Currently living/working in: transitioning from one caretaking gig to another!!! I know, I know, you are getting dizzy trying to keep up with us. We finished up our season in Maine and are in route to a 2-month (possibly longer) stint to watch a small, private, residential island somewhere off the coast in New England. Location will remain undisclosed to protect the privacy of the island (if we’ve told you the name, please don’t announce it). Oh, and we will still be off the grid, but we have cell service!
Current mood: fluctuating between stressed and calm as a clam
Currently thankful for: Good friends and family who clear their schedules at last minute to make time for us and take us in
Currently proud of: Last month, I boasted of my first online Backpacker article. Well, my first PRINT article came out in the October issue!! Check your newsstands if you don’t believe me … oh, and while you are at it, buy a copy or 10.
Currently excited about: being able to witness New England’s spectacular fall season … it’s been a long time since we’ve seen it!
Currently not excited about: shopping for a new pair of jeans … I hate clothes shopping, but it is time to throw out the pair of jeans I bought in 2009 and shelve the pair handed down to me in 2012 (this is how I get most of my clothing).
Currently worried about: other’s people’s motives
Currently regretting: Not getting to paddle the West Branch of the Penobscot River while we were up in the North Maine Woods. The Penobscot is a very popular Maine river to paddle and it dumps into Chesuncook Lake. We really, really, really wanted to do an overnighter on the Penobscot, however, we couldn’t make it happen when we were up there.
Currently amazed by: Our tires. Now we can say it. No flat tires from driving all summer in the North Maine Woods!
Current confession: I never realized this in the past, but I (we) place a lot of value on simple phrases, like “good morning,” “goodbye” and “thank you.” As such, it is something we, ourselves, will continue to work on.
Currently reading: In between books, but just ordered 6 new books with an Amazon gift card from my MIL! We will have plenty of reading time on the island and we will be doing a full book recap in due time.
Current guilty pleasure: football! Now that we are back to the grid temporarily, J can enjoy a few football games!
Currently watching on Netflix: Not sure yet if the island has the Internet capacity for it, but we still have our book of DVDs if not!