Ralph’s accident at the end of July that resulted in a TBI has taken up a lot of my time lately. I haven’t been able to keep up with other things as thoroughly as I would like. I finally have him seeing a neurologist with the VA in Palo Alto. His CT scans from Sierra Vista are up here now, he had new ones taken on Thursday and Friday, and he is scheduled for a return to the neurology clinic on 11/2. The brain bleed is worse than I was led to believe back in August, but I got him into the VA system for this injury as fast as I could. Because he can’t drive, and I can’t/won’t drive his motorhome, we are now staying in motels and/or hotels for the time being while all of this is sorted out. One of the hotels we have stayed in provides a degree of serenity in the midst of the chaos of the city — a connection with nature I crave. It even has redwood trees. I truly appreciate it at times like this. Bear with me as I navigate this new territory and take you along with me.