We have a contract on the house on Elmwood! We are scheduled to close on July 12. We are very excited and pleased. The buyers are willing to wait on our house to be finished, so we won't have to move twice. So the work on our NEW house has been "kicked up a notch" and we are hoping to be in some time in September. Yee-haw!
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
I am doing my best to walk again... Greg occasionally calls me "Chester" or "Grandpa" for Walter Brennan, because I do at times have a definite "hitch" in my gait! I would have to say that after 9 weeks of vacation from my body weight, the nerve endings in the bottom of my foot have been revolting! I'm working through it... S-L-O-W-L-Y... and getting better every day. I sometimes use ONE crutch, but hopefully that will soon be a distant memory, too.
Friday, May 18, 2007
On the NEW house front, the brick masons set up their scaffolds today and loaded them with bricks, so they are ready to roll, hopefully Monday. The trench has been dug to run electricity to our house, and the sheet rock finisher has done almost all of the "mudding" and taping, so he's ready to start sanding, and then he'll spray on the wall/ceiling finishes. We went out today and sat on the back deck... my first time to do that! I had not been able to negotiate the 4 or 5 steps from the back porch down to the deck until today. It's so peaceful in the back yard with the birds chirping and all of the lush greenery. We don't have to be there very long for me to realize WHY we are moving!!!
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
We went for my checkup anticipating putting weight on my foot in "the boot" for a couple of weeks and then starting to walk with crutches, but the doctor says I need neither! So, I'm hobbling around here and working out the soreness, and I am sure I will recover quickly... just in time to get the "For Sale by Owner" sign in our yard and get this house sold!
We are more than 3/4 of the way finished with sheet rock (of course not the mudding and sanding yet!), and the brick should be added next week, hopefully. We're still hoping to move in mid-August. It's going FAST!!!
Here are some pictures of my cousin, Olivia, that I took at the Mother-Daughter banquet at church last Friday. She was a dancer in the "Turkey in the Straw" number; hence the red checked bonnet and apron!
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Today is Greg's birthday! He came into this world on May Day 1954, in Oskaloosa, Iowa. His mother said it snowed that day!
We had dinner with Greg's mom, John, and Bruce and Helen last night. Then we went to the high school campus to see the "senior walk" and the new astro turf being laid on the football field. Today, Greg's brothers are taking him to lunch! So Happy Birthday, Greg!!!!
On the home front, the house continues to come along like gangbusters. We are just about ready for sheetrock! The brick is here, and hopefully it will be up soon... that will really change the look of the house!
Therapy is going well, according to my therapists, Bridget and Cynthia. Seems slow to me... and yes, it DOES hurt! Aleve is my new friend! Thankfully, I now only have to wear the boot when I leave the house... I am "bootloose and fancy free" as long as I stay inside!!!