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03/07/16 10:39 - ID#60433

A completely ordinary bad day

In the past eight months, bad days have been numerous. Not ordinary bad days, life-altering bad days.

We got married June 20, a wonderful, joyous day surrounded by people we love from near and far. A few days later as we were camping in Daniel Boone national forest, we got some amazing news that let us breathe easy and finally be able to think about our future. That evening, we swam in cave run lake as the sun set giddy with excitement and love for each other.

The next day we rolled out of our tent (a wonderful and thoughtful wedding gift from (e:libertad), (e:yesthatcasey), and Tanya) and smelled rain. We were hoping to stay there at Cave Run for a few days but we turned our phones on and checked the weather. Awww, major thunderstorms for the next four days. We packed up the whole campsite in 30 minutes, shutting the tailgate just as the first raindrops fell.

We pulled out the maps. Yes, paper maps! I had gotten them from each state visitors bureau just in case we were without service along the way, but we used them for most of the trip and it was fun. Tennessee's map was hard to find, it wasn't a separate object like all the others, it was an 11" x36" foldout in the seam of the travel guide. I suggested we go to Nashville and Dianne shrieked with delight. She had never been and wanted to go to the country music hall of fame. We started driving...

We were still in Kentucky when her mom called. She was in the hospital and the doctor had just told her that she had stage four lung cancer and had six months to live.

She died January 14.

We buried my uncle January 30.

We euthanized China Cat Sunflower Monday.

Friday, my alarm didn't go off. I couldn't find my keys. I was half an hour late for an appointment and pissed off a client. (E:Terry), (e:xandra) and I went to office depot to buy office chairs and walked out after selecting the chairs we wanted because the sales person was *that* bad.

I am grateful for a perfectly ordinary bad day. I found my keys yesterday.
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