It’s been a little over four weeks since Sara took the unfortunate step deep into a gopher hole and received a spiral fracture for her effort. After the long drive back from Arizona, the days since have been filled with Dr. visits, both hers and the boys (dentist and orthodontists), miles of walks on the quiet beach here on base and getting caught up on work duties and correspondence.
Travis has traveled on to Louisiana to report to his newest duty station, and we have morphed into our own little version of a “family dynamic” here at Pt. Mugu. This is the most amount of time I have spent with my girl since before she went away to college, and I am enjoying it immensely. I know it has been extremely hard for her though, not only to be handicapped by a cast on her lower leg, but to have her life completely turned upside down right before the major move to Louisiana.
The original plans were for Bob and I to leave Arizona late April and head for Fallon to pack up our house before it’s impending sale. I didn’t think I would ever be back to Pt. Mugu and the Ventura area. I am trying to take in some of the sites that I always wished I had, and it’s pretty amazing that after two years of doing hardly any driving whatsoever, I’ve jumped right back into the LA traffic scene and can travel THE 101 to points north and south like a pro.
We’ve gotten real friendly with FaceTime the last few weeks. With Bob in Bodega Bay teaching a boating safety class for UCDavis the next couple weeks, Travis in Belle Chasse, LA and us here - we have managed to all stay in close contact.
Only a few more weeks to go before school gets out and the boys and I will travel north and meet Bob somewhere in the Bend/Portland area. I intend to spend it walking on the beach, taking advantage of having a huge lovely kitchen to cook in (remember I have been in a motor-home the last couple years), practice my photography and hopefully take a class or two in Photoshop - but, most important - enjoy this time with Sara and the boys.