Monday, October 31 They countered. We accepted. To close two weeks before Christmas. Or sooner. Maybe. Who thought on Day 1 of this series that we’d have a contract on Day 31? Now we’re having second thoughts. But I’m remembering yesterday’s tears… and that anyway it’s not the place where we ultimately end up but […]
Saturday, October 29 Today she lined up nine houses. Today we knocked them all down. We dug, but we didn’t find gold.
Thursday, October 27 We’re learning to live with less. From a three-floor family farmhouse, to a one-bedroom (king) condo, two baths, kitchen, living area and screened balcony… to a queen studio cottage with an eat-in kitchen. And when you burn the rolls and set off the smoke alarm, it’s helpful to have a […]
Saturday, October 22 Ten of us wake up in our son’s perfect-for-four apartment, D and I on an air mattress crammed in the playroom. (Later tonight D will lose his balance on too little air when he rises to visit the restroom, tumble back into bed, then to the floor and set a […]
Friday, October 21 Today we’re facing down danger in Florida– not alligators nor sharks nor fireants nor mosquitoes nor Nile crocodiles nor Burmese pythons. Today we’re going to get our kicks not on Route 66 but on what many deem to be the most deadly or at least second deadly stretch of highway in the country, Interstate 95 heading […]
Wednesday, October 19 Suds quiver like jello on the edge. A grain of sanderlings skitters along the water, and one seems to surf a wave. A pair of gulls gaze out at who knows what. An older couple about my age, with rolls exposed, strolls past, she in a two-piece and he in a Speedo, both dark-tanned and […]
Sunday, October 16 It’s disorienting to be a people who walk in darkness so others can see the right light. At first I was confused and nervous about having to walk back to our car in the dark after dinner on the pier. And then I remembered the signs. It’s sea turtle nesting season. From […]
Thursday, October 13 Today I’m lying awake helping the morning, a thousand mornings. I’m crossing the waters into rhythms of rest and the joy of poetry, poetry at work in me. I’m discovering hope. even if nobody speaks of remarkable things, and I’m finding livelihood in this adventure of ascent along the broken way. […]
Wednesday, October 12 Today I’m stepping out with my best friend. Siri, where’s the nearest nail salon? Oh, good. I noticed your nails were getting sharp. Siri can be a little sharp herself. But we go exploring, and I get clipped, salted, scrubbed, and lotioned. At Publix I help a man find the cottage cheese. He’s on his […]
Tuesday, October 11 Today I’m making not home home A place for everything in its place until we find a new place Until we find a home.