All things change ...
This weekend even time changes ...
And so our lives change yet again - but at least this time, it is more a change of CHOICE.
Rick and I are exhausted with trying to keep this house, and be alone so much of the time.
We have sat here hours upon days with only one another to talk to, no where to go (no money for extra fuel - barely enough to get back and forth to the doctors, and sometimes not even that), nothing to do (because of the various restrictions on us both post-surgeries).
We have known thirst and hunger - being so short of money that some days we have eaten two meals, and a few days, only one. Even losing our phones and Internet because I had to make a choice between paying the phone bill or buying some groceries.
The house has fallen farther and farther into not only disrepair, but an uncleanliness that isn't healthy to either of us. And there again, because of restrictions on us post-surgeries, we are unable to do it all.
So, after MUCH thought, talk and prayer ... we have decided to split our time between Joshua and Dessie & Chris and Mandy.
We enjoy our kids and grandkids - and they can help us with what we cannot do.
And we will be there to help them some, too. At least we can watch the grandkids, spending quality time with them, while the big kids work on what they need to do.
We have been going thru stuff a little at a time. We have gathered in so much over the years - much more than we can take care of. We are dividing our stuff with all the kids and grandkids. If they want it? For the most part, it's theirs.
We have packed boxes so light that I can handle them with one hand - so, needless to say we have A BUNCH!!! LOL
We are going to keep this house - it is Rick's inheritance, and we will need a place to lay our heads when we are in this area anyway.
So we won't be having to move any heavy furniture - a relief!!!
We began loading the car and truck yesterday ... just a little at a time - what we can honestly handle.
Once it is loaded, and the house is put in some semblance of order and clean - we will be driving out to Joshua's for the first leg of this change.
We will spend the next couple of weeks with them .. And then, we will be back here - spending time with Mandy.
We will maintain our doctors as is - not much difference in travel time to get to them.
Pray for all of us - Rick, Me, Chris and Mandy, Joshua and Dessie, all the grandkids - it will be a time of change and transition. We will all have to work together to make this really work. Thankfully, we all love one another already! LOL But, I am sure and positive that there will be moments and even days, that our love will be sorely tested and tried.
I will not have a solid stream of the Internet. So, my postings may be sporadic for a while. Some days more than one - some days not at all.
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