How about that! Yesterday we celebrated our 43rd wedding anniversary. We’ve actually been seriously in love since 1960, but we waited for me to graduate from college before we got married. I wouldn’t recommend that long an engagement to anyone, but getting my education was important, and it’s helped our family financially all these years.
We went to a movie and ate out and generally enjoyed being with each other, as we always do. I would wish that all marriages could last so long with so much love still there after all the years.
It did get me out of the house and away from all these estate issues. We’ll go to the bank today and open the ESTATE bank account and change over all the CD’s to our name. That will be a couple of more things I can then cross off my task list, which is a very satisfying thing to do.
What with all the stuff we’ve been cleaning out of Daddy’s house, I finally got up the gumption to clean out Pop’s closet at our house. My FIL lived with us the last few years of his life, and when he died, I just couldn’t bring myself to deal with his clothes. They weren’t really in my way, so I put it off. Well, now I need the closet to store some of Mama and Daddy’s stuff until we can sell it on eBay, so all of Pop’s things are bagged up and ready to give to the Thrift Store. I will have to get the name tag labels out of everything, though, as he was in an Assisted Living home his last year, and everything is marked.
I’ve finally worked our eBay store back up to 250 items listed, which is about all we can afford at one time. Maybe now some other things on my To Do list can move up the line.
I did sleep longer last night, but it was because I took a Darvocet last night. The movie gave me a headache, plus I was generally achy all over. I think I’ve been over doing it lately, trying to box a lot of things up. Doing a lot more leaning over and picking things up than I have in a long time, and my muscles are complaining about it. Walking is great, but it doesn’t take care of all the muscle groups. I have been doing some simple arm exercises with the 1 lb weights, and I’ve gone back to doing all the neck and shoulder exercises that the Physical Therapist put me on some years ago for the degenerated disk in my neck. I continue to do the Tai Chi, as well, so I’m really trying to build up my muscle tone. I do have a set of exercise videos that I bought several years ago, but that means getting down on the floor. Getting down isn’t the problem .. getting back up is! LOL So, I’m postponing using them for awhile. I figure by the time the weather turns cold I’ll be strong enough to get up and down safely.
We’re still waiting for them to start work on our new garage, as we special ordered everything to match our house. I’m getting antsy, seeing that beautiful driveway and slab, with no building going on. But it will come, sometime soon. I just need to be patient.
Our older DD and SIL have moved into Daddy’s house, in the midst of quite a mess. I’m glad it’s them and not us!! But youth puts up with stuff that age can’t or won’t. We’re working as hard as we can to empty the house of all of my parent’s things, but it’s a slow go.
So, I continue to stay busy, improving little by little each day. Crossing things off my list reduces my stress level, so I rejoice every time I finish one small part of this huge undertaking. Some days I have to hunt for something to feel positive about, but I work hard at staying optimistic. Thanks to all of you dear friends for your encouragement!!!!