2021 Life Logs, Day 100: More Writing
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Weather: Partly Sunny; High 58, Low, 47 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
What a boring human I must seem like to Shadow right now. I spend most of every day sitting at the dining table at my computer. I take breaks to take him for walks or to play ball. I’m sure he wonders what happened to that person who used to sit on the sofa with him. When I watch television now, I am on my exercise bike. So, I feel a little sorry for Shadow, but I continue to truly enjoy writing about the Voyage of Windbird. I am now writing about the eighteen days we spent in the southern Cook Islands of Rarotonga and Aitutaki. Our friends, Linda and Michael Stuart and their then thirteen-year-old son Garrett visited us while we there. Tomorrow I will write about the crew from the Survivor series who rescued us when we unsuccessfully tried to enter the lagoon on Aitutaki Island. Garrett was so excited that Survivor was rescuing us. He is now married and he and his wife Katie became parents last fall. Wow! Time does move on. And it was while we were in Rarotonga that we got the email telling us we were going to be grandparents for the first time. Now that grandchild is fourteen years old. Such wonderful memories.
Today is Day 100 of 2021. I looked back to see what I was doing on Day 100 of 2020. It was Thursday, April 9, 2020 and I was with the Goldstones packing up the last bits from 60 Vidal Avenue. The next day, Day 101 of 2020, was April 10th and the day Heather and Jed rented a moving van. The big move to 43 Grasmere Drive began. And it was on that day that I leaned over to get a box out of the back of my car when I felt the ‘pop’ in my lower back that ended up to be a herniated disc. Not my favorite memory, but at least it is a memory for now as it healed nicely over the next summer. Hard to believe it has been a full year since the Goldstones have been in their new home. We should plan some sort of celebration for tomorrow.