The Highest Highs, the Lowest Lows

November 05, 2018

I know you’re waiting to hear about France, and I’m eager to share—my three weeks there were some of the most interesting and exciting of my life. But first I have to share some sad news from my family in California. Shortly after I returned home, my father was hospitalized, and he passed away last week. His health has been declining for some time, but it still took us by surprise. The memorial service is set for later in the month, partly to allow me to have a little time at home before I have to fly out again.

Last week was tough in other ways. I got sick two days after getting home, and I moved Tank to his new barn where he’s still adjusting to his surroundings. I’m finally feeling better, and I hope to get back to working on my trip journal, photos, and sketchbook this week. Thank you for your patience understanding while I put myself back together.


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  1. Dear Kathy I am so sorry friend about your Dad's passing. Will certainly be "looking up" for you and your family. Take care - Hugs

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. I appreciate your kind thoughts.

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  2. Dear Kathy, I am so sorry about your dad. It is so hard to lose a parent. I will be thinking of you during this difficult time and wishing you well.

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    1. Thanks, Cheryl. I appreciate your caring thoughts.

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  3. Dear Kathy,
    I send all my condolences to you at this sad time...I understand...I am so sorry...

    Many people seem to get sick after a trip to Europe...I suspect being in an airplane has something to do with it...

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    1. Thank you, Rita. I appreciate your kind thoughts. I'm almost positive I picked up my illness on the plane, but fortunately I'm almost completely over it. Just in time to get on another plane on Friday!

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