Monday, May 17, 2021

It’s been a week?

Oh my goodness! We have been so, so busy. We hit the ground running in the morning and we stop in the evening. It’s amazing how much there is to do when you move. Dennis has been doing all of those little and big jobs that I haven’t been able to do. He’s installed air return grates and doorstops. He has put together lamps and an extension to his desk. He has taken off the doors to the laundry area and repaired several things that were broken during the move. And then, on top of that, we have been to Lowe’s or Home Depot every day. Yesterday we went to look for a sofa for the family room at the biggest furniture store in the state. There were several sofas that we liked, but none of them would be delivered until at least the end of September or middle of October! We came home without ordering anything.

He and Mandy have mowed both yards twice this week and that doesn’t count Mandy taking care of her own grass. The big project was changing the toilets last week and the kitchen sink on Friday night. At least I think it was Friday night, it could have been Thursday night. I have completely lost track of the days. Dennis and Tim worked for hours trying to get the garbage disposal off of the old sink so they could reuse it. Unfortunately they ended up cutting it off and making a quick trip to Home Depot to buy a new one. 

I do love my new cast-iron sink though. It has extra deep basins and the new faucet works great. The old one I believe, was original to the house and it had a constant drip

These were the two toilets that we replaced. I put them on Facebook marketplace as “free to a good home” and we had 24 people who wanted them! I had people who offered us over $100 just for the turquoise one! But, I had already promised them to a woman who was driving an hour and a half just to get them. I told her if she wanted  the turquoise one, she had to take the white one too, just as a joke and she agreed. She got them both for free.
I did manage to make four pair of mittens over the last couple of weeks. They are laying on the new 8 x 10‘ rug that we bought for the family room.

You know I always say yarny  people are the most generous people in the world. I asked Debbie, who is Araignee on my sidebar, what she did with all of the ends of the skeins of the socks that she knits. She had never mentioned, to my knowledge, any projects using the leftover sock yarn. I asked her if I could purchase any leftovers that she had, to use in my nine patch blanket. The next thing I knew, she had mailed me two boxes full of yarn. Here it is all piled in one of my metal tubs. I love these colors! Most of the yarn that I have right now to go into these blankets is plain brown, black, or gray. These colors will really brighten it up. Debbie, I can’t thank you enough. You are the best! Thank you!

I know there is a lot more that I should be telling all of you. I am just so tired I can barely stay awake. My cardiologist visit went OK last week. He is concerned that my leads may be coming unfastened because of a sound they heard when they my interrogated my pacemaker. He sent me for X-rays and I guess we should hear the outcome soon. I’m sure it is nothing serious because I feel just fine.

Tomorrow we are going to have our wills redone for Nebraska. With the money that we have paid attorneys getting wills done, our kids could’ve taken a cruise! Apparently the wills that you have in one state do not carry over into another state, so we had to have ours redone when we moved to Spokane. Now they have to be redone again.

We also both applied for our drivers licenses in Nebraska and we got my car licensed. The truck will wait until Dennis moves here permanently.  My car is in the auto body repair shop being fixed from where it was hit last week. See what I mean about it being busy?

Dennis and I attended a funeral today for an uncle in the family who passed away a few days ago. I was so glad I got to see him and talk to him two weeks ago at church. He lived a very happy and generous life, always giving to others.

Wednesday we have another funeral for a much younger family member.

I will let you read about sweet little Kara yourself.  It is a devastating blow to family and to their many friends and the medical professionals that took such good care of little Kara.

With that I’ll close. I am so glad that Jesus is my rock always. Especially when times get rough. I hope you’re all having a great week so far. I’m praying for each of you.

Blessings,
Betsy


22 comments:

  1. That's a lot of work going on. Glad that someone came to get your toilets. We are still waiting for someone to pick up more wood from our lawn. Sad that little girl died. I wish I could sleep longer in the morning than waking up earlier than I wish. ARG! You might want to check out your post as you are missing some words. Where the mittens are laying. And toilets for fre . That's what happens when I am tired. Nice yarn you given!! Sweet!! Even though the house a bit more noisy, I enjoy having Megan at home. She helped me some today as she's off today and tomorrow from work. That way she can get her office set up and cleaned up. Have a good week my friend! ---Becky

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  2. Ha! Never thought of offering our old toilets to anyone. We put them out and they were picked up with our other trash. You certainly have not slowed down at all Betsy - so much going on. I get exhausted just reading your posts! Love the mittens you have made - very nice.

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  3. I am so glad my yarn found a good home! I am so sorry to hear of your losses. The little one is sweet. What a heartbreak.
    I love your new sink. I am sink shopping myself. This is all so hard. I can't make up my mind on anything these days-and the prices! Wow....what a difference from last year.

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  4. I am so sorry for your family's losses. It is always hard, but even more so with one so young

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  5. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  6. You know you thought all of the work in a move was selling the house and packing--we didn't think about the other end, did we?! I am still waiting for my furniture we ordered on Mar 3! If I were you, I would find the piece on MarketPlace and have it a done deal! So glad you have the sock ball ends--you can make a blanket and Deb gets to clear out a pile--win-win! Take care!

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  7. Prayers for Precious Kara. I am sure grampa is taking good care of her!

    I have actually seen those turquoise toilets on vintage sites. Isn't the bathtub turquoise too? Maybe someone would remove it for free just to have it!

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  8. Looks like your blanket is going to get bigger soon! Sounds like you've been extremely busy since the move. The days fly by then, too, don't they? So sorry to hear of your recent losses; it's especially sad when it's a little one. Sending hugs your way!

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  9. My goodness you all have been so busy. I smile that even though you have been so busy, you still managed to make things for others. Bless you. I am so sorry for the loss of your Uncle and little Kara. May His peace be of comfort to you all knowing you will see them again in Heaven. Blessings to you always sweet friend. ((hugs))

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  10. Fabulous stash of sock leftovers yarn and gorgeous colours. I so agree with you yarny people are very generous and supportive. I am sure the lady who picked up the toilets was really pleased.They look in excellent condition.
    Very sorry for your family losses. Heaven has gained a little new angel. Take care Amanda x

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  11. Oh my so little, a precious soul for sure, my sympathy to all who loved her.
    I think your turquoise stool was a collectors item! It sounds like you have been busy and have a list of things to do! Wow that was some bunch of yarn from Debi I am certain you will make good use of it! I know i used some leftover sock yarn to make slippers for Cee Cee:)

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  12. I am so sorry about little Kara. What a precious child of God. My prayers go out to all of her family who must be grieving terribly.
    You have been very busy. What a nice s ink and faucet and new rug too. The mittens are so pretty and your new yarn from Debi is awesome!
    HAve you tried Ikea for furniture? You can look online too. Take care!

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  13. Sorry for the losses ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”⚘ Sad times indeed. Missing Teresa. New follower and glad I visited here ☺☺

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  14. I'm so sorry for your loss. Little Kara must have been quite the little girl.
    You have been so incredibly busy just reading about it makes me tired. I hope soon things will settle down a bit and you can enjoy your new home. I really like your new kitchen sink!
    Take care of yourself. ((hugs))

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  15. That obituary was so beautiful!!! Im glad we are not worrying about your heart!!!! Take a f ew lil naps here and there Betsy!!!

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  16. I hope you get a good report on your heart... keeping you in my prayers. So sorry for your losses. Little Kara sounds like a delight and her obituary was beautiful. Take care of yourself.

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  17. Amen ... for yes, Jesus, dear Betsy, our Jesus is indeed a Rock in a weary land, a warty land as the hymn says, thanks for reminding me. You and yours are in my prayers, esp those who lost this little lamb. As an Aussie I am not sure what they mean by good “swears” in that newspaper cutting, I wondered if it’s a misprint. I don’t know any good words that are swear words, if that’s what was meant, hoping not, I might be mixed up ... and praying that may they seek, cling to the Lord in their sorrows .. thanks for staring your new home improvement too, that so gracious of our Lord.
    Thanks for Sharing, God bless and keep you safe, and all those you love, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

    {Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  18. Oh Betsy, I know you heart is broken. So much loss these last few months and now two more people you held so close to your heart. I am thinking of you and sending you love.

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  19. So sorry for your losses, dear Betsy...and glad the Lord is your Rock as you miss your loved ones and as you live in all your happy, sad, slow and busy days. Currently you really are moving! Cheers for all you and yours are accomplishing!๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค—

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  20. Hi Betsy, my condolences on the loss of your family member. It's good you were able to spend time with him before he died. So very sorry to read about little Kara. She surely was a blessing in her short little life. May they both rest in peace. Thank you so much for sharing the obituary video for Teresa. It was the cry I needed first thing this morning. :) I can't believe someone drove 1-1/2 hours for two free toilets. People here just throw them out right and left. During the pandemic, I guess people had too much time on their hands so there's been a lot of remodeling of homes and a lot of waste which has been very sad to see when there are so many who have so little. God bless Debbie for her generosity. I know you will be able to create some wonderful yarny goodness with her gift of leftovers. Take care.

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  21. Oh Betsy, you are having such a busy time and my heart could break reading about little Kara. Life can be so hard at times but you have so many wonderful family members with you that is all any of us could ask for. xx

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  22. Little Kara and my 3-year-old grandson same age within a couple months... I cannot imagine for the life of me losing a child/grandchild at that age. What heartbreak for your whole family. We send our prayers and wishes for peace and comfort during this time. // How awesome for the lady to get both of those toidies, especially the turquoise! What an absolute fun find for her! // Keeping you in prayer for good news or a good fix on your pacemaker. It struck me kinda funny, I have never in my life heard of a pacemaker being "interrogated." Ha! I will have to ask my DIL's fiance if the doctor interrogates his pacemaker. // Blessings to you, my friend!!

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