Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Whirlwind Week

It has been quite a busy week. I left Hope Town for Daytona on April 1st and Dave left on the 4th. My sister Sue arrived here on the 4th also. Then we all went to work cleaning out the cupboards, closets, hutches, etc. in my mother's house. Mom, who has settled in and adapted as well as possible in assisted living, requested to see all her 'stuff' one more time, so she spent the day here on Wednesday. Then, in two days we pulled together most everything for a huge garage sale. It was actually fun since several of the neighbors bought things as mementos and kept coming back for more. They also were able to visit with Mom, which was nice.

 (These photos were taken before all the holiday decorations were brought out, so there was lots more)

It was only a one day sale as Dave and my brother Rick and nephew Matthew wanted to go to the annual Port Orange Volkswagen show on Sunday. Plus Sue took Mom to see her 11 month old great grandson Bradley who was vacationing with his parents Melissa and Ben in Ormond Beach (Sue flew here from NH with the three of them). Meanwhile I took everything left over from the sale and boxed it all up for donations to the Hospice store, which we will drop off today.

Mom also has many collectibles and we are in the process of finding a consignment store to try and sell them, which is no easy task as they all need to be recorded and appraised. A realtor friend of Rick and Eva's has been here and the house will go up for sale when Dave and I leave on Saturday. Dave and I have purchased Mom's Buick Century (she wanted it kept in the family) and we will be quite a sight going up I 95 with a U-Haul trailer in tow, carrying the Honda Helix and all the items that Sue and I want to keep! It's sad that it is the end of an era though.

As one final note, on Tuesday morning I broke my right little toe badly on the coffee table. It was a scary sight seeing it sticking out at about a 45-60 degree angle and wouldn't go back into place. All I could do was tape it together with a couple of the other toes for support and keep on working. "No rest for the wicked!"

More when we arrive home...

1 comment:

  1. Driving an older Buick Century- Dave may look like a senior citizen if he's not careful.

    Have a safe trip north.