It took a bit longer to get back to civilization than I had initially planned. Nevertheless, here I am. Back to the world of electricity, hot and cold running water (fabulous invention, BTW), an always-on internet connection, and (woah-now!) flushing toilets! Woo-Hoo!!
The first thing I did when I got to town was burn my socks. Then I took three showers in a row and scrubbed my rather rough, over tanned, under-washed skin just about raw. Then I went to the NC Seafood Market and had a big ‘ole scrum of fried shrimp (there is no Calabash in the Midwest.) The next day I headed downtown to Clyde Cooper’s and had some outstanding pulled pig. I’ve been to the beach. I’ve ravaged breakfast at Bojangle’s. And I have absolutely reveled in the beautiful, predictable, weather we’ve had since I returned.
These are the things that make North Carolina home. Nowhere else in the country (the world) is quite as pleasing and comfortable as home and I missed it something awful. I was an alien in the Midwest.
But enough about me and my deprivations in the hinterlands of rural southern Indiana. I’m back. And so it’s back to work. I have a load of work to do on the books (yes, “books”; it’s two books now, instead of just one.) Also a lot to do on the family history in general. And I need to get a job in order to finance my return to civilization.
If you know anyone who wants to hire an over-read, under-fed, former drop-out homesteader, beekeeping, book collector – send ’em my way. I’m not picky and have no ambitions. I just need a few bucks to keep gas in my car and the cell-phone turned on. My needs are simple.
Let me get my head about me and I’ll be back to the fun and games of building this site up, very soon.