Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Family Post: Good News, Bad News, Good News, Bad News, and Good News

Life has been busy and hectic with no end in sight. Thought I'd let you know what's going on.

This is my brother Mark. The good news is he came out here to live with us two years ago after a health crisis, got back on his feet again, and moved into his own place.

The bad news is he had another crisis at the beginning of October and almost went over the rainbow. He was on life support for two and a half days.

The good news is that while doctors were telling us to prepare to make end-of-life decisions, he woke up, pulled the breathing tube out, and began to make a recovery. This week he moved into a big house in town where he will have the supervision he needs.

The bad news is that while all this was going on we were tumbling down the rabbit hole of buying a house. After many delays we have about a five day window between when we can get into the new place and when we need to be out of the old place. So we'll be moving somehow over the next weekend. And on Friday the first real cold and snow of the season is supposed to be rolling in.

But the good news is we have many friends and neighbors who are ready and willing to lend their trucks and muscle to get us moved, and it's a very nice house--and it's on the river, a mile or so upstream of the bridge.

As soon as I can get to it I'll let you know how it all goes. Meanwhile, I hope those of you who can will catch a few fish for me.


  1. Jim- I have been impressed before by your commitment to family. The post only emphasizes it. No wonder there are plenty of folks willing to help you. The rainbow shot is exquisite. A home on the river! Only fitting, for Homewaters: A flyfishing life. Congatulations. Best wishes to you and your family.

  2. I hope things level out for you all soon. And I'd say a house on a river is a very very good thing indeed...

  3. Scott, Erin: Thanks to you both. Much appreciated. Really appreciate my online friends, too.

  4. A home on the river, how good is that. Let's see some pictures when you get settled.

  5. Hope things settle down for you and you can get back to some normalcy before too long. Looking forward to that next fishing report....