It’s pretty clear to me that we are getting closer to some sort of an “event”. For some of us there are periods of time that pass, leaving little or no memory stamp. No, the many hours spent hanging out with Jack is not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about larger gaps in time that you have to squint an eye or turn your head slightly in an effort to recollect any significant event. In this moment, I am squinting both eyes and turning my head, until I fall over on the couch…OH, WAIT, I remember something! HOCKEY…and BOATS! That’s a bit dramatic, but I’m guessing that some of you can relate.
As most of you close to us already know, our family is launching off on an adventure of sorts this fall. I’m not going to wear out my fingertips telling you about it, as Kelly has already done so in a previous post. She’s a gooder writer anyway and speaks much better for me than I. I’m getting a bit excited about this “event”, and have hopes that our lives just might slow down enough to create a memory or three. I’d rather not have to squint to remember. I’m also looking forward to the possibility of the five of us growing closer.
So, how do I know we’re getting closer? I know because we are starting to get a bit more frantic about the things left unchecked on our to do list. Selling our other house is a prime example. I am a master of procrastination. A recent result of this masterfulnessory has left my lovely wife to handle most of the “man” work involved with preparing the cabin to be put up for sale. She’s really done a great job, quite the project manager she is! So good I think she might be able to handle another pre-adventure responsibility or two. Maybe she can fit it in right between home schooling 3 boys, work & brushing her teeth?
I’ve accompanied this post with a short video. The purpose of the video is quite versatile. First, an effort to show off what I’ve learned about the GoPro handed to us by my Pops. I’m looking forward to using it on our trip. In a recent conversation with him, I mentioned that we might purchase a GoPro to capture some of our future travel. A few days later, he handed me tackle box, in it was his GoPro. Thanks Pop! The tackle box is really cool, did I mention it had a GoPro in it? Anyway, we’re going to put it to good use in Thaitnam or wherever. I’ll try to catch some good shots, maybe even a facie with me and the boys in it, from the top of the Eiffel Tower looking down on a rice paddy. Second, to prove that I’ve actually done some work on the house, even if it was only for 1 minute & 17 seconds. Did I mention she vacuumed up a full bag of dead ants and mouse turds? Third, the video exemplifies our frantic nature, prior to departure.
On a serious note. Thanks for kicking butt on the house, Kelly & Pop. I need to get back to procrastinating, until we get closer.
You are a lovely writer too Eric! So excited for you all.
Once I showed him what needed to be done and kept a close eye on him while he was doing it, he did work pretty hard. But that video does not show the front of the house where Alex and Zack were moving rocks and digging hard too. And they were not grunting near as loud their father was. 🙂
Yeah, you and Kelly labored over there waayyyy more than I did. The boys were very helpful as well. As for the grunting, it’s what I do…