Day 4: A story in a single image :
This looks like an attic window.
I didn’t even check today’s assignment until I started this post around 2 PM.
My initial reaction though was : I saw windows that I look out every day.
I sit all day, most days, looking out of the windows in the screened in porch.
It’s a beautiful room.
There are 4 huge windows that let me see the front yard, the bunkhouse, both sides of the house and 3 different cow pastures. If I look outside of this room, I can see the French Doors and light coming in. Further on I can see the kitchen and the back door and the leaves from the trees outside.
It’s a beautiful place to be.
Looking out these windows I see the activities going on throughout the days .
I enjoy watching the turkey’s.
I love seeing the deer.
Listening to the birds.
I love watching the sun come up in the mornings and watching it go down in the evenings.
Today though, all I really saw were the 20 plus cars and trucks that met here on Rolling Meadows Ranch. Most of which parked in front of the house. I saw them all come in around 8 AM. I then saw all of the men get back into their vehicles and drive off around 2:15 PM.
I saw Water Management’s 2 Swamp Buggies go by and then come back out , hours apart.
I knew what they were here for and where they were going.
Along with these men…..from Water Management, Army Corps Of Engineers, Fish and Wildlife, were Lake Kissimmee State Park Staff. They were Park Manager, Assistant Park Manager, Biologist and and Danny, Park Ranger LKSP and Rolling Meadows Ranch Resident Park Ranger.
I was suppose to be there as well.
This is OUR Project. Part of the Restoration Of Rolling Meadows Ranch.
So Why was I sitting behind the windows looking out?
Once again, I was sidelined by Lupus and Fibro.
I might have been able to climb into one of the swamp buggies. Maybe.
I might have been able to handle the 90 degree heat and high humidity.
I might have been able to handle being outside all day, because the sun was never out very much.
I wasn’t able to go because I’d been up since 5 AM puking my guts out.
I had looked forward to this day for months.
We have been waiting to RE-START The Restoration Project. We have the money needed to go ahead. Plans have been made.
I was suppose to be there….With Danny as an official part of this project.
Instead, Once again I was stuck behind the windows looking out.
So All I SAW WERE PRISON WALLS HOLDING ME INSIDE
This is not part of the assignment. I am ok. Yes, I had a very bad day.
I also made use of it. I tuned in and was able to hear all the conversation going on over the radio from today’s adventure. I was able to comment.
I had people taking photos and will share them with me.
Now I need to get off. Danny is due home.
I need to put a SMILE on my face and listen to him tell me Everything that took place out in OUR NECK OF THE WOODS TODAY,
Love from Sarah