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Technique of the Month Swap

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Comment by B J Elder/WA 6 hours ago

Glad that your work on the house is done Charlotte - even if it is not in the condition you would prefer turning it over in. Sounds like it doesn't bother the buyer, so let it go and not worry about it. What a blessing you had a buyer so quickly.  My sister is executor of Mom's estate. Even without "real property" there is much to do. She was told it will be tax season after the first of the year before she can do that end of things and be done. So glad I'm not having to deal with it -- not my cup of tea.

I went to the Discovery Thrift Shop (Cancer shop) today and found a few pieces of clothing that I will take to the place Mom was for some of the residents. My new mission is to take clothes there, or other dementia care places for the residents. I have found out that many never get anything new to wear when they are brought in.  I know when some got some of Mom's clothing that we left they were so excited to have new clothes.

Comment by Charlotte Gustavson 6 hours ago

Tomorrow is the closing on my Mom's house. Very mixed emotions. So very glad I never have to make the trip to that house again, but there were a lot of little things (mostly junk she never threw out) and some bigger trash and canned goods with no dates, boxes of paperback books, and just plain (pardon my French) crap in that cellar! We left it there because there was just too much and not enough time without the use of a back hoe! My cousins were amazing, especially my cousin Mike who was late on the scene, but took out lots of metal to salvage (and swears canned corn is great for trout fishing!). It was good to connect with him and his girlfriend, who worked as hard as we did to clean out that cellar. Or most of it. At some point the State said the rug in the living room had to go because it was a hazard (very stretched out and worn), so we walked back in last week to find these absolutely beautiful hardwood floors in box designs the length of the living room. It broke my heart to see it because I'd been trying for years to get my Mom to let us rip out that rug! This house could be a real showpiece given the time and money. The buyer is so excited to get the house that he's said he's willing to clean out (or use, in the case of the furniture) whatever we leave. I'd be more embarrassed by how dirty we're leaving the house if it were actually my dirt and I didn't know they were going to be working on the house. But as of tomorrow, it's done and gone and no longer my burden to clean out. Or my poor husband's! lol Although he's still got more to do as the executor. The lawyer said it could take the State of PA up to 4 months to settle once we file the necessary tax info and other paperwork. Once it's filed, and the State acknowledges, we can have an early disbursement of some of the funds from the sale.

Sounds good, but there's still an awful lot of Mom's stuff in my house that has to be stored and put away. I am so very tired of all of this! But we're off to the cabin on Fri and will be entertaining my two cousins up there next week as thank you for all their help. I just want to be done!

Comment by Sandy B /AUS on Monday

Terri a very big hug from me on the passing of your MIL and congrats on your wedding anniversary. Cindy, you are right - memories can sustain us. 

Bj wonderful photos of the family. I think we are at that time of life - gatherings for weddings and funerals seem to be the norm with funerals taking over. My DM is feeling much better and brighter - she even got an apology from her GP over the very late signing (she has been waiting since May) of the need for a taxi fare discount. It will probably come through from the department just when she is able to drive again? The return fare was $60 to her local shops - 10 km away!

At 86 it was all too much for her early last week - she has to rely on my DSis to take her anywhere - the joys of rural living?

Now my big decision is to whether to take another term of art class - hmmm? Hope those wild fires are under control and that summer is being kind. Winter here is definitely not lately - too many windows in our house at the moment - definitely not designed for the cold of this winter.

Comment by Barbara Blackwell on Monday

These are so cute Terri!  I get the 'need to do something different' feeling too.  Love them.  I've been cleaning out my sewing room.  Found a bunch of unfinished items - a couple of which I'm now itching to get back to, others have gone in the rubbish or to the op shop!  So liberating having a clean area to work - of course now I don't want to mess it up!  Never satisfied!  :)

Comment by Terri D. on Monday

Haven't been able to do any sewing lately, but have been playing around with needle felting, which is a wonderful way to unwind after doing VBS all last week.

Comment by Sharon on Sunday

So sorry about your MIL Terri, glad she had such a positive outlook. 

Comment by Barbara Blackwell on Sunday

How wonderful BJ!  Lovely to get together. 

Comment by Ally Bryant on Saturday
BJ- what a wonderful photo of you all together, I am sure you and Dennis were so happy to all be together to celebrate your dear Moms life,. I know exactly how you feel all being together not easy when everyone is in different parts of the country.

Terri- what wonderful age your MIL and BJ Mom was a true celebration of life.
Comment by Cindy on Saturday
BJ, wonderful family photo. So special to have them all together. Can't believe how tall Miss Bailey is getting. Such a beautiful little girl.
Comment by Terri D. on Saturday

BJ that is a wonderful photo! What a beautiful family and so glad they could make the trip. Will keep your DSIL in our prayers that his back heals soon and he will be without pain. That is one I can definitely identify with.

We will be traveling to AZ for a celebration of her life with the family first part of August and will be out there for 3 days then will return home. 

 

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