So, Wendy and I have been busy this winter....not the usual "trip to somewhere warm and tropic", but dealing with things here on the farm. On December 27th, our barn burned to the ground with most of the antiques we had stored in it for the winter...along with a bunch of our "red chairs". I had shoulder surgery a few weeks ago....trying to get ready for spring and summer work...still recovering but okay....and the biggy...tests showed I have prostate cancer...so dealing with that.
Sometimes, we have to be put into challenging situations to really appreciate what we have and what we have enjoyed over our lives. It is also a good time to put things back into perspective and re-evaluate where we want to be....Wendy said recently that "we should just go travel"....5 words I never thought she would say....but there it was. My oncologist said that I should have 10 good years left....what does that really mean? Well, to me, it means we better enjoy those ten years...but what do we do? Neither one of us has ever stood still very long...always thinking of new ideas and things to solve problems...so how do we change our lifestyle and just travel? It could work for awhile...until we start missing our kids and grandkids...or our lavender farm and friends etc....so what are the rules for traveling?? I have always wanted to go cross country and hit a bunch of garage sales and antique stores from here to the east coast....but then, we would have a bunch of stuff to have to do something with!!
It has been so fulfilling to provide a place that family and people can enjoy....happy times and more to come....I think we will stay right here for a bit....enjoying making people happy...and enjoying life...!