As I am sitting here I hear sirens down the road and now I remember why. Our local Little League team won the Little League World Series. They flew back today and were being met at the end of the Township by the 3 volunteer fire companies to be escourted to the Little League field. Quite a celebration going to there. Way to go guys!
Whew - yesterday was a busy day. In anticipation of our yard party September 7 we worked in the yard most of the day. I power washed front steps and brick walkway. Len cut LOTS of growth along hedge row and low hanging branches. I mowed about 1/2 the yard. We both picked up the limbs and branches and hauled them away. We cleaned out the basement. There is very little left down there except a few things Amy wants. Len swept it out and then hauled off the debris. Lots of the debris was the remains of the old coal bin. Len also swept out and straightened up his shop.
In between we helped serve dinner at the Seabrook House Matriarc Center.
By evening we were both hurting! Today it was church, Sunday school and Cracker Barrel.
We made plans to borrow a friends flatbed trailer for the band on the 7th. Dancing will be done on the asphalt driveway. Terri and I need to get together and decide what all else we need to get. All paper goods are purchased. We expect upwards of over 150 people.
We got a somewhat early start and picked up Terri and Steve. I am looking for a swimsuit to take on our trip to Scotland in September. The resort we are staying at has a hot tub and inside pool. My only swimsuit is many years old and takes forever to dry. After checking out 4 stores - no luck. Not much left on the racks. Amy suggests LL Beam online. I just found one I like but need my measurements (yuk!) I kinda don't feel comfortable buying a swimsuit on line but I just may not have a choice.
After shopping we had lunch and then visited cousin Lois in physcial rehab center. She's had to have all toes removed from one foot but is doing well. After taking Terri and Steve home, we stopped at Moms for a short visit. She had fallen earlier in the week and is quite bruised.
In the afternoon Len did some loose paint removal so we can paint deck steps tomorrow. I will also get out the power washer and clean the deck. We will also wash down the Fiver. The back is especially dirty.
There is a problem with our portable generator giving power to the rig. Always worked before Len put in a power surger. Can't figure it out.
Tomorow is another day. Almost time to call it a night.
We have so much to do in the yard but awoke to heavy rains and thunder. Len did manage to get one field mowed last night. That was our first free night since the 23rd.
We had the pleasure of Miss Charlotte's company from Tuesday night to Thursday night. I took off work one day and Len the other. Amy had a procedure, Scott had to work and Charlotte had some type of virus and could not go to daycare.
It has been some time since I've concentrated on emptying this house. As I look around I see lots to do. For sure once the summer is over I will be heaving lots of summer clothes. Those we will take with us I will put in a "Space bag" and store under the bed.
Amy and Scott have a settlement date for their house purchase. Looks like it is a go unless the inspector comes back with lots of concerns. Once they move, there are many items from here that will go to her.
Terri is still considering purchase of this house. If so, many items will not have to be moved before we fulltime. It will all fall into place.
When I say it is 5 months and three + weeks, feels like just around the corner.
I am married to the love of my life, Leonard. We met in June 1988 and married one year and 3 days later. We have 5 children between us and 14 grandchildren, 2 great grandsons and a great granddaughter. Fulltime RVing is a great plan for us. I am from New Jersey, he is from Louisiana. We are retired, what better way to visit family in the northeast and in the south but in our own RV! We started our fulltime traveling adventure February 2010.