Friday, March 27, 2009

The Week in Review

Will this has been a week of ups and downs, but that's the way life goes.

Things are going well with selling Mom's house. It looks like we are on schedule for closing at the end of April. We have been taking items that none of the family members wanted to a local auction to dispose of them. We wanted to take a second batch of items to the auction, but found out that they were not having a sale the following week and not taking any items. Since we had such a good response selling Mom's car on Craigs list, we decided to list several items to see if we could sell them. Within several hours of listing the items we began to get phone calls and emails. We were able to sell everything we listed plus a couple of items that weren't listed but people saw when they came to pickup the items they were interested in. So if you have a few items you would like to sell, and by the way craigs list is free, we highly recommend using Craigs list.

We also learned a good friend of ours was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease two weeks ago. That was really shocking news to us. We will be praying for him and his family.

Several of our friends had surgery this week and so did Tom. We are happy to say that all are doing fine.

The weather is getting warmer and soon the grass will need to be mowed. Mowing grass is still better than pushing snow around any day.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Has spring sprung??

What a beautiful day it is at 70 plus degrees warm and bright sunshine. It's hard to think that just this past Monday we were having a significant snow fall. The one good thing about a snowfall in March is that it usually does not lay on the ground for long.
The past several months have certainly been a memorable period in our lives. It will be 10 weeks this coming Tuesday since I had my open-heart surgery to repair my mitrial valve. I feel that I'm doing very well. I have been going to cardiac rehab three days a week for about a month and will continue for a total of 36 visits. It is a well run program that puts one through the paces. Once I have completed my time there I plan to continue a similar exercise regime on my own at the local senior center. On the off days from cardiac rehab I have resumed walking the 2 mile circuit with Tom and Travis.
My brother and I have been busy with the settlement of Mom's estate. Her house has been turned over to a realtor to get it sold. We have taken a great deal of her household goods to a auction house to be sold. And some things we have distributed among the family.
We're beginning to make plans to get back on the road again. Our first outing will be a weekend Travelling American's campout the first weekend of April. If all goes well we will be out in the Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana area this summer. Michigan is a wonderful summer area, the areas around the lakes are just beautiful and temperatures are in our comfort zone.
Of course, we plan to be home for the arrival of our new grandchild in August which we are real excited about. After 10 years it will be great having a new family member.