It has been more than a month since I posted anything. I have a new addiction. Farmtown on Facebook. I have a great looking farm. I am working on it as a memorial to my dad. He was a farmer at heart.
I am still making cards. One of the problems I have is remembering to take a picture so I can post them on my blog.
My dad and mom's house is now on the market.
My brother and sister from the Grand Rapids area really worked hard and got it all cleaned out and staged to sell. My brother and sister-in-law from IL went up and helped too. Dennis and I only went up and helped once. I wish it could have been more. I think we would have been in the way. We are restricted physically with what we can do. They did a fantastic job. Now we are in a praying mode that the house will sell and make enough money to take care of my mom. On Labor Day week-end we went north for a family reunion. There was only 81 people there. After the reunion we went north and saw the house one last time. We also went out to the cemetary.
We had not been there since the funeral. It was really really hard to go there without dad knowing that chapter of life is over after 25 years living there. We had some great memories of our times visiting with dad and mom in the north house.
Dennis has been working very hard cleaning out the mess in the basement that Mark left. He has thrown a ton of stuff away. It probably would have saved money to just rent a dumpster instead of buying so many trash bags! He is about 2/3 done. I can't even get down there to see what it looks like. I can get down but it is nearly impossible for me to get back up. I am paranoid about falling up those stairs. That is how I messed up my shoulders in the first place.
I will be able to post pictures of my cards soon.