It has been a heck of a stressful few months...
After Mom and the moving truck left, we went to the park with Daisy to blow off an hour walking around and playing Pokemon Go. We haven't done that in quite awhile.
It has taken me couple of months working every day to clean, clear, and pack up all of Granddad's things. Today the truck came to take most of it Arkansas for Mom to handle.
Mom is taking the master bedroom suit and white car.
Donnie is taking the freezer, washer and dryer, and kitchen table.
Jennie is taking the boat.
Randy is taking the green car and the truck.
The time has come. It is late and time to move the last load from our apartment. This little place has served us well for 3 1/2 years, but I'm ready to not be quite so 'close' to my neighbors and to have all my belongings in one location again.
We have been slowly moving into Granddad's house over the last few weeks. We had been caretaking the house with him for the last few years and will now have that responsibility full time.
We have emptied, cleaned, and said goodbye to our apartment. We now officially live at 108.
The solar panels we had been working on in the past year are finally on the house and awaiting their official electrician to hook them up the the main line. Here we go...
Yet another theme day! This time we used a pair of matching shirts we found while cleaning Granddad's things. He had two of the same shirt - one used and one new. He LOVED blue button down shirts. We found dozens of different ones. Many still in their original packaging. The take away: don't wait for a special occasion. Wear your favorite outfit now.
On one of our walks we took Daisy to the park with a small playground and taught her how to use the slide. It only took one trip down with her in our lap and she was hooked! She kept running back up the stairs to do it again and again!
NOTE: We only let her do it because there were no kids using the play area at the time. When kids came we left and continued on our walk.
The learning specialist in my school has been tasked with teaching all the reading teachers in the district the new reading program "Reading Academy". A few days into the school year she asked if I had a bridge prop she could use in October for introducing some of the key concepts. Surprisingly, I DON'T! Which mean I NEED one! Donnie's carpentry skills to the rescue! He built this amazing three piece bridge for us and Mom brought it down in her car on her next trip.
I added door hinges to hold it together and make it easy to store and carry through doorways as well as grip tape for the a bit steep sides. It worked perfectly and everyone in the district was very impressed!
Another theme day at school! To be a little "EXTRA", I gorilla taped my other black shoe to the wall of my classroom. Any classes that pointed it out got to read the book "Wacky Wednesday" by Dr. Seuss. (Only two classes noticed.) In fact, not as many kids mentioned my outfit as you would think. Apparently, I'm so weird so often - it just doesn't phase them anymore.