A Good Day To Reflect.

April 10, 2015 — Leave a comment

The day started out very brisk, about 25 degrees cooler than yesterday. It is cloudy and kind of drab looking but a great morning after the storms that went through last night. I know it stormed because one of the girls woke me up and wanted me to protect her, an easy solution at 12:30 am. She went to bed in her safe house, her crate. Sugar started fearing storms about a year ago. Don’t know why but at least we know when bad weather is upon us. The other girl, Foxy, slept right through the storm oblivious to the thunder and lightning. Maybe it’s because she is getting quite deaf like me. We have indeed been fortunate with the storms of late. To all those who have suffered storm damage and flooding my prayers go out for their safety.

It’s been a typical Indiana spring week. Tuesday it stormed and hailed. The hail almost covered the ground. Kind of scary considering that last year all the houses on the reservation were re-roofed because of hail damage. I suspect a lot of folks went out and checked their roofs. Wednesday it rained again and was very windy almost blustery. But, yesterday, wow. Sunshine and warmth, I think it got to 72 degrees before the sun set. An absolutely gorgeous Indiana spring day. The goundsmen even had the mowers out. Not sure what the game plan was because they mower here and there, my side yard, the neighbors back yard and the strip between the sidewalks and streets. I guess they just got the high spots.

It was a wonderful morning to reflect on life here on the reservation. It is so quiet and peaceful with wonderful neighbors who are not necessarily nosey they just look out for each other. The main building, The big house, loaded with so many things to do and activities to participate in that if your bored you don’t have to look very far to find someone to blame just look in a mirror. It has been a good morning to remind me that almost 2 years ago we made a really great decision to move here because now all the life ending decisions, for us anyway, have been made. Have never regretted coming here and it makes me feel good to know that we will not become a burden on our children.

I went to the Big House this morning and worked out for about an hour in the Wellness Center (Gym) then visited a friend in the rehab center who is recovering from double pneumonia and other issues. He’s 91 and is doing much better, chomping at the bit so to speak to get back to his apartment and his painting. Later today I have to take my mother to a doctor for another check- up. She is 92 and doing fairly well considering.

It’s noon now and the sun is shining. We have gained 17 degrees since morning. Looks like it’s going to be another wonderful day here on the reservation almost but not quite paradise!

Thanks for listening,

Richard Isley

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