Want to be Happy? Be Grateful
Take the Opportunity to be Gratefully Happy today.
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Things to be Grateful for This Last Year
Truth be told, this has been a very eventful, busy, sad and somber year for the Homestead. With the year starting off in January finding out my mom had fractured two vertebrae in her back as result of severe Osteoperotic decalcification of her bones. Later, she developed ever worsening breathing problems from her years of smoking that were only punctuated by increasingly frequent trips to the Emergency Room and Hospital stays.
Then came April and mom passed away with Pam and I by her bedside. When Pam went back to Washington, the real work began, namely getting her home ready for sale and her finances in order. The condo finally sold earlier this month and we paid mom’s final bills. Thank you, Lord Jesus. I can breathe a bit easier. Read more »
Give Thanks First
Is there anyone else at least a little bit irritated that Thanksgiving Day is being ignored or skipped over for early Christmas decorations, sales and merchandizing?
I still miss Mom, but I missed Normal even More
It’s been seven long months since my mom passed in April and starter our wild ride of taking care of her final effects and affairs. We cleared out her home, repainted, re-carpeted, cleaned her house again and again…
Finally, we were ready to put her home up for sale in October hoping for a quick sale, not only because we were ready to be done… but because we were still on the hook for the bills with mom’s account on near Empty.
Good news came only 1 week in with a cash offer from some very nice and accommodating folks. It was less than we were asking, but they weren’t asking us to do anything more to the home that would have cost us more than we had already been floating from our own accounts.
Well, we closed last Friday, the escrow transferred this Tuesday, and it was closer to done for us.
I took the day Wednesday off from work to close the water and electric, having forwarded mom’s mail to our home on Saturday, and pay the final medical and other bills. We can officially see the end of the 7 month tunnel.
We aren’t done yet, but we are closer now than we ever have been. Keep on praying.