Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Life in the country
I have a bloggie friend in Washington whose husband has lung cancer. The outlook, of course, is not good. She's a school teacher and is dealing with one difficult situation after another. She mentioned to me the other day how hard it is to have to switch from planning a wonderful retirement with her husband to the idea of losing her husband and possibly never retiring. There's another blogger I follow who recently retired from teaching. Her husband is in the hospital with congestive heart failure. This got me thinking about how my life would change without Cliff, and if my life changed, of course so would my blog.
I would sell this place as quickly as possible and move to senior citizen housing in a nearby town, since I don't drive and wouldn't be able to afford the upkeep of this place on my own. Nor could I do the work required here. There would be no more pictures of cows and horses. Pictures taken of my daily walk would show sidewalks, streets, houses, and businesses. I'm not sure I would have enough going on to even maintain a blog. I'm not trying to make this a downer, but I have to tell you I sure appreciate Cliff when I think along these lines; if you enjoy my pictures of country life, you had better appreciate him, too.
He's working on a chicken tractor for me as I type this. Sounds like another blog entry, right?