Spent the day wrestling with feelings over the pointlessness of the trip. Guilt of leaving my wife to manage the homestead and finding my own purpose stays with me each mile. The weather seems to effect my moods more than usual, perhaps because I'm part of it with nowhere to hide from it. The temperature seems to be 10 degrees colder than home consistently, perhaps I should have gone north. Yesterday hovered in the high 40's most of the day. I'm trying to appreciate this gift and privilege, but some days are harder than others.
I had two great conversations with my sister and wife that made me feel much better about my trip. It helped me have a whole new attitude about being on the road when I saw others taking some enjoyment from these little scribblings. It's nice to know that someone else is actually reading this thing too.