We didn’t leave reality, but it did shift while we were in Jackson. We still worried about bills, money, and selling artwork. We just did those things in a calm and beautiful environment. (well, the town of Jackson is hardly calm, but the outskirts can be) So coming back to Utah last week, was not our idea of a great time. We needed to come back here and regroup though, so here we are. We traveled Monday and Tuesday and arrived here Tuesday afternoon. The first thing that hit me was, it’s hot here. The second was, it’s noisy, crowded, and we don’t have great scenery where we are parked. We parked the RV at Al’s workshop, which is kinda in the country, but not really. There is a pretty steady flow of noisy traffic, dogs barking, farmers farming, you get the idea. I have hardly slept since we got back. When we got the RV situated, we went to our storage room that Al built here. We opened the door, and said…”Why the hell did we keep all this stuff, and what are we going to do with it all?” I am not easily overwhelmed, but at that moment, I was. A couple glasses of wine soon adjusted my attitude however, and we rethought everything the next day. One of the biggest things we learned this past few months is, you really don’t need a lot of stuff. So, we are plowing our way through the junk, and putting it up for sale. This has not been, nor will it ever be, an easy task. Some stuff is valuable, emotionally anyway, some is useful, and some is just “stuff”. So here we are trying to get as much done as we can before we leave again the end of October. I have some new ideas for beadwork projects, and Al is trying to think about the future of sculpting and were he is going with it all. (It’s hard to get inspired in such an uninspiring place however.) That and dejunking all at the same time, too much to do. It has been nice to restock and better organize my beads and leather though. Al has been fixing stuff in the trailer, and finishing up some projects he was working on. Seeing our family has of course been nice, and shopping at Walmart and not paying an arm and a leg for groceries is fantastic! So, I think we’ll make it until it’s time to go again. A little attitude adjustment is all we need.