Apache Junction, AZ High 87 Low 53
Jim left this morning and is in Grants, NM tonight. He is going hunting with his oldest son, Steve.
It has been probably 20 years since they have been hunting together and I’m not sure which one is more excited. Jim got a mule deer tag and Steve has a turkey and some other tags. I’m really hoping they fill their tags because that will put meat on Steve and Jen’s table for the winter. (No – not on ours because I do not care for venison.)
This is going to be hard for me because you might remember that Jim’s best friend, Bill, was out hunting with his son last year and died in his son’s arms of a heart attack. I have lectured both Jim and Steve over and over again about the fact that Jim has gotten a lot older and has had several health issues. Hard for Jim to accept and I think Steve still thinks of his Dad as being someone who can conquer mountains.
Everyone here is taking very good care of me. Toni and Doug fed me a fantastic roast chicken dinner with potatoes, carrots, stuffing, green beans, gravy and apple cobbler. It was fantastic.
I know that if I need anything, all I have to do is ask and my neighbors will take care of it for me. They’ll even taken me to the store if I should happen to run out of food (which truly is not going to happen).
The girls don’t understand why Dad hasn’t come home. Every pickup that goes by has them running to the door.