Welcome to my blog and website, I hope you find your visit interesting.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
-- Mark Twain
I have been in Washington state for a week and a half now. We had a grave side service and a memorial service last saturday. The grave side service was difficult for me. David, Austin and I placed Cheryl in the inurnment vault. The memorial service was very nice. It wasn't easy of course, but there were well over one hundred people there. Since then I am driving around the state visiting relatives that couldn't make it to the services.
The next few weeks coming are going to be challenging dealing with the aftermath of Cheryl's passing, but I will get through it. I have some close friends and find support in them. I'll be looking for a widow/widower support group as well. It's easy to say I am strong enough to get through this, I don't need anyone's help, I'll be alright. But I know the support will be immensely valuable in my ability to get on with life in a 'normal' fashion once again.
As much as i like driving around the country, visiting relatives, I look forward to getting back home. I already miss the warmth of the southern AZ sunshine. Western WA was cold, cloudy on most days I was there. Here in eastern WA it's pleasant enough, but still....
I teach english as a foreign language in Barranquilla, Colombia. In my previous life, as I call it, I was an IT guy, systems administrator, computer tech, as well as a shipping/receiving guy and also worked as a merchandising guy for a year for a camping/RV accessories store.
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