Saturday, May 28, 2016

One thing you can count on is...

 much can happen in such a short time....I got a bee in my bonnet and decided to move into my house. So I moved in last Sunday I can't believe its only a week seems like a yr. I don't know that this arrangement will be the best in the long run, will be permanent, or whatever....but for now its good! One day at a time eh? Mom is in full support of my decision...now I can have some space to prepare for my future whatever it may be...I love her God knows so I'm right here a stones toss away.  And now she has a spare room for the other sisters to pitch in and help out, and already that has happened much to my great happiness as we got a helping hand and a lovely visit from one sis this weekend. 

and there was light!

So all I've done is move stuff from point A to point B.  I'm probably the only person you know who moved using a garden tractor...LoL...it didn't make sense to use the van and trailer as I could bring the garden trailer door to door!! 

Good news --all my plumbing works...well  I haven't tried the dish washer yet as I am just happy its not leaking  I don't really cook I enjoy eating raw veggies--and I microwave a few things.. I have not  thrown the breaker on the cook stove yet...In case my wire repair sends me to  that old sparky home in the sky... so I have to purchase a new fire extinguisher first JIC. 

all I have is Antenna TV might get satellite when it's time for the Walking Dead 7 in the fall...or I'll watch it at Mom's she actually got to like it since I've put her through 6 seasons of it..lol but to be fair she put me through 10 yrs of Matlock, Bonanza and Virginian repeats. Her memory is such that she could watch the same episode every day and not recall it so it's always fresh and new to her. 
TV is not that important to me...I prefer music! And art projects so NOW I have place to do that.

 setup the 3rd bedroom as a multipurpose room for sewing, art, and other crafty projects. 

Found one problem with a switch that turns on a light it is NOT wired to...:o))?? Take it with a grain of salt.... will worry about that one later too...don't need that light right now.  I had all the rooms set up except the bedroom and that' s where I'm working now.  The bed is up of course and who knew I had so MANY books, CD's, Tapes, and such...The dogs are a bit confused but I think they will figure it all out in time...they can come and go between both homes so they are getting lots of exercise...LoL. 


 I'm spinning my old LP's from the 70's its kinda neat to hear this old stuff again, eating veggies and  humus, and staying up late, (okay till 10:30 at least) and Mom can turn her Westerns up as loud as she wants them to be :o) --we got the medical alert thing for her and I pop in and out all day to make sure she is good and help with pills, meals, the cleaning, all that jazz you know. She is not to cook on the stove top but she can microwave the heck outta stuff...and today we cooked up a huge pot of her favorite Pinto Beans so she has only to heat and eat.  

It takes a village...It's impossible to be everything and have anything left over for yourself so this is to help me make it through the long haul, I need not explain that to y'all as I'm sure you can understand I need to get myself ready for the next stage of Mom's life the one where I am going to need more hands on deck.  I made the decision 10 yrs ago to move back to SC to help my mother, to buy my house back, and to eventually live in it..so this move is 10 years in the making--if I am nothing else, I never give up!

I still have a few projects to complete and soon work will begin on that and I'll update as I go along...
and we hope we can get back to our town trips...we need a break from all the work.

welcome home....



PEACE
Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.

10 comments:

  1. That's wonderful. I'm so glad you're back in you precious house. It all looks perfect.

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    1. I am glad I made the decision to go ahead and move! It is wonderful to have my own space again.

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  2. Oh how wonderful for you. And the fact that you are still close enough to make it back to moms in an emergency. The life alert is a great little tool.
    I love all the things you have done on the house. Now enjoy it.

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    1. The feeling of independence will take a while to return...and I still have a lot of responsibility to Mom's well being but progress is being made...Thank you Jo!

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  3. I bet its a joy to move after all the work you have put into making it look so good. As you're very near your Mom and if she has one of those electronic alerts you can be there in no time. You now have the room to start a project, not have to put it away and come back to it whenever you want. It must take you back to the first time you left home and had the freedom to do what you like when you like. I hope you get the family help so that you can have some time for you, we'll all share in this, by seeing you the new places, birds etc you come across. Good luck in the "new" home.

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    1. Yes now I'm all set just a few minor things to deal with and I can start keeping house! I M GOING TO ENJOY that space for working on projects in fact project # 1 is to sew up some curtains for the bedroom!!

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  4. You did it! Hooray. I have to laugh at the picture of your moving with the tractor, but I know that it is just as hard really to move next door as it is across the country. You still have to pick everything up and put it down in the new place just the same. Tiring. But one thing about doing all the work yourself is you've been in the new house enough to have in your mind where everything goes. I'm betting your Mom is happy with her (feeling of) independence too and I hope that stage lasts for a long time for her. You both deserve some time for yourselves.

    Congratulations!!! You worked hard and you deserve everything.

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    1. Thank you so much Of course I've had mixed emotions as I want to be there as much as possible but I also want to have more experiences that are not care giving based...this will give us both more time to refind our own path.

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  5. You have done an incredible job, making the right decisions, with your house, seeing to your mom 's needs! You deserve to be in your own space after doing all that work. Being a caretaker can be pretty draining! XO

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    1. Hi Karen, just saw this comment! Thank you for your encouraging words!

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