The Ponce Chronicles 2024 — Part 12 (Season Finale)

Crash. That’s what we did upon arriving home in Arlington this week. Despite our best efforts to get everything wrapped up, cleaned up, and tied up ahead of time this year, we were still up until 3 a.m. the night before our flight home, getting things squared away. But we got a ton done on the place, and left it in better shape than it’s been in many years. Here’s a shot of the ponds, partially filled with rocks.

Arriving home, we pretty much crashed and burned. Allysen got started on rabies shots, because of the dog bite, and I got started on an antibiotic because of a persistent ear infection. Even our daughter got to go to the docs for a toe infection. So for the last few days, a great deal of time has been spent with us apparently lifeless in front of the TV, staring unblinking at the flickering screen, empty pizza cartons strewn about the place. We are hoping someone will come along and water us and bring us back to life, like a house plant that’s been ignored for too many weeks.

We’ll leave you with this idyllic seashore memory, from Rincón.

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  1. Linda Nilsson
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    Rincon is one of my favorite places on the Enchanted Island. I spent most of January and February in Guaynabo and came back to Providence in early March. Hope your health is improving and being managed. I live on the East Side of Providence and am often in the vicinity of Brown. Seems like a life time ago we were there.

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    • Jeffrey A. Carver
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      You mean we could have caught up with you in Puerto Rico? Amazing. I last had you pegged in Jamestown. I seem to have lost your email address. Can you send it to me? (You can use the contact form at the bottom of the page here.)

  2. ted v davis
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    Looks like I did miss some posts, thanks for the update. You said home to Arlington. Virginia or Texas?

    I am re-reading the Chaos Chronicles again, currently in book 5, The Reefs of Time. Fairly early in that book, when Ik meets Julie, it is mentioned that the Krakets were considered beings of some importance. I am waiting for your concluding book(s) to this series and hoping to see just how important the krakets are. My guess is that they are REALLY important. I guess time will tell.

    • Jeffrey A. Carver
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      Neither. Massachusetts. 🙂

      I look forward to learning how everything works out on Shipworld. Been struggling to write the last book, and it’s inching forward. Thanks so much for your interest and support!

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