It looks like I’ve disappeared for the last five months. Time sure flies when your life has been turned upside down. As you can see from the the title of this post, Al and I are now back in Spokane.
After my work injury to my right leg (ankle broke, stripped tendons & broken upper leg) I ended up having to leave the job in July. I am still having issues. I was depressed most of the year recovering from that accident. Along with losing my job, our income level has decreased. The housing in Vancouver, WA is out of control and we could no longer afford even the cheaper apartment we moved to. At the beginning of October, my brother, Bob, offered us his upstairs bedroom until we could get back on our feet. We used this time to save some money to get moved up to Spokane, where our son and grandchildren are AND the rent is so much cheaper. We are paying much less for our apartment, and everything else for that matter. It all helps.
Due to the move here and our change in our circumstances, I have had to move DWLZ and the Message Board, to a much cheaper server in order to keep it online. Please know we will do everything we can to keep it online and available to all who need it and have found a home here. If you would like to help support this effort, please visit my Support page. Thank you. I would like to thank all of you who have already sent in your support. It is very much appreciated.
I am hoping to get back to updating my website and continuing to convert the restaurants nutritional info to Smart Points, while keeping the Points+ and Winning Points.
It’s time to get back on my wight loss journey. I have been pulling back on my food intake and am slowly losing a bit of weight. It’s time to kick it into high gear and getting back to tracking and getting some exercise in. I have no excuse in the exercise department. We have a gym here at the apartments which have ellipticals and treadmills that I can use at no charge. Our snow is finally melting and hopefully Spring is just around the corner. Now to get moving.
Al and I are having a wonderful time getting reacquainted with our grandchildren. It’s so nice being in the same town as them. Emily has already had a sleepover and let me tell you, that girl has stolen Grandpas heart (and mine too). Jake is so much like my LeRoy was as a baby. He looks a lot like him and it seems everything he does brings back fond memories. Some of you will recognize Multnomah Falls behind LeRoy and the kids.
Above – Jake and Emily ~ December 2016
Left – LeRoy, Jake & Emily at Multnomah Falls, Oregon
I want to personally thank you all for standing by me during all my life changes throughout the years. Life has thrown Al and I a few punches but you’ve always been by my side supporting me. I cannot even begin to tell you how much that means to me. Leaving you with my New Years resolution.
Here’s to a great 2017! Let’s make it a good year.