Then I learned that my good friend was medivaced from China back to the USA. I finally caught up with her when she was home from hospital. Then started the next chapter keeping me away from my computer work.
There was going to be a cruise and would I please come over and accompany her? Well, SKYPE is one thing, but actually seeing the person and how they are, well, that is all different. As a result, well, I spent the following month of July in California. It was difficult to see a good friend so ill, and then, when the doctor would not give permission for her to go on the cruise, well I went with the rest of the family and some friends, some 177 people.
The cruise was great, but it was sad not having my friend to enjoy it with. She and her husband stayed in California. The time before and after the cruise we did get to be together when she was well enough to manage. and it made the 16 hour flight home all the heavier, leaving her behind. There is no knowing whether we will be able to see each other again in the flesh this side of eternity.
Well, back in our Melbourne winter, getting over the long trip and keeping up with doctor's appointments, has kept me busy, very busy. But I must discipline myself to get on here more frequently regardless of other circumstances.
I have some plans in mind, but do not have them clarified yet. That will change the blog somewhat.