Busy times, and sad too

Since selling the house we have moved into a 1 bedroom apartment and stored some belongings that still need sorted in the garage we rented along with the apartment.  This little 47 unit complex has a walking score of 97% – a fact that delights us.  Two grocery stores, a hardware store and pharmacy, major shopping, restaurants and a Saturday farmer’s market within a few blocks – but not so close to us that we have much traffic.

In mid-October we are taking the train up to Vancouver, BC to spend Canadian Thanksgiving with a family who are good friends.  Their two teens consider us to be their adoptive grandparents.  November 11 we fly to the Yucatan for 4 weeks, two weeks of beach vacation and a couple of weeks in the city.  While there we will start our search for a rental house to move to soon after the first of the year.

Last week I flew to the midwest.  My 58 year old brother suffered a fatal heart attack.  CPR was started immediately (he was at work), paramedics arrived within 8 minutes and they worked on him in the ER for 45 minutes but he could not be revived.  While early death of loved ones is a path we have walked before, it is never easy.  Take care of yourselves and do not leave much unfinished business for what can be an uncertain and short future – particularly if you have relationship fences that need tending to or mending.