Back in the USA

This post is long overdue; I’ve been adjusting to life back in the States and putting my life back together after Dad died. I worked 12-14 hours/day, 7 days a week caring for him and the huge house and garden. We got him a canine companion. I did my best to encourage Dad but in the end, he already had one foot in the grave both mentally and physically. I thought I had more time with Dad but after coming back, it became obvious that he just didn’t want to go on without Mom. Sigh….I had already had my stuff shipped to the US so going back to Taiwan was not an option. Within 3 weeks of his death, I had to find a place to live, buy a car, and find a job! I ended up in a cute cottage a mile from the house I grew up in! Amazing! I have Dad’s dog and my little conure, Neptune. I have wonderful neighbors and a full-time job. I bought a cute little Chevy – good gas mileage here is a must-have!

The biggest difference I’ve noticed between Taiwan and California is that it’s not easy or convenient to get things done here in the States. People are grumpy (probably from having to spend so much time in traffic) and often rude. I miss the night markets and “exotic” fruits and veggies. I miss the sights and sounds of the Tonghua area. I miss the tea! I miss the 24-hour bookstore. I miss my many Taiwanese friends. But life goes on….and so I’m adjusting: making new friends, getting reacquainted with old ones. And, I’ve started my own business with some of my friends! (More on that in another blog note.)Image



1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Tories Roddy
    Feb 12, 2015 @ 04:58:59

    Yea, the people here in the States are grumpy and mean sometimes. lol. I’m sorry to hear about your dad. I know its hard when you lose someone so close to you. I hope everything is Well.


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