Rabbit Hole

Life on the Edge … We all spend time here, wondering if our balance will leave us … falling … into the rabbit hole. That is where I am, at the moment – balanced at the edge of the rabbit hole.

My water system collapsed. Not totally, as I had 600 gallons stored, so just rationing at the moment while we work to get it back up and running. Will take a week or two. Not a good thing at the beginning of fire season.

My dog was missing for 4 days, and returned in bad shape as you all know.

I leave for Morocco in one week on a trip that has been planned for a year.

I am behind in my work. This isn’t new, but with leaving, it is just a tad more added stress.

Oh, and the swine flu pandemic. Is this really a good time to be traveling? 

How deep is this rabbit hole, anyway?

The swine flu is on everybody’s mind. Big Sur is susceptible, as we have visitors from all over the world. It is the beginning of the tourist season. Monterey County has designated the Big Sur Health Clinic as a “sentinel” site. Which means close monitoring, although it has neither of the two treatment medicines available.

The WHO (World Health Organization) has just upgraded the level of the swine flu (H1N1 – wtf is this? We can’t call it swine flu anymore?) to one level below a full blown pandemic. A little boy in TX (visiting from Mexico) died yesterday. This is the first death in the US. My friend has been on a cruise from Florida through the Panama Canal. They stopped in Mexico, although canceled the Cabo stop due to the flu. I would imagine when it docks in San Diego tomorrow, the passengers will be checked for flu symptoms. My concern is for those people who serve the motoring public here, and have contact with literally hundreds of people a day.

As for me, my advice is: Wash your hands, often and  keep your hands away from your face.  If you can, join me in dancing around this rabbit hole we call life, and have fun … and encourage others  to do the same. What else can we do?

6 thoughts on “Rabbit Hole

  1. Yes, we do all go through this, and none of us get out of this alive. Take care of what you can and then go to Morocco. Everything will be just as it should be.

    “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”
    ~Eleanor Roosevelt

  2. I would take a bottle of Purell and masks on the Morocco trip. Remember: “Trust God, but put gas in the gas tank”! In other words, we gotta do the right things, THEN the Universe supports & helps us. Personally, I would have a hard time leaving with a pet recovering, trails opening back up to the public (I know your ‘area’ is south of the closed part, but this opening will increase traffic everywhere), water issues, behind in work, fire season approaching (already there?), swine flu rampant, etc. Make the decision that you can truly be comfortable with. You have my support in whatever that is! Home is where the heart is!

  3. Actually, Z, the traffic for me will be relieved by opening up the closed portions of the forest.

    I have thought long and hard about leaving, but I have made arrangements for Dakota to be well cared for. IF a 3d surgery is required (and I will find out the day before I leave), then she will stay at the vets. IF all goes well, she will be home with her pack and her dog sitter, with no stitches or drains.

    As to water, working on it. The ex will get it going for me while I am gone, if not before.

    Work never ceases. It will be here when I get back, as will the rabbit hole!

  4. Well, then…have a good trip! Great textiles in Morocco…and brass things…and music!

  5. Who’s taking care of Dakota while you are gone? Sorry, that’s all I can think of – Morocco sounds fabulous and I look forward to your photos! =)

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