Sorry for not updating the blog sooner after the results of my doctors appointment last week.
The news is that I am healing normally, and medically cleared to return to Niger as long as I stay in the USA for an additional two weeks past my allowed 45 day medical leave.
So now I need to see if I can wrangle with the PC to allow me to stay an extra two weeks using my vacation time. If not, I will be medically seperated from the PC and my life long dream of living in the bush will be prematurely terminated.
It seems nothing ever comes with out a hitch or little bend out of the way to get to where I am going, but what can one do, its part of wayfaring.
The doctor was a really cool guy and part of the medical team that worked on Christopher Reeves so it seems I am in pretty good hands. Its not just anyone who is allowed to work on superman I guess.
I know, Reeves, not me. ;-)
Cat' and I hosted our friend Alexandra last week, (we were all in PC Niger together) it was really a treat to have her come up and stay a couple days. And this week I am meeting her parents for the first time over the patriotic weekend, so thaaaaats going to be cool.
President Bush is coming to C'ville this weekend for the 4th, I'll try not to let it ruin my positive opinion of Charlottesville.
Today I invested in a annual pass for the Shenandoah National Forest it was a great investment, and couldn't come at a better time. I haven't started fully functioning yet and am going crazy from being couped up in an apartment full time.
I really start getting testy if not able to lose myself in Nature, so I stole cathy's car and drove the skyline ridge and found a nice little rock outcropping about 3500 feet looking over a spectacular view and played mandolin and watch some hawks circle and play in the sky.
I love this world, green and lush, or brown and dusty, my place is where ever my feet fall in front of me.
Okay that's about it