Ohai, old friend!! I hope you are well and made it through all the fires this summer. We were blessed with only a couple of smoky days here and the Roaring Canyon fire was suppressed in about 10 days. Snow covering the Pintlars so my view from the balcony is divine. Much love from this old friend, linder
Negativity I am trying to stay away from, too. Prepositions and poetry...trying to keep my head up--while trying to keep my head down. Like Murphy's law of combat? "Try to look unimportant, the enemy may be low on ammo."
You're welcome. So hard to come to grips with never seeing her again. *** (By AnOldCowhand on Aug 12, 2016 at 2:00 PM * Thank you for letting me know. I've been on the road and just learned about 30 minutes ago. My heart breaks.)
Not sure if you are on Facebook or know that our dear friend SylviaG passed @ 11am on Thursday per post from her precious hub Bryan. I just sent our friend "betskand" an email via aol...I knew you would both want to know.
No harm in trying. :-) *** (By AnOldCowhand on Aug 9, 2016 at 3:36 PM * Not that she replied the last few times I tried emailing her, but I did just send one to my old contact. We'll see. Hah! You're kidding...that's exactly what I would do. I'll exhaust my other options first, though.;-)
Kidding: send snail mail - "If you are jlandis on icanhascheezburger, please contact AnOldCowhand. Otherwise, please disregard this letter." (Yes, I realize most address are not shown.) Bryan and Sylvia were a real couple, he'll have a big hole in his life. Good thing they moved ~3 years ago to be near family. *** (By AnOldCowhand on Aug 9, 2016 at 2:47 PM * Yes, being home again would be nice. I know my kitties and my Fancy dog would love it. 'Preciate the prayers. Oh no; I totally lost track of Jane. She stopped communicating on or off of Cheez. Sylvia was the only person I knew who was close enough to her to really know what was going on and I never asked. Dammit. Just did a search and there is still a Jane Landis in Santa Monica and a number of others around the area, but I don't have any way of telling if any of them are her. Mmm...I expect Bryan is beside himself with stress and grief. When it is all over, he is going to go through a serious decompression.
You're welcome and thank you. Sleepless last few nights. Nuts about the job, saving grace would be landing something else close[r] to home. Know what you mean about surgery and process; prayers for you getting a leg up x2. btw, re jlandis: I could have sworn someone on Facebook mentioned to me several months ago that she'd passed, and I can't remember who it was. My two likely sources said "not me," so I'm starting to wonder if it's a trick of memory. Sadly, it remains a possibility. *** (I delete my messages, so for archival purposes I quote senders' messages back. By AnOldCowhand on Aug 9, 2016 at 1:43 PM The honor is mine. I started to send you a note of thanks for handling the communications with Sylvia for us, when I realized that we were not already cheezfrends. I know that what you have been doing has to be emotionally exhausting, especially now, so; Thank you. No, I haven't had the revision surgery yet...keep putting it off. I guess I've realized that I'm not anxious to go under the knife willingly. On the other hand, I am currently threatened with layoff from my job (after only 13 months) so I have started the process but it will take some time.
Hello! It's an honor. I just now checked Facebook. Bryan posted his usual pretty picture today, but nothing on Sylvia since his short post Monday morning. Have you had the corrective surgery on your leg yet?
Thanks for the info about jlandis, Sylvia is in so many ways the heart of our world here! So many of us just seem to disappear, it's sad for our friends who wonder how we are (me too- but if I go away again, I promise to leave a note) At least we all live on in Cheezland! We must always "Cherish the memories!" *hugs*