Pages are flying by my eyes every evening, some quickly, some slowly. For quick reading I discovered a clay related mystery writer, Melissa Glazer and I just read, A Murderous Glaze. Sometimes it's nice to read a book that doesn't require much brain power late in the evening.
At the thrift store I picked up a copy of Howard Ruff's 1979 book, How to Prosper During the Coming Bad Years. Little did Ruff know about today's hard times in our country, or perhaps he did, as history does repeat itself. This book is pertinent to today, but I found out he has a couple of recent books out which I have on request at the library.
Another book I found is Windhorse Woman by Lynn V. Andrews. I bet Tracey's daughter, Wesley, would like this book. Windhorse Woman is about one woman's search and education in mysticism. I understand Andrews had a first book, but I happened to get this one at the thrift store, so I'm starting in the middle of her story.
We're also doing research on where to ultimately settle down. Some of the books we are reading are focused on retirement, but the information is very helpful even if you aren't quite ready to retire. The several Gary and I are both reading are Retirement Places Rated, Retire in Style, 60 Outstanding Places Across the US and Canada, and America's 100 Best Places. Some of the categories researched in these books are Landscape, Climate, Quality of Life, Cost of Living, Transportation, Retail Services, Health Care, Community Services, Cultural and Educational Services, Recreational Activities, Work and Volunteer Activities, and Crime Rates and Public Safety.
Our preliminary reading has led us to research the states of Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina further. We plan on leaving California in about a month, once we get organized and do a few repairs, banking and other business taken sorted out. Depending upon the weather we will either take Interstate 40 or the southern route of Interstate 10 if the cold weather hits. Judging from the blizzards in Colorado this week, the winter may be colder earlier this year so we shall see. We really want to stop in Santa Fe as we love that city and several others along the way.
Hopefully next post I can tell you about two characters we've seen briefly in the RV (recreational vehicle) park we are staying. One is Bird Man and the other is Cat Lady, thankfully they aren't neighbors. All my bisque didn't fit in one load, so I will glaze next week and hope to have something to show you then. Stay tuned for more about our travel plans.