We Are Home

Miss Kitty and I are at home once again.  Granted the home is filled with unpacked boxes, but we have the basics and for now, that is great.  I sit here with the morning sun drying out the bits of fog,  the cows lowing their plaintive cries, and welcome this day.  Not only do I have the internet once again, but also my son and his family are arriving this afternoon.  The washer and dryer are busy doing their thing and that is a really necessary thing.  It’s a banner day. 

I have found out that there is a lot of crud on radio just like there is on television.  I had the radio on a station that I wouldn’t normally listen to because the morning talk was fun, but, later on, they were playing mostly music with Black Eyed Peas and such which the repair person whistled to and the internet guy hated.  Late in the day, I switched over to Fox radio station and noted that Michael Savage is still on the radio after being banned for a while.  This is a small emergency radio, flashlight, etc. combo that I bought after Katrina so it was working off an antenna.  You can’t get many stations clearly here so I take what I can get.  I will definitely sign up for XM radio once I get settled.  You can choose the type of music you want to hear and I love the station that airs all the old radio shows from the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s.

It was interesting to live without internet or television for these days.  I found that I missed the internet much more than television.  With the internet you can go anywhere you want and research whatever you need at any time.  With the connection I have now, I can also watch shows on the internet.  That was impossible with my previous connection since it buffered about every ten seconds.  This is nice and certainly worth it.  I only miss television at night when it is time to slow down and relax. 

Last night, I sat in the porch swing on the deck and looked at the stars.  Haven’t seen them for years.  Living outside a metropolitan area has benefits that I had forgotten.   It is so quiet, dark and wonderful.  There is a serenity and peace here that I had forgotten existed.  It seems this is what I was seeking and it will be my bliss.  Washing off the external sweat and dust of a city is easily done; however, cleansing it from my interior will take some time.  With patience, it will come. 

I really admire and enjoy the people who live around here.  Some are transplants like me, but many are native to this area.  They live an open, relaxed life which moves a little slower but gets it all done.  I have already seen that that doesn’t hold true for the roads.  They  know every twist and turn of the roads and drive faster than I can right now.  I’ll enjoy that after a while, but when you are shopping by the hunt and peck method, it makes life interesting.  The beginning of this new adventure is winding down and the onset of real life will sneak up on me before I know it.  This winter is for getting settled and the exploring will begin in the spring.  There are so many activities offered and the weather makes you want to get out and enjoy it.  Life is for those who want to live it offering a bounty of enjoyment, learning, and opportunity.  All I have to do is participate.

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3 Responses to We Are Home

  1. Doris says:

    Carol, I love this! It's exactly how I feel about our move — from the unpacked boxes (yes,we still have plenty), to the radio thing, to the stars, to the way the neighbors drive on the twisty roads. If I didn't know better, I could believe you were writing about rural western Colorado.

    • cwurschmidt says:

      The only reason I am savvy about this road thing is that when my Dad would drive in the mountains near where he grew up he would just fly. Once on a trip with my family, Leo and his sister, Teresa, I looked over at them and they were both green. "Daddy," I said, "you can slow down now. They're both ready to throw up." He had no clue and was totally apologetic. I thought it was hilarious, but was PC enough not to laugh.

  2. Leo says:

    I have to admit that I am mostly tired of all of the noisy media streaming to us nowadays. I almost never turn the radio on when I am driving now and do not watch a lot of t.v. except for an hour or so at night (except for sports 🙂 ). Like you, though, I would dearly miss my Internet connection.

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