Pat and Jim's house.
3rd March; 2000
Thanks so much for staying in touch. I have been
working for a straight month and just been really busy. I'm not
complaining at all.... I'm so glad to have the work. I need to keep
How are you doing? Thanks so much for the wonderful
write-up on your web page. I will try to get some pictures to you as
soon as I get some free time.
It's been more than a year now and
I am just now feeling I can start making some decisions again about
my life. When they say you should wait a year they should really say
two or three.
Financially, I go day by day. I'm sure you know the
feeling. I will be 51 on March the 31st, and just can't believe I am
a widow!. Seems like I should wake up from this really bad dream.
Does this feeling ever go away?
I plan to stay in my home if I
can keep on working and I don't break an arm or something. It's a
wonderful rustic home that sits right against a game refuge. Lots of
forest and no real neighbours. My nearest neighbour is at least half
a mile away. We can see each others houses but have our own privacy.
I raise little tiny pet pigs called "Royal Dandies" I created the
breed and I have sold only one breeding pair. So there are only two
breeders in the whole wide world. I have an English Bulldog named
Winston and some Bengal cats that I raise.
I have lots of
pictures of Jim with all the "critters". He really enjoyed them. I
better get back to work now.
Jim and mini-mare
1st April; 2000
It's so good to hear from you!
I have no excuse for
not writing sooner except that I have been keeping real busy. My
kids moved out into their own apartment and I've been really getting
into the corners and closets trying to get this house back into
Yes, I got your address. I now have my scanner working so
I can send some pictures via e-mail.
I wanted you to see our
house and some pictures of Jim and our family. I am feeling a little
better now. When they say "time will heal" I guess they are right.
It's been over a year and I am starting to get my sense of humour
back a little. I actually visited with Jim's mom the other day
I am alone in this house for the very first time
too. My emotions run from how beautiful it is here and how lucky I
am, to a deep sadness that everywhere I look I can still see Jim and
wish deeply that he was back here with me.
Enough of that! Today
is my 51 birthday. My daughter is working for me so I get a whole
day off! It is sun shining out and is just beautiful. I plan to get
outside and get my fountains going today. I have my computer by the
window so I can look out over the meadows.
How is everything with
you? I have been showing your web site to everyone. You have done
such a great job. I am working on a similar one and want to link to
you when I am done if that is OK.
I hear my animals beckoning to
me for their morning meal. I will send pictures.