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Monday, February 18, 2013
News from the north
After a discussion with one of my daughters, my wife and I made a sudden change of plans. My youngest daughter is expecting a baby soon and her husband won't be back in the US until May. She feels that the baby could come any time. Family is family, so we are heading back early to be there when she needs us.
Before traveling south, my lovely wife and I had shortened our normal winter trip to be back in time. Since then the date has been moved up. My daughter doesn't think the doctor move it up enough.
When my second daughter was born, neither my wife's parents or my parents were around. We had friends step into the breech, but our parents were missed. Getting a phone call while out sailing was something we didn't want to chance. Having a baby is tough enough. Doing it alone is even harder.
The family has already been informed that we'll be heading south earlier and coming back later. This year the trip was shortened, but we expect to travel at least 6 months starting in the fall. I don't expect any sympathy from my friends who could not get away for a month and a half like we did.
Dad and I got to do a lot of things together. It was good to see him. His landscaping is now in much better shape thanks to my lovely wife. We put a new floor in his kitchen and did other needed repairs. The place is looking pretty good.
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.