Saturday April 9, 2022
My last blog was from Lagos, Portugal in the Spring of 2020; just before we came back home from Portugal when the pandemic was declared by the WHO. Like the rest of the world, Glenda and I have struggled to get through the past two years, masking, distancing, getting vaccinated, and all the rest. I have published two books since then — “Mary Jane” and “The Case of the Old Man with the Hat”. I am currently working on a novel whose title will be “2066”.Last year was a big year for me. I bought a new boat– A Coastal Vokey 198wt and a truck to tow her. We had a great year in Trouty during the 2021 season with fishing and gardening and hiking and the like. Struck up a friendship with Captain Kris Drodge. Most of my cod fishing was with him. He’s doing a fantastic job renovating an old home in Trinity, called the Anchorage.
Gerald and Barbara Spurrell our neighbours in Trouty continue to be a good friends and make our lives so much better with all their help.
Also I switched my shed over to be a pottery studio for Glenda, all fitted with a brand new kiln. She has gotten back in to pottery and she is loving it and does absolutely great work in my opinion and the opinion of many people who see and buy her pottery. Its available in the summer at the Giftshop at Dock Marina in Trinity and also at the Yurt Giftshop in Port Rexton. Should have her pottery in both those places again this coming season.
That’s all very nice but I have some bad news to report as well. In February this year I was diagnosed with lymphoma and I have started chemotherapy. It’s going to be 6 cycles of chemo, each being 3 weeks long. So from now until August I’ll be immunocompromised and having to isolate even more than before. Last thing I need now is to catch Covid. I am hoping I can continue writing but I have some bad days when thinking is difficult let alone writing.
I am hoping to get out to Trouty for periods of time this spring and summer in between the chemo sessions. I’ll post from there at times and I also hope to get some writing done.