Real Life

We knew this day was coming. Our plan all along was to spend July at my Mom's house in Indialantic, FL, August in Siesta Key, and part of September in Greeley, CO with Deb's parents. Her Mom has a very aggressive form of cancer and unfortunately it is progressing more rapidly than we had hoped.  We've done quite a bit of FaceTime with them, which is great of course but doesn't match being there.  So we are returning to CO a week earlier than planned to offer moral support and four extra hands around the house.  We will also be bringing cuddles from the furry grandchildren Kirby and Maxwell.  We're now planning to stay there in September, and then we'll have to see beyond that.

Map of the USA, showing our route from Florida to Colorado
On the Road Again - doing it in 3 days this time.

This is already pushing Deb's Dad to his limit, and it's going to do the same for us in many ways. Having lost my Dad last fall, this isn't going to be easy on any of us. We know at our age many people are dealing with parents' health issues and we feel for you all - it's rough. But we always try to maintain a positive attitude and have gratitude for what we have. It helps us through hard times and allows us to enjoy each day in some way, no matter what.

Dark clouds over the ocean
Storms will pass
Glistening water
Just a peaceful water picture for you.

During the past 3 months there have been many subjects that I've been wanting to write about, but keeping up with the travel and local activities (and Deb!) has kept me busy.  So I'm hoping to be able to get to some of those subjects in the coming month when there is no travel to report on. Stick with us - we love you guys!

Norm & Deb


  1. Jo Tony Unruh on August 28, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Praying for all of you as you go through this. ..cancer sucks!

    • Deb on August 28, 2017 at 3:39 pm

      Thanks Jo

  2. Kevlar on August 28, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Everyone in my age bracket is currently dealing with aging parents. Best wishes to you.

    • Norm Pyle on August 28, 2017 at 11:14 pm

      Yes, it’s the "age" we live in. We know we’re no different from a lot of other people. Thanks.

  3. Suzanne on August 28, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    Love you guys too. ?

    • Norm Pyle on August 28, 2017 at 11:14 pm

      Thanks Suz – see you soon!

  4. Penny Pyle on August 28, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    We’re sticking with you – Love you guys

    • Norm Pyle on August 28, 2017 at 11:25 pm

      You’re so sweet Penny, thank you!

  5. steve quarles on August 28, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    Hey Norm, If you have time when you are back in Colorado, i would love to treat you for lunch. Let me know.

    • Norm Pyle on August 29, 2017 at 12:36 am

      We’ll give it a shot Steve. Stay in touch!

      • Steve Quarles on August 29, 2017 at 6:55 am

        that would be great amigo, i’m sorry to hear about Deb’s sick dad, it is what so many of us have to deal with. It is really tough. When do you think you will be back?

      • Norm Pyle on August 30, 2017 at 12:35 am

        Back this week but can’t make any plans yet. Also, it’s Deb’s Mom.

  6. Angie Powell on August 29, 2017 at 12:03 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about your mom, Deb. If you and Norm need time away from the family we would love to have you over for dinner or up to Grand Lake while you are here in Colorado. I look forward to reading your blog Norm.

    • Deb on August 29, 2017 at 12:38 am

      Thanks Angie!

  7. Dana on August 29, 2017 at 1:17 am

    Hi Deb and Norm,You all have been in my thoughts and in my heart. I think of Corrine often. I wish this wasn’t happening to her. Please tell Lynn and Corrine " Hi" and that I love them.Take careLove Dana

    • Norm Pyle on August 29, 2017 at 1:22 am

      Thank you Dana, we will tell them!Love, Deb & Norm

  8. Brad Cook on August 29, 2017 at 3:19 am

    Love you both like family! Hang in there. Looking forward to seeing both of you! Your family is in my prayers…

    • Norm Pyle on August 30, 2017 at 12:30 am

      Thanks Brudda, see you soon Mon!

  9. Scott on August 30, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Hi Norm and Deb,
    I am sorry to hear this. I went throught something similar myself a couple of years ago. Just do the best you can, and try not to second guess yourselves. Difficult times! Thoughts and prayers are with you.

    • Norm Pyle on September 1, 2017 at 2:26 am

      Thank you Scott, I appreciate the advice.Norm

  10. Edward Triebell on August 30, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Norm and Deb – you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!!

    • Norm Pyle on September 1, 2017 at 2:27 am

      Thank you Ed, that’s very much appreciated.Norm & Deb

  11. PaulB on September 4, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    So sorry to hear..thinking about you both. Would love to get together this month for some beers and The Beer Culture. Let us know what works..

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