Moved on to the next adventure

Hi readers.    It’s been a longish while.   So much has changed in my life I’m not even certain I’m the same man who wrote all those other entries ……   Chickens?   We don’t got no cheekens.

I’m living these days in Leavenworth, Kansas.    The house I live in is just to the left of that lake you see in the photo.    Been here just over a year living on the Leavenworth VA campus.    I’m in an apartment, one of four, in an old 1890s vintage house built for the staff serving the original VA hospital here.

The lake, interestingly, was dug by old veterans of the late 1800s for the clay used to make bricks for the hospital when it was going up.

The bricks the house is built of are from the same clay pit now named Lake Jeanette.

I suppose I’m likely to tell you a lot more about Leavenworth, Kansas and this aging VA campus over time.    But for now I just want to break the ice and say, maybe I’m back for a while.

Thanks for coming along.

Old Jules

 

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35 responses to “Moved on to the next adventure

  1. Good to hear from you again…..look forward to hearing more.

  2. Great to see you are back in the blogosphere, Jules. Jeanne has kept us up to date which has been good but there’s nothing like the real think.

  3. What a great news, hearing from you, Jack. You’ve been sorely missed, and I feel much better about this year already, knowing that we’ll get some of your wit and unvarnished honesty to help us along. It’s been bleak, I don’t have to tell you, and at times, we all have thought that we couldn’t take it anymore. But the fact that you’re coming back to the fray shows that there’s hope. Thank you so much; I’m looking forward to you next post. Cheers

    • Thanks Wesley. I’ve no idea whether I can still write anything worth reading but I’m going to take a shot at it. I appreciate all your kind words. Gracias, Jules.

  4. Glad to see you are back—-missed your commentary and stories.

    • Thanks Tom. I’ll just have to see how it goes. My life isn’t so loaded with the absurd and unusual as it once was, but the entire country has made up for it I think. I’m looking forward to trying to find a perspective worth a pause to read. Gracias, Jules

  5. Great to see you back in the blogosphere again, Jules. Jeanne has kept us up to date for which I for one am very grateful. So looking forward to more words of wisdom.

  6. Jules! Very glad to see you’re back. For the 20 seconds it took for this old computer to load your post I feared, from the title, that I was going to read about your demise from Jeanne. Nice new digs by the way.
    Jack

    • Thanks Jack. I tend to think the demise thing will be another adventure, but I’m willing to settle for this one for the time being. Obliged to you for the visit and kind words. Jules

  7. I am with every one else, glad you are back posting your blog. I am older than you and live a boring life which reflects in my blog postings, but am too stubborn to quit. I do skip a lot of days, which reminds me , I need to make a new post, it has been several days.

    • Hi Dick. I’ll take your word you’re older than me. Fact is there are some folks out there who are…. no denying it. I hope all’s well with you….. glad you are still dong the blog. Thanks for the kind words, hang in there, and let’s both plan on getting old enough so’s the blog goes before we do. Gracias, Jules

  8. I did a double-take when I saw your blog notification in the email today. I look forward to reading your contributions again.

  9. Welcome back! Liked the story of the old veterans digging up the clay to make the bricks and the lake. You always tell good stories.

  10. Wow! A nice surprise to see you here in the blue nowhere again. Stay well.

  11. So good to hear from you again! Had been missing you!
    Take best of care, and a (belated) Happy New Year to you,
    Pit

  12. Your reappearance in my blog feed is definitely one of the early highlights of 2018. Glad you’re back and I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts. Take care, Jules.

  13. It’s good to know you’re still in the world of the living. I’m glad I never deleted your blog from my “Follow” list.

  14. good to hear from you after all this time. stay healthy keep poking fun.

  15. Hi sir!!
    Great to have you back. I thought you were a goner… I’ve been losing more friends and acquaintances than I care to think about (lately), so I’m glad to hear you haven’t actually “moved on to the next adventure”. (At least in the way I’d feared you had.)

    I’m looking forward to more of your stories / posts.

    Live long and prosper!
    Kevin

    • Thank you Kevin. I’m glad both of us are still around. Those who didn’t make it this long would have probably had some captivating tales to tell, but that’s just the way it goes, I reckons. I’d rather it was me still kicking than them, everything else being equal. Glad you are here. Gracias, Old Jules

      • LOL!! I guess I was closer to parting this mortal coil than you. I had to go to the ER back in Nov.’17 to get a kick-start (electro-cardiac inversion). It seems to have worked (so far at least).

        Damn if it don’t sound cold back there in KS. Is it colder there than in TX?

        • I was evidently close enough to satisfy most usual purposes. The medicos couldn’t figer out why I was alive at all….. 10% ejection factor on the ticker. But up here they put in a defibrillator and it’s gradually improved so’s I’m 15-20%. I count myself a fairly healthy man, everything else being equal. Yeah, Kansas tends to be a bit colder than Central Texas or South Texas…. even the bootheel. I don’t think it’s colder than the panhandle, and not as hot as any of it in the summer. But mostly these Kansans think the weather’s dry when it’s still fairly wet by Texas standards.

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