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Doing Happy Dance -- albeit very carefully!

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.

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Comment by Ally Bryant on March 14, 2014 at 7:50pm
So happy that prayers have been answered regarding, health and house sale. Took the opportunity to go on you tube and see your dream maker working, she sure us a beauty .ENJOY!
Sorry we didn't get together but hopefully we will back next March as we have booked a spot for our 5th wheel.
Comment by Donna Sykes on March 13, 2014 at 7:00pm

Good luck with your new machine! Continued good health for your DH.

Comment by Terri D. on March 13, 2014 at 4:36pm

I've named the machine "Dreammaker" as that is what she is and one dream that came true because of my DH. A friend of mind said I should have named it "Prayer's Answered," but I told her that I couldn't do that because THAT only applies to the very real prayers that were recently answered with regard to my DH's health. She understood and thought that Dream Maker was a good reference to my Cherokee/Swedish heritage. LOL. 

Comment by Pam/NY on March 13, 2014 at 10:56am

Did you name your machine yet??? All good news...finally! Isn't nice to know a family bought your house and another generation will make memories there! The people we bought from moved across the road and they loved watching how we made the place our home!

Comment by Terri D. on March 13, 2014 at 8:17am

Thanks for all the well wishes and congrats. It sure is nice to smile for a change and we pray that it continues to go that way. We've had enough rough spots for a while.

Comment by B J Elder/WA on March 13, 2014 at 7:48am

You know how excited I am with all this good news that you (finally) have and well deserve! Couldn't happen to a nicer person!  Happy sewing on that new machine.  I looked it up online and ... WOW!  What fun.

Comment by Janet/MO on March 13, 2014 at 7:17am

Congratulations on getting such good news for your DH, the closing on the sale of your house in MI, and the new machine.  You have had quite a week already!  Now you can relax more and enjoy your new life. 

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on March 13, 2014 at 5:55am

So good to hear things have turned around for you, Terri.  You certainly had a rough patch for a time, but I'm sure that makes these blessings all the sweeter.  Enjoy!  We'll look forward to seeing the projects you work on with the new machine.  

Comment by Roxann on March 13, 2014 at 4:12am

So happy things are going so well for you! What a nice surprise and sweet thing your husband did for you! Congrats on the new machine, I look forward to seeing your projects! Sending prayers your way for continued blessings!

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