Much has happened in my life since I last posted nearly a month ago…
In the final days of October, we re-evaluated our decision to build a home on rural acreage in Wisconsin. The 4-month experience of living minimally ‘off the map’ has been invaluable, but progress on the house was very slow. When you reach 70-years old, waiting becomes less of an option than it might have been in one’s younger years. We decided to move on.
We considered many possible venues, but after 2,000 miles of wandering, we found ourselves at our oldest son’s home in Tucson. Mrs. tVM and I decided that it is wise to re-root ourselves closer to family in a less physically challenging environment than was our original intention and will settle midway between our oldest son in Tucson and our two younger sons in the Phoenix area.
I will forever carry wonderful memories of my time in Wisconsin, highlighted by my surprise 70th birthday party, attending Stef’s Gopher soccer games as she won three Big Ten titles along with Big 10 Coach of the Year in 2016, and my wonderful neighbors on Golf View Drive. I’ve written enough about the great, contemplative experience living with Clarence on the hill. All of these memories will never fade.
It is time to move on.
Is this the final stop on the journey? I don’t know, but life will continue to be grand.