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Watkinsville, Georgia, United States
We lost my beautiful wife of 20 years on 9/12/07. Lisa was my world she was my everything and now she is gone. We are learning to live without Lisa now. I say we because I am not alone. My children are stuck in this mess with me. These are my notes, my vent, my way of letting you all know that we are doing well (some days). This is for myself, my friends and my family that want to know how we are doing and what we are up to. Along the way I hope this might also help someone else who has been dealt a similar hand.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

River Trip

Kayaking the river was one of Lisa's favorite outdoor activities. We have made the trip more times than I can count and I always enjoy the it. Yesterday was no exception. My good friend Chuck was able to join us along with his oldest son Isaac. Along with me and Matt, William was also able to join us. The weather was cooperative and the water level was high enough to allow us enjoy the ride. I wound up getting a lot more sun than I realized. I am burnt from head to toe but don't mind at all. It was a good day... I enjoyed about five hours of adult conversation and interaction with Chuck. Additionally, Chuck is a pretty easy going guy with a great sense of humor. This helped me kind of unwind and not be to anxious with the three boys acting like a bunch of goof balls for the five hour trip. What is it that makes boys think standing up in a kayak is a good idea? Not to mention, all three standing up at one time in the same kayak? I thought about Lisa a great deal yesterday but having another adult along helped keep my mind occupied. It was a good way to wind up the weekend and the summer break.

School starts next week and both Matt and I are both very anxious about next week. I am nervous about Matt driving to school but very happy that we don't have to burden others with transportation request. I think Matt is just nervous about school starting in general. I have no doubt that we both will be happy when we have this first week behind us.

Getting back to a normal schedule will be nice. I am, selfishly, looking forward to having my Friday's back to myself. I have always enjoyed my Friday's and put them to very good use. My plan is to get out to the shop and do some more work toward having a functional work shop. I have had many people asking me to produce things for them and I would like nothing more than to have the smell of saw dust fill the air. I would love to get lost in a project and I do truly get lost in them. I think it is the best possible therapy I could have.


  1. And you forgot the "standing up in the kayaks playing basebeall with a Coek can" part. Thx for the invite -- we had a great time.


  2. True Chuck, now that you mention it, I also fail to mention the fact that the three of them found some strange satisfaction in taking turns prancing around wearing the polk-a-dotted bikini top that they found.