3600 Miles Later the Ice Goes Out on Tripp Pond

Loon couple early morning Tripp Pond . West Poland, Maine
Goose couple early morning Tripp Pond . West Poland, Maine out our front window.
Getting ourselves free took some hard decisions. Sometime it feels like if we only had some money everything would be easy. I think that is a common modern myth. We are making it with very little and the loving help of a Friendly Universe and friends and family.  We were told that because of a great exodus from California,  moving companies are basically scamers. We will wait to move our memories. 
We have been together for twelve years, but only married for one, the lesbian thing. The two of us seem to at least take turns melting down, but we still tend to take it out on each other and then feel worse. 
We said good-bye to our kids and grands at Astro Burger in Hollywood and wouldn’t you know, Jennifer Hudson was there being very nice to three old lady tourists who were pestering her during lunch. Here she is behind our grandboy, Sam and his mom. Sneaky way to take her picture.  
After one night in a really nasty motel, we arrived in Colorado and stayed with our best couple friends and then on to Denver and the welcoming home of sister Mary. A great dose of grands, sons mom and sisters then on to Michigan and another sister with warm hugs, great cookies and nostalgic photos, Finally a marathon ride into Maine arriving at our little lake house around two in the morning. 
Sister Jeanane here  filled our house with  furniture, dishes, pots and pans, a couch and blow up bed ready for us at 3 A.M. when we finally made it to West Poland, Maine.  She would give you the shirt off her back which she basically did for us. 
Dad is 91. Mom, at 89 is recovering well from a fall that broke her hip in February.She cooked lunch for us on Thursday. We drove up the driveway on Friday in a steady rain. Dad was out raking leaves in his rain jacket. Underneath it a coat and tie without which he does not leave the house. Linda at the town hall says he should be on the cover of GQ.