After living in Western NY for the first 55 years of my life I never imagined that my wife (Darryl) and I would move to Central Florida and three years later move again to the Mid-Columbia Basin of Washington. Now I suppose that consideration of the economic upheavals of early 21 Century make what happened in 2008 seem quite predictable, but I never saw it coming. In all our moves Darryl and I have gone through some changes, mostly in our employment choices. Darryl starting a custom kitchen and bath business and I becoming a contract environmental auditor. Our adventures are not recommended for the faint of heart.
First Christmas (2006) in Florida.
In quiet moments when I take in the desert landscape, I sometimes struggle to understand – WHAT THE HELL ARE WE THINKING! Upon reflection it has been an interesting mix of emotions from fear to resignation to wonderment to confusion – the gambit. So, that brings me to this blog.
Since beginning this blog we have been joined by our two daughters and now have a grandson, Ryan. Our daughter, Meredith and Ryan live with us adding a dynamic to our lives that has been a joy and a challenge. This blog will contain my biased ‘insights’ into our decision making, but more just a chronicling of our adventure. Because I am writing this ‘journal’ it will also discuss fishing (mostly with a fly), camping, kayaking, putting thousands of miles between family and friends and most certainly blues music. About making the Pacific Northwest ‘home’.
Darryl is fond of saying that we could be “dropped in the middle of a field” and we could figure out how to thrive. Well, so far so good, I guess.