HERE IS THE LINK for a public post on Patreon which you can read to see progress toward finishing NETHERWORLD.
It’s been almost six months since I was able to write, due to us taking our whole life apart and moving from New Jersey to California.
I was not able to continue living in a house with stairs, and the whole place was too big for just the husband and myself, as the last child is pretty solidly fledged. And taking care of a house and yard is for people who enjoy that – or need to.
With our options, we chose a retirement community in Davis which suits our needs, and where we will probably stay the rest of our lives. Shivers to say that, but people move into Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) Independent Living units with precisely that intention; advanced levels of care are available in the same building for if/when we need them, and we have the company of fascinating people, facilities for exercise and other activities, and dinner. And housekeeping. And no mowing or pruning…
You get the picture.
And we are closer to our oldest child which, since the others are geographically scattered across the whole USA, is a choice we made.
Putting a life back together takes time and effort. For one, you have to replace all your doctors! We are seriously considering not even buying a car. There is Uber and Lyft and Zipcar, we have transportation here to many things, and may decide to get bikes and store them in our parking spot.
So stop by the Patreon page and read all about me picking up the writing again (and there are a whole bunch of public [free] posts there which might interest you as well).
This move is my way of reducing a lot of the unnecessary time-wasters in my life so I can write.
Plus pools for this water baby.