So that was an experience. As I wrote earlier this week, Liz and I, along with Méabh and Hannah, drove up to Ballybay in Co. Monaghan on Tuesday, to take part in letting the land. Well, that is what Liz and I went up for…Hannah and Méabh just wanted to play with the puppies that live on the property (see the video below)
We had decided in the spring to move from Ithaca to Trumansburg to get our kids in a different school district. Although it had been 2 plus years since the attack on our one daughter had taken place, it was clear she needed a new start in a new place.
One of the common questions we hear is "What does life in Ireland look like for us?" I thought I'd write out a brief preview of the week ahead for us, as well as a brief recap on the past weekend, and hopefully give you a glimpse. When I was on a missions trip to the Philippines in the early 1990's the US missionary there took a few of us out as he ran his errands for the day (such as acquiring fresh drinking water). While we were out he said, "We spend half our day just doing things we need to survive". Thankfully high quality water is piped right into our home here in Dublin, but I thought it'd be good to give you a picture of what a "week in the life," looks like.
Limbo. While I'm trying to help out with some house cleaning type stuff here at the Ithaca Vineyard...I won't really be taking on anymore projects. Even today a future Cornell student called about coming for a visit next week, and even that is beyond my tenure. Weird...sad... At the same time, we are excited about the next big step we have in front of us.