“Everything my husband and I knew and trusted in life disappeared in 2002,” author Lori Howard shares. “Life, if we wanted to continue living in San Diego, would have to change, or we would have to adjust and create a new one.” Life in Oakhurst narrates their journey and reveals how their negative experience unexpectedly turned into a blessing.
After the sudden loss of her child, job security, a political re-election and the horrors of living through both a local school shooting and the national shock of 9/11, Howard and her husband Bruce decided to sell their fully paid house and move the family to a one-bedroom, two-story getaway pad on a ten-acre parcel on Deadwood Mountain. What they found, to their surprise, were the experiences that made them smile, question, and somehow appreciate their new life through the absurd and benign evolution of every day events.
Life in Oakhurst contains a few snippets of the author’s new life, especially their shift from city to “mountain way” of living. Written in diary format, this book contains letters, photographs that are mementos of the days that have passed. Furthermore, this book also accounts the exciting events that transpired when the Howards decided to become innkeepers and pool their resources together to build their own little slice of heaven as they create “the perfect Bed and Breakfast.”