Maybe, eyes shall see a path from the lake house
I lied. Not intentionally. But, I said there would be no house at a lake for me this autumn. That was Friday, after I had decided against one I had looked at in the afternoon. Saturday evening, I spotted another one for lease for the winter. I wrote an email: "Do you want to make some money during September and, maybe, October. If so, rent it to me, and you have two months to find a winter renter and guaranteed cash in the meanwhile." He went for it. Most people do, when a few dollars are at work.
As for me, at the risk of being labeled indecisive, Sunday afternoon I rented this house by a lake in southern Minnesota. I now have it leased through the end of October and, in all likelihood, will be there for the duration.
It is as I said a few days ago. Neither my heart nor my mind is in the mood for traveling right now. Four months ago, I had hopes and expectations that, by the end of August, I would have a plan. Now, I am hoping that this will be the case by the end of October.
This will be the fifth apartment, townhouse or house I have lived in this year, and since November and December will come around after my lease here expires, who can say how many will form the year-end total?
One negative feature about my new, temporary home is that neither cable television (it does have a dish antenna) nor cable, high-speed internet is available. Therefore, I am going to be aground and unable to sail upon the sea of blogs for at least a few days, which probably is a good thing for me.
Neither is there a landline telephone. I am thinking about having one installed for these two months and utilizing either the old-style landline modem or DSL. If anyone has any suggestions or comments or thoughts about these techniques, or some specific form of WiFi system, I would appreciate hearing them.
Add to this that I have not found the time to sit down with my recently-acquired Blackberry to learn how to utilize email with it. I suppose I should move that toward the top of my to-do list. It seems I am fated to revisit life and times as it existed in the stone age of communications -- a mere thirty years ago.
Finally, I suppose I might as well say it. Most importantly, the house will have no woman within it.
Anyway, sometime around 9:30 a.m. Central Daylight Time, USA, on Tuesday, August 31, 2010, I expect to become invisible for a day or two or more. Perhaps, all eyes shall see all things by the time September and October have come and gone.