Ready to Walk Away

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On Friday (March 6), Santa Ana winds came through our town of Fallbrook and a huge banyon tree fell onto our house.  The roof was damaged.  Repairs have to be made before we leave on our PCT hike.

Will breaks wrist.

Recent drama and trauma at my kid’s school has resulted in a sudden and bitter divorce, from the school.  Will and Joon have been going there for 10 years. I have been thrown into the world of homeschooling with no preparation.  I desperately need to be working on our up coming hike, but instead, I am trying to learn pre-algebra so I can teach Will.  Curriculum for science, history, math and language arts need to be implemented.   I have been busy researching alternatives for Will and Joon’s schooling next year.   It is difficult to find a school, private or non-private in the state of California, that has not taken on Common Core and does not start in early August.   I am a traditionalist, school starts after labor day and I am vehemently against Common Core!

We are in the process of refinancing our house, and Tim is working hard to get the house painted on the outside and to refinish our master bedroom shower that has been unusable for the past six years.

My dad, who has severe dementia and living in a memory care facility, has not paid taxes in years.  We have to resolve his taxes and ours before we leave on our hike.

My dad had a fall in the memory care center recently and hit his head.  He was fine, but they still took him, by ambulance, to the emergency room to make sure he was OK.  He is on medicare, but they say he has been dis-enrolled despite monthly payments being made.  The hospital says there is no record of my dad even being at the hospital however I am getting medical bills from the hospital that claim his benefits has been denied.  I received a bill for him being air lifted to the hospital.  The most maddening bill of $190, was for the use of a wheel chair plus mileage.  My dad was charged fifteen miles for wheel chair use!

My husband’s job is coming to an end very soon, and so does our health care insurance.  In the good old days that would not be a problem.  But today, hefty fines are given if even one month goes by that we are uninsured.

My Mom passed away last spring, and I really wish I could talk to her!

Tim and I have decided our starting date for our PCT hike will be April 13th.  That date cannot come soon enough.  I am ready to walk away!

One thought on “Ready to Walk Away

  1. Hi Ann,
    So excited for you guys. I can’t believe all you have been through lately!!! I am looking forward to following your adventures here. Stay safe but most of all have a great time!


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