A Broken Country · Animals · Aydan's Life · Family · homelessness

Unforeseen Threats: Thunderstorms, Wildlife and Rabies (Week Two, part Two of Two)

Into Exile

As the waters from the rain drained down the mountain, the wildlife around Fox’s camp begun to come alive, or rather make their presence known. It was early evening a few days after the rain storm when the offspring started whispering excitedly. “There’s a deer and her baby,” he whispered trying not to frighten them away. Fox, their companion and offspring watched in silent awe as the mother deer and her fawn nearly walked into their camp while feeding on the tender shorter grass that deer tend to love.

img_2417

This inspired Fox and their beloved to take a short hike around the campground once the deer had left to see if they could spot any other animals. Together they walked down the hill their camp was situated on and towards the large picnic area available for the day hikers. Sitting by the campsite registration was a single cotton tail. “Look!”…

View original post 805 more words

Advertisements
A Broken Country · Aydan's Life · Family · homelessness

Camp Set-Up – Week One

Into Exile

Getting the two tents set up wasn’t too much trouble for Fox and their companions, the first larger tent was designed to pop-up into place making the installation of the tent in the camping space rather easy. The second tent, a smaller three person one, was for the teen so he could have his own space. Fox watched and gave advice as the teen set his tent up and helped when needed. It was a good exercise for the offspring, even if they weren’t living in a state of homelessness. Knowing basic camping skills was always helpful, regardless of the situation.

Initially Fox was worried that the teen would be frightened by sleeping alone in a tent, in the middle of a forest, so the larger and smaller tent were placed next to each other. The close proximity of the two would afford the feeling of protection and safety, yet…

View original post 300 more words

Aydan's Life · community · Mental Health · Mental Illness

New York – I am in you!

It's been a while since my last post, even though I told myself that I'd write more this year. This past month has been a total whirlwind in my life; some of it good, some of it stressful, but I'm dealing with it the best that I can.  First bit of good news, we were… Continue reading New York – I am in you!

A Broken Country · Aydan's Life · community · Family · Holidays · Vehicles

No One Bothered to Stop

Driving in the winter really isn’t great fun if you living in a state that doesn’t prepare for the dangerous weather conditions in advance. This was the case Saturday evening when I was headed back to the house that my wife, two sons and I had been staying in. The misty rain that had been… Continue reading No One Bothered to Stop

Aydan's Life · community · Family · Holidays

Holidays

I have a love-hate relationship with the holidays and each year when November rolls around I am struck with this mixture of giddy depression and a longing for my childhood years before my family started breaking apart. While my family (my wife, children and I) don’t celebrate Thanksgiving now because of what it truly means,… Continue reading Holidays

Aydan's Life

Change of Scenery

Life has a funny way of taking plans, tearing them up, and then throwing them back in your face. This really seems to happen to anything that I plan. Back in June my family was supposed to move to Arkansas. I had planned for it. I even waited until school was let out to plan… Continue reading Change of Scenery