~Alan Watts British writer and speaker Alan Watts was born on this day in 1915.
Now that the old storage unit is cleared out, we can begin to look to the task ahead—cleaning up the remains of our life before the wildfire. The last time First Reader and I went up with a couple of friends, we were only able to investigate a few to several feet in from the … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 14
Reflecting on 2020 Christmas has come and gone, and we all look forward to a brighter year. Up until the last three months, I found 2020 to be more of an annoyance than anything else. Because of the pandemic, we were grounded, so to speak. Covid-19 was on the loose around the world, and people, … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 13
This was another week we didn’t make it up the mountain. I can blame it on the holidays, but I’m not sure that’s entirely true. The short week, and the latest covid surge, meant many places were still encouraging online business, so I took advantage of it. When I worked in corporate America, I used … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 12
We haven’t made it up the mountain yet this week. With the holidays coming and the donation site we’ve been using getting ready to close, we haven’t had the chance. OK, that and the December chill that makes my bones ache in the cold, along with the snow that makes finding anything more complicated. Most … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 11
Ode to Drake To say that the fall of 2020 has been harsh to First Reader and me would be an understatement. In October, wildfire took our home. In November, we contracted covid. And here we are in December, having to send my fur-baby companion of the last 12 years over the Rainbow Bridge. (C) … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 10