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Home is Where the Heart Is

As I mentioned in the first post in this series, the main reason for this trip was to visit with an ailing parent, a niece, grand-nephew and son and daughter-in-law. Without going into the details, our short time was fraught with many emotions. The home referred to is not any particular place, but just any place where you may happen to be at the moment.

Home is Where the Heart is ©

Home is where the heart is or at least a part thereof,

sure, there’s trials and tribulations, but there’s also love.

Covid’s kept us all apart, for far too many days,

so long without a handshake, hug, smile or loving gaze.

A long and tiring drive was surely worth the bother,

after all’s said and done, we only have each other.

The home in this case, was Fada’s.

Fada gives us the tour
Cool evening shade
Me with my glow in the dark hair style.
Celebrating family time
My turn to be in the picture

Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

30 thoughts on “Home is Where the Heart Is

    1. Thank you. Yes, sometimes, you just have to go for it and take what comes. I hear you on the TCK part. I am sure there are many people you would like to see. Stay well. Allan


      1. Yes, it’s true. Sometimes it’s not the place I miss, it’s the people. I felt especially guilty leaving my friends and family behind in a toxic country last year because they either don’t get it, or they aren’t ready to emigrate yet. As my Mum said, people need to reach their own conclusions about the US. No one can do it for them. It only helps a little though

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    1. Thanks Blanca. Hope you and your family are all well. It is a difficult time for a lot of families, I am sure. If they can see each other, there are hesitancies about getting too close or there are disagreements between those who believe and those who do not. I just hope the world gets back to a calmer place again soon. Thanks so much for reading and commenting. Allan

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    1. Thanks Leighton. Hope your trip works out well for you. We will be on another mission of family discovery before year’s end as well. This time a bit longer. Thanks for reading. Stay well. Allan

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  1. They’re the ones who have your back when you need support; they’re the ones who cheer you on as you’re celebrating life‘s successes; and they’re the ones who laugh with you (and only occasionally at you) during your silliest slip-ups. 🙂 Family is not an important thing. It’s everything

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  2. As a NOT well-traveled individual, Home is one area in particular. But I can say that after 26 years here, that I have two homes. Home is definitely where the memories and attachments are for sure. I hope your visit was more good than bad.

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