Friday, September 5, 2008

Successful Move

We recently sold our large (over 4,300 s.f.) federal colonial home, where we had lived for the previous 16 years, and we relocated to a condominium in a nearby town. Moving is a huge transition, but while suffering from a TBI, it’s especially disorienting. On one of the first evenings in our new condo I wandered into my daughter’s room and I asked her which room I was to sleep in. Now I can laugh about it, but at the time it was very upsetting.

On August 31, I made my first (post TBI) ferry crossing over the CT river with my bike. We rode into a local old town suburb and had coffee with my sister. Then we went to a local lake and I swam most of the way across the lake.

Lynn and I now, regularly, make a bike ride to the ferry landing. We continue along the CT river past many rural farms and make a hill climb. When we return, we must make a serious hill climb into the condo development. It's really quite incredible that I've progressed to the point that I'm riding a bike on public roads shared by cars.


Beth said...

So happy to hear that you continue to make strides. I came across Joe's Journey about a month ago and have been eager to hear an update. I live in CT, so I feel a bit of an added connection. Your strength and the love you and your family have for each other is so inspiring. All the best to you and your family!

Andy said...


Psyched to hear you are climbing the hills so well! I know that you are adapting to your new home and that you are enjoying your new location.


Anonymous said...

Hey Joe

I just watched your video and was moved to wish you, Lynn, Kate and Paul a blessed day.