Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Heading home

I've stayed with my Aunt and Uncle over three days. It is just about the time for  me to head home. I loved being here. Talking for many hours. Mostly with my Uncle.  But I am with my Aunt too. Watching her prepare a meal for the three of us.

It is very quiet here at night. And I really like that quiet. Makes it very easy for me to fall asleep. As long as I am playing the rain and thunder YouTube sound that I told you about before.

I've made a hotel reservation at the half-way point in this trip. It feels luxurious for me to stay in a hotel like this.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Driving to Santa Barbara

Next week I am driving to Santa Barbara to visit with my Uncle Seymour and Aunt Shirley. The last time that I visited there was in May, 2014, not too long past my open heart surgery.

I took the Amtrak train at that time instead of driving, because I was still recovering from the surgery. Also, my overall physical condition was a little weak. Since that time, my physical strength has improved a lot! I exercise on the machines at the YMCA a minimum of two times a week. And, I go play golf about two times a week too.

Golf and exercise
I am very happy about my exercising and golf playing. I am able to now do things that I could not do before. For example, I can now lift up my electric bike and put it into a car. No way did I have the strength several months ago to manage lifting the bike.

By the way. My golf score at the Mount Woodson course this week was 115. I know that 115 is really not a good score. But when I first began to golf in the middle of last year, my score was around 150.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

It still hurts

This evening I was watching a movie starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez (husband and wife). Jennifer dies in child birth. When Affleck is told that his wife was gone, he goes down on his hands and knees, too weak to stand.

That's what happened to me when the policeman drove up to my son David's home to give me the news that David was found in the Sierra Nevadas. Dead from a gunshot to the head.

It's coming on to five years since that dreadful day. It seems to me like a long time ago. Like another lifetime. It still hurts. I guess that it always will.

I look forward to my own passing because I believe that I will be with David again.