I am at home resting up, getting ready for another hike with friends from my neighborhood. I can feel that I am being more affected by ALS; I am not as strong as I used to be. It takes me longer to get ready to hike the AT each day, so I have to get up earlier (about 5 am) so that we can set off on time. Even so, I have enjoyed the last two weeks as I have climbed 5 mountains, including Mt. Washington. I am proud that I summitted the highest mountain in New England with my friends.
I am finishing up my epic hike on August 7th. I need to go back to work on August 8th, which is also the 30th wedding anniversary for Eileen and me. A month later I will celebrate my 30th anniversary at Bank of America, on September 8th. My last day at the bank is September 15th, after which I will go on long-term disability. I thank Bank of America for giving me time off to complete my hike.
My neighbors have offered their home in Maine as a base this weekend, which is awesome. I look forward to hiking and spending time with this group.
Boy Scouts from Troop 507 are climbing Mt. Katahdin on the last day of my hike. I doubt I will be able to climb Mt. Katahdin, even though I have climbed it twice, but I have no doubt that we will have a great time together.
I look forward to to raising more money by year end for ALS research.