Rolling on

  Nineteen years ago our lives felt insecure, and we knew not what the future would hold. In a leap of faith, we rolled into the future with a new home in a new place. We have loved every minute of it. In fact, we have stayed here longer than our 3 previous homes combined. Today, our beautiful, universal design accessible home is for sale. 
We do know what the future holds this time, as we have a new home under construction. But why? Smaller! Free time! Retirement! The replacement is a mini version of what we have now, minus the living/dining rooms and 2 bedrooms. And about half an acre less lawn. We are even using the same builder. 

It has been a happy time with many lasting friends, but we aren’t going far. Just rolling on!

Wheeling in the rain

It’s been a long time. My first day as a wheelie out in the rain. I tried to stay dry. Plastic around my legs. Plastic bags over my shoes. A huge poncho with the hood pulled tight. I could barely move and can’t say I had a nice day.

Late in the day I saw another young man, obviously more experienced than me with a smaller, lighter chair. He wore a leather jacket, a hat, and was having fun.

He was wet; I was mostly dry. He was having fun.

My poncho era lasted one day. Today I carry a bright green LL Bean raincoat in the car. Bring it on! ☔️

The red raincoat is for cooler days, like this fall day in London.