I have been gone for a couple weeks. As I mentioned in previous posts I was going to move to Arizona to seek treatment at the Virginia G. Piper cancer center in Scottsdale. Well my move is complete. I am back in Arizona again after nearly a year in small town Ohio. I was pretty sad to leave Ohio and my beautiful Victorian house I had JUST moved into. Oh well, got to get this cancer off my back.
I decided to write about the journey as I went along so I am going to post my notes as I wrote them then. My family in Phoenix flew back to Ohio to drive me back. Our party consisted of 2 cars and a Uhaul truck, me, my three kids, my mother and father, my brother, and two dogs (a black Lab and a Shiatsu). Now that I have given you a mental picture here we go. I will likely break up the journey into segments so I don’t have one monster post.
Ohio: Said goodbye to Ohio on a beautiful sunny day. The last thing I did was walk through my garden and wish I could be there for harvest. I am especially proud of how my beef steak tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers are growing. I told my next door neighbor that she is welcome to all of the bounty from the garden and she and hers sons are thrilled. I have a lot more land then she does, so she does not have enough space to garden to the extent that she would like.
I have already spotted her doing some weeding around the tomatoes. I feel good knowing that the garden will be producing food for someone’s dinner table. But I can’t help but feel sad that I won’t be going out to the garden to pick a juicy tomato to eat with organic mozzarella on a hot summer day.
As I drive out of the state I seem to look for gardens all the while thinking of the one I left behind.