Yes, I know, it has been a while since I last blogged. Well, it has been really busy around here since I last wrote.
So, for a little look backwards…I did take it a little easy for about a week from the knee surgery, but quickly got over that as there was much to do. As soon as school was out, we helped our daughter, Karen, who is a first grade teacher, pack up her classroom for the summer. However, this summer was a little different. She is moving to second grade. So, not only did we have to pack up her room, we had to move rooms. WOW, after nine years, she had lots of stuff that had to be moved. We worked most of the week after school was out.
Once that was completed, it was time for her to start a different kind of packing. She, Kenneth, and Kourtney were flying to Wisconsin for a friend’s wedding. Mark and I were house sitting and dog sitting while they were gone. On the day they were to leave, we had major storms in the area and their flight was cancelled after they got to the airport. Soooo, they were stranded at DFW for the day. They were suppose to leave at 11:00 am. and finally got a flight out at 6:30 pm. However, when all was said and done, they had a great trip and the wedding was beautiful. They returned home on an uneventful flight on Sunday.
On this past Wednesday, Karen had planned for luncheon for several of her teacher friends, so Pop and I volunteered to watch Kourtney and Caden. So, we planned for a day out…
First we went to the city park
After lots of ups and downs, it was time to head home for nap time. Pop and I needed one too!
Now, with school rooms packed up, wedding trips over, and luncheons behind us…it was time to get ready for the garage sale we had been planning since Spring. So, Karen and I started in finishing what we have started on several occasions. Now, I know we probably picked out the hottest weekends we have had, but it was the only weekend we had, so, let’s do it.
Yesterday, we were up by 5:30 am and had all the stuff
lined up and down the driveway and were waiting for our first customer. It didn’t take long and we were pleased with our day. So, we decided last night that we would try again today and in fact did a little more
All in all we were pleased and got rid of a lot of stuff. What was left at the end of the day was loaded up and taken to the local Salvation Army collection center. Yeah…it feels really good to get rid of all that stuff that has been piled up waiting for this long awaited sale.
This evening, all the kids were over and we had our Father’s Day/June birthdays get together. I made pork tenderloin in the Crockpot and we used it for making some yummy tacos. The kids gave Mark a Lafuma lawn chair he has been wanting. He can’t wait to use it, which brings me to the Forward of this blog…
We have been home since March taking care of business, seeing family, taking care of doctor appointments, etc….and it is now time to get back on the road. We will be leaving Fort Worth on Wednesday and will be meeting up in Custer, SD with Jim and Ellie on Friday. We will be there until July 8 when we begin our journey towards Yellowstone and on to the Pacific Northwest. So, I am sure, Mark will have lots of opportunity to use that new chair he got today!
We look forward to you taking this journey with us! So for now, there is lots to do before leaving on Wednesday. Guess, I better get busy, see you soon.