Thursday, July 26, 2012

Going Off the Grid

I am still sick.  Whatever this thing is, it's has stuck with me like I just can't believe.  I have never been this run down for this long ever in my life.  I am making some improvements and I have made it back to work, but it's really hard.  

This picture is from August 2009, shortly after I started writing.  I took a family trip with the kids to Maine where my parents own some land on a lake.  This is my 3 boys kayaking with me.  My youngest on the left was only 7 and driving his kayak on his own like a champ.

On Saturday, me and the kids are going back.  It will be the first time we have ever gone there without my dad.  It was one of his favorite places to be.  I have always loved it too, it's just that's it's so far away that it's hard to get there all the time.   We will be there with my mother, sister and her husband and their 2 kids.  It's all my kids can think about all week.  There were very scared my illness was going to sideline the trip.  I am really thinking about it as a pilgrimage.  Sort of like a victory tour for my dad and the stuff he worked hard to leave for us. 

When we go, there is limited electricity.  There is no internet service and only occasionally will I get service on by Blackberry.  Once of the nice things about being there is that you are out of touch for a while.  I will keep my phone in my pocket like I always do, but only because it's also my camera.  I will get lot's of pictures. 

I very much need this time away.  I have any anything in over a year.  I with T would be coming with me, but with his work, it's not even realistic to ask.

I will let you know how the trip goes when I get back.

Take care everyone.  And if someone could feed my fish, I'd really appreciate it.


JustAMike said...

Jim, I hope you recover quickly. Maybe a little rustic R&R will be just what you need to kick the bug.

I sometimes muse about going "off grid" (even if it's just a little bit) to regain some peace and sanity. I think I'm a little jealous that I can't do that right now as well. ;p

I hope you have a great time making wonderful memories with your family!!

Look forward to hearing all about it when you get back.


Anonymous said...

I really hope you're feeling better.

Your pilgrimage is a great tribute to your father. I hope you and your family have a great time.