Fast-Forward to Vermont
At home, the snow accumulated, mimicking the piles of notes, receipts, statements, and bills gathering inside. I plowed through, entering and disbursing figures on spreadsheets, tallying up columns, and remembering. I still could clearly recall moments in stores with people who'd helped with advice, hints, and introduction to products and gear I'd never heard about. I remembered reading each book I'd ordered, navigating across areas that purchased charts had covered, using a more complete tool collection than I'd ever owned at home, figuring out, finally, where to install the new compass and EPIRB, gratefully enjoying how well the Monitor worked.