I apologize to my reader(s) for the lack of posts since arriving in Detroit in the spring. Let me be perfectly honest - less is happening in Detroit that I think is blogworthy.
We have spent time with our family, friends, even made new friends.
Our son David got engaged to a wonderful young woman, Jen Seader. Then he promptly lost his job, and is working hard to find a new one.
Our daughter Tracey, living in Boulder, Colorado, is pregnant with her first child, and is due at the end of February.
Our other daughter, Lisa, is expecting her second child at the end of February. Two children - an infant and a two year old will certainly keep her busy!
Linda has surgery in August and had a long, difficult recovery. However, she is doing well now and is looking forward to returning to San Miguel.
In October, after a difficult year, Linda's mother, Helen Sherman, died. Helen was a wonderful woman and great mother-in-law. She always had a smile on her face.
Last week we celebrated Thanksgiving at our home with 18 family members and friends. I was (as usual) responsible for the turkeys. I roasted one turkey, and barbecued two turkey breasts, which had been marinated in my famous (and highly secret) sauce. The marinade is achiote based, and includes orange juice, soy sauce, cider vinegar, peppers, and lots more. The table was lovely and the food superb. If I do say so myself, this year's variation on the barbecued turkey was the best yet.
Due to some or all of the above, our return to San Miguel has been delayed. We expect (hope) to leave tomorrow, December 5, meaning that I will celebrate my 60th birthday (December 6) on the road. Perfectly appropriate and acceptable, as far as I am concerned.
I am looking forward to seeing our San Miguel friends, riding my motorcycle and writing more blog entries. Stay tuned!
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