Find a penny
Pick it up;
all the day
you’ll have good luck.
That photo at the top is the penny I found on this morning’s stroll. And it is definitely a good day, as you’ll see if you read to the bottom of the report.
Over the last week, I’ve been hiking around the town of Brewster a fair amount. I discovered a back way out of the campground onto some conservation land and a loop trail, which led me to this community garden. Some lovely flowers and veggies in there, but no photos because it’s locked up tight unless a gardener is around. So I took this one by sticking my camera through the fence, mostly because I wanted to get that cloud formation and the wooden shed in the same shot.
I enjoyed walking to two different beaches, but both were small at high tide, surrounded on left and right by the dreaded private beaches. Nothing makes me appreciate my native state of California’s fight for coastal access than a sign that says “Private Beach.”
Although my left hand is getting more flexible and stronger, it wasn’t quite strong enough to loosen the wingnut on my trailer wheels yesterday, and that thing needed to come off before I could move sites. So a huge thanks to my next door neighbors, Dave and Jane, for their support; Dave got down on the ground with vise grips to get the wingnut off. First time it’s has ever stuck on me, and it was frustrating to not have the hand strength (yet) to loosen it myself. Soon… but till then, good neighbors are appreciated much more than usual!
A short drive later (literally, 45 minutes!) and I was at my new site in Sandwich. It’s a very rocky little site, so it took me a while to figure out leveling, and it took all my leveling blocks. I was glad I put the awning up too, because the “light rain” predicted overnight turned into a downpour about 2AM.
Right now, though, the winds have chased off the rain clouds and I’m enjoying the sunlight hitting the solar panels and giving the battery a boost. I’m on battery power and propane for the week, so solar is good. I’m testing out my new bigger battery to see how it does under shade trees and partial sun.
And finally, the good news hinted at by the penny. After a week of waiting, the pathology report came back with both of the polyps found during my colonoscopy testing negative for cancer. After all the weird stuff that’s happened this year, I didn’t know what to think the outcome was going to be, so the week became a lesson in (yet again) patience and not overthinking situations that haven’t happened yet. I will have another colonoscopy in 3 years because both polyps were over the size threshold that triggers a smaller timeframe between exams, and you better believe I’ll be on time for that one.
You are afraid of losing your balance. But change need not unbalance you; life’s not a static object after all. It’s a process. There’s no holding still.
Ursula K. LeGuin (The Lathe of Heaven)