We had a busy May helping our daughter and her family move to Germany for her husband’s work assignment. They had to completely empty their house to rent it as they decided to keep it while they are abroad.
Dave and I worked on home and garden projects to get their house in tip top shape. I replaced the tile in their main bathroom because when I did the job a few years ago, I didn’t mastic down the backer board and the grout was starting to crack. We just took the whole thing out and did it again.
Dave did some painting and some yard work. I installed fancy magnetic door bumpers. We didn’t do much packing for them though. Dave took a few loads to the Goodwill and I was happy to take toys for my grandson and some keepsakes.
They had a shed built at our place to store stuff that didn’t have to be climate controlled and they rented an indoor storage garage for stuff that did. Most of their furniture was sold or given away. It was a huge undertaking.
We had a going away party for the family along with a birthday party for my daughter.at the end of May. They left on the 28th and we are kind of in shock. We moved to Colorado mainly to be near them and our sweet grandkids and now they will be gone for a couple of years!
Good thing we like Colorado. And we like our house and garden projects. My son and his family are thinking of moving here so maybe we will have grandchildren here again some time next year.
Since it was my mom’s 97th birthday, we also celebrated her and last week my sister came to visit us to continue that celebration. We had a nice visit and took mom to Celestial Seasonings to enjoy the tour and sample teas. Mom is in a wheelchair but likes to get out and see new things.
So I’m finally ready to get back to work on the house!