Saturday, August 22, 2015

2015 Week34: Reminiscences and changes to come

Still thinking about the many Hoyt relatives after the big wedding Saturday, I went through some photo albums and found this drawing of our house by New Zealand cousin-once-removed, Bevan, from when they visited in 2001.

Sunday evening Stan and Erin returned from their extended time with family after the wedding. We had such a nice visit, viewed all the photos they took and stayed up late playing cards with Erin. She taught us Up the hill and down the hill, and won most games.

Do I detect gloating?

Mike had another cancerous spot removed from his hand on Monday and on Tuesday went back to the dentist. On the 27th he'll see a neuro surgeon about the lumbar radiculopathy.
His advice, "Don't get old."

To avoid pain from standing too long, he has given up cooking. He still makes his wonderful breakfasts, though.

Michael spends most of his time learning about and working with the new CNC machine, often going in to Muncie to the robotics workshop. The team continues to meet once a week, on Tuesdays.

Monday was the orientation meeting for adjuncts at Ivy Tech Marion and classes begin next week. The time has come for me to get serious about preparing for the semester.

I joined the few walkers Tuesday and Thursday, with the added pleasure of Rebecca's company on the latter.
There is always something new to notice along the way, like the work going on at Taylor University,

Landscaping changes 

. . .creatures playing, and beautiful flowers.

Best of all, sweet Rebecca Rose!

Who's who?
Friday was a big day. After two desperate calls for a Spanish instructor for the Ivy Tech Muncie campus, I accepted and went to talk with those in charge, pick up a textbook, and sign the contract.
Goodbye retirement! My schedule for the next 16 weeks:

  • 4:00-5:50 Monday, Wednesday--Muncie
  • 6:00-7:50 Tuesday, Thursday--Marion  

Former neighbor, Glenda, was in the area so we got together for lunch at Common Grounds in Hartford City.

I was also thinking about my brother Aldo, #3 sibling, who turned 65. I came across these old photos with him in them.

 And today, August 22nd, would have been my parents 73rd wedding anniversary.

I continue to read, scan and share their old letters with my siblings, a few every day. It's so interesting to learn about my parents and their times.

Life is about to change for me. I don't know yet what all I will have to drop to keep up with my new responsibilities. There may be fewer photos, but I am still very committed to the blog--a means of communication and record keeping.


sara said...

we love Up the Hill down the hill!! really fun with a large group!

Wow, sounds like you are going to be busy for a while!!! I am gearing my self up to see Jared leave on will be hard. Can you believe it is his senior year? the good news is that I will get to see you some time this year when he has his senior recital!!!

The Bug said...

I'm glad you are able to help the school in their hour of need! Love your shadow pictures. I sure hope the specialist can help alleviate Mike's pain!