After all that we have gone through over the past few months, I can finally do a happy dance -- albeit carefully as I'm still recovering from a double cervical fusion. All DH biopsy and lab results came back negative for acute leukemia. We will have to keep an eye on his levels as he may have chronic leukemia, which is treatable and moves extremely slowly. Prayers were answered on that one!
Our former home in Michigan settled on Tuesday and a young couple, well younger than ME, has moved in with a boy and girl (11 and 7) and a HUGE black dog, according to my former neighbor. She went over with a bowl of Jeweled Fruit and fresh hot strudel muffins to welcome them to the neighborhood and to give them the house key we had given her. We also sold my DH's 1971 Plymouth Road Runner that a friend of ours was selling for us. The only thing still on consignment at a shop in Michigan is our rotor tiller and that will probably sell by spring.
We were really surprised when the house sold in the middle of winter, especially after the burst water pipe and the damages we had to have repaired. However, the couple that purchased the home saw it both before and after the damage and still wanted the place. They had to wait until we completed the repairs, but were really good about that. Found out they were living in a hotel for a week with the kids AND the dog and immediately after settlement they were moving in.
My dad is back out of the hospital and is recovering from aspirated pneumonia. He is in the end stages of Alzheimer's. He sleeps 22 out of 24 and is down to 95 pounds (he's 6 foot 2 inches). My MIL will be out rehab in Arizona and heading back to her home on Thursday, if all goes well. She is recovering from a mild stroke and will be celebrating her 96 birthday at the end of the month. We are thankful that prayers have been answered on those two fronts.
DH had a dental appointment today over on Merritt Island and on the way home we stopped at Sew Central, a quilt shop and Husqvarna Viking dealer. We looked at the various machines, I picked up some thread I needed and then we looked at the Platinum 16 short arm quilting system. After trying it out and several questions later, my WONDERFUL, DH surprised me by saying "we'll take one." I almost fell through the floor. When I asked, "are you sure?" His response was, "I told you when the house sold I would get you something and, besides, they had a really good deal on it." Needless to say, I have a grin that goes from ear to ear. She's a sweet machine a lot of fun to play with! Now all I have to do is some practice to do the type of quilting I want to do and then I'll work on getting some of the tops I have quilted!
It's nice to smile once more. Life is good.