So much has happened since my last update. We left the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge sometime in mid August. We were scheduled to be there a little bit longer but the Refuge volunteer coordinator was gracious enough to let us vacate early because we had found a great work camping gig at a beautiful resort. We really thought the job would be great. The job was very simple and required us to mingle with guests and it offered the opportunity for extra income, which is always nice.
Everything seemed to be going well, and it had the potential to be an awesome experience; but to make the story short, let me just tell you it went downhill fast. No biggie, it’s over and done.
Jim and I are still in GA on a long vacation from traveling because we want to be here of course. We are staying at a local RV Park, this is not where we thought we would be, but it’s ok. It is actually a nice little place. Very colorful, to say the least. I been told that the owner loves Key West so he is trying to replicate that atmosphere (without the ocean of course). The rent is low; the location is great (close to our daughter and the library) and it has a gym that I’ve been enjoying.
In preparation for our grand baby, Jim had decided to quit smoking and trust me when I tell you – it has been extremely difficult. I knew it would be. He has made great progress, much more than he has before; but I don’t want to lie to you and tell you he has not smoked because he has. Our attitudes have collided more than ever, I have to remind myself that what he is going through is not easy; but then I tell myself that I really don’t have to deal with it; but then I realize that no I don’t have to deal with it, but I do -because I love him and I know this is temporary. Sometimes I lose hope that he will ever quit, but then I see his determination to do it, and my faith comes alive. I have always considered myself to be kind, loving and patient, but when I am dealing with this situation, I don’t like who I become either, so it’s clear that we both need to work together and we choose to continue to do so.
Anyway, thank God for babies; because my beautiful grand child (who was born late October, 9 lbs, 13 oz and 22 inches long) makes me so incredibly happy. The scent of his being is the sweetest smell in the world. The sound of his tiny voice is heavenly and the light in his eyes makes my world brighter. My daughter who had told me years ago that she did not like children is doing so good taking care of her baby and loving him so much, along with her husband. But, still – I can’t help myself and I want to help them too. I actually love going to their house to give them a break and to be with the baby. I try to help as much as she will let me with whatever she needs. She actually does not need much; her husband is super great by helping her around the house and most importantly with the baby; but still – Jim and I want to be part of their lives.
As you can see, we have not done much traveling but we are still enjoying our retirement.
Well, that’s it for now; Hugs and Hasta Luego!