Wednesday December 30, 2020 Guerneville CA.
I thought today would be a good day to visit the hermit to see how he was doing and if he was still alive so once I got it going I got in my car and drove the short distance up to the closed state park.
The park is closed due to the recent forest fire making it unsafe for people because of trees that got burned and might fall at any time.
But the signs didn’t mean me. :O)
Up the hill
As I entered the hermits road his helper was just driving out after taking the hermit shopping so I stopped and chatted with him for a bit as I was hoping to catch him here as I wanted to talk about the hermit’s water system he’s been working on.
I said hi and he directed me to his living room until he had all the groceries put away which I knew at his age was going to take a long time. I knew he had to concentrate on getting it done if he wanted to get it done.
Hung out outside in the garden
I elected to go outside and hung around his yard for almost an hour.
His yard is full of reflections of life. He used to keep it up and had over six hundred rose bushes in it but now everything in the yard is old and falling apart just like him and the rest of us.
Gene’s house went the way of Gene
I walked over to where Gene’s house used to be before the forest fire. Gene died a few years before the fire burned down his house.
Old wheelbarrow reflections
I noticed it got quiet in the house so I checked and he was in the back room putting some stuff in his freezer so I opted to sit in his living room knowing he was almost done. Not much you can do with an old fart except wait and be patient, you sure can’t hurry them. :O)
I had a pleasant drive back down through the park. When I drove into my yard I could see the chickens at the gate as they wanted to get into the front yard to graze so I opened the gate and let them in and went in the house for that nap.
I had a exceptionally good visit with the hermit today, we talked about old times and how a lot of stuff just doesn’t ‘matter anymore when you get older. Things that used to be important when we were younger just are not important. Period. :O)