Well, here we are again. I started blogging back around 2005 and this is my third or fourth “re-birth” of my blog. In this instance, all the old posts are gone and I’m 100% beginning again.
When people ask me where is “home” it’s usually wherever I am but always (in my mind) somewhere in the Southwest — currently, Placitas, New Mexico. It’s a tiny, rural (bedroom community) village about 15 miles north of Albuquerque.
I moved here after 11 years in the Denver area to help care for my aging father who was moved from Lake Placid Florida after his heart attack/bypass in 7/2017 and my mom’s death in 8/2017.
I call myself “semi-retired” because I care for my dad full time and mostly build websites on the side (Kendall Media Group) as I have time and opportunity. Prior to that I was in the IT field for a large part of my adult life, and “retired” from being VP of IT for an international shipping and printing franchise based in Denver Colorado.
I am divorced, single… whatever you want to call it and have two great grown up kids (and an amazing daughter-in-law) as well as two grand animals – my son (and daughter-in-law) lives in Brooklyn NY and my daughter in Denver CO (with her amazing boyfriend).
Last month former classmates and I celebrated the 40th anniversary of our high school graduation. At that event, and in the process of preparing for that event, I discovered many of my classmates are going through the same transition and challenge of caring for our adult parents. That is a big part of the driving factor for re-birthing my blog… I hope to capture some of the stories and things I learn along the way caring for my aging father in hopes of encouraging and perhaps helping others who like me have made the transition for the cared for child to the parent’s caregiver.
Life has been good to me. Thanks for playing along!