I’m back, with telephone and internet service, finally! Greetings from beautiful Castlegar, BC – I can’t tell you how much I’ve missed everyone (and, oh my goodness, how much I have to catch up on, lol)!
The move was long and painful, which I knew it would be. I have the best friends and family in the world – my writer friend Darcy, who flew into Edmonton, picked up the moving truck and drove 3 hours to Provost to get me; and who drove 13 hours straight to bring me here to his home to stay for the next 9 months. My niece Kat and her hubby Ray, who helped pack the moving truck – we couldn’t have done this without them, and I’m so grateful for their help. And my best friend, Aleta and her husband Mike; who made a special detour from their own schedule to come to Castlegar and help unpack the truck and make sure the basic furniture was in place and not a total disaster before they left to drive 13 hours to their own home. It’s difficult (and humbling) to have to sit by and watch everyone else do it all and not be able to help when it’s your stuff they’re moving. Words cannot express how much I love these friends who are always so supportive and caring to me. They are as much my family as my brothers and sisters are.
Of course, my pain levels are very high right now, as I also expected, and there is so much to do and not enough energy yet to get it all done. And I really want to get over to all my friends’ blogs to see what I’ve been missing the past week or so. I also need to get back to my writing, but know I need to pace myself until I feel more fully recovered. It’s going to take some time to visit everyone and catch up, so your continued patience with me is much appreciated.
It feels good to be back! Much love and hugs to all my friends! ~ Love, Julie ♥