Just walkin’…and sleepin’

H got home by lunchtime today, and we decided to go out for a walk. I could never manage the Ergo carrier H often uses for B, because adjusting it requires reaching buckles and webbing in locations behind my back and neck, and my shoulders no longer allow me those motions. I’d broken out the Kelty last week, and today we tuned it better for B and slid her in…


I find it reasonably comfortable to carry, total weight right now similar to a standard TGOC load—a little over 20 pounds.

Almost two weeks ago, on our first stroll to the park, we had discovered, only about half a block from our house, and just around a corner, this wonderful Orthodox church, which, set squarely in a residential neighborhood, manages to look simultaneously exotic and right at home…


The park is perhaps a half-mile from home (something of a trek these days, with many sidewalks impassible, and snow piled high between walks and streets). It’s a great little park, where dog owners can let well-behaved pets run free. Jasper the Wonderdog romps with abandon through the snow, usually chased by one of us and chasing in turn. Here are three of us, pre-romp…

The park’s pond is cleared and popular…



We eventually looped home. We have the second and third floors. That’s me under the eaves on the gable end…


The fresh air had done B in…


and, for a few minutes while we made tea, the Kelty saw service as a sort of crib.



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