Here we are closing out another year and prepping for the new one. We walk our dogs around the Stones River National Battlefield a few miles from our middle Tennessee home. I knew nothing of this bloody Civil War battle until we moved here in 2017. On our walks we frequently see markers like the one in the image above. These fixed points of reference can be found in various points around the National Battlefield.
These markers have stuck in my mind lately, as I reflect upon personal markers across the years. We all have an inventory of life moments locked away in the grey matter. Some of those are markers for change or reassessment. My August heart attack episode was my latest marker. It pushed me to become more active and aware of my diet.
It is time for a new personal marker as we pack up for a move to a new city. Our Tennessee time has been memorable and we will miss the many friends we met over the last five years. But our kids and grand-kids are several states away, and we miss them dearly. It all comes down to family for many of us.
As you read this, we have moved into a short term rental in metro Philadelphia. We are diligently searching to purchase a sweet basement hobby space that includes adequate living facilities above. I’ll keep you updated on that progress.
In the meantime, the blog will be quiet during our transition north. I’m looking forward to new hobby adventures much, much closer to our kids and grand-kids. It will be a joy to hear the young’uns call me Choo-Choo more frequently.
I wish you all a wonderful holiday season.
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