Monday, November 30, 2020

Thanksgiving Weekend

 This year, we are still in our rental for Thanksgiving, however, we do have access to our house.  We don't mind knowing that our house is getting ready for flooring installation and then our final move in.

We don't eat Turkey, so we had Chicken for Thanksgiving, and played some board games.  Then over the weekend we all headed over to our house to start paiting Finley's room.  She and Arlington both want to change their rooms from the browns we painted the walls when the renters moved in.  Finley was a huge help with her room and painted almost the whole thing with me.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Semester One Complete

 Today I picked Arlington up from college.  First semester classes are complete and because of the ongoing Coronavirus, her dorm had to be completely emptied so the school can deep clean over the holidays.  She will be moving to a new dorm next semester anyway (a lot more kids are coming back to campus, so everyone is moving) so no choice but to grab the entire amount of stuff she has accumulated and bring it home.

I went alone to pick her up because there was no way to fit it any other way.  Mat was working, so I volunteered.  It went rather quick, and now she is home and settled in.  She has some finals over the next few weeks and then is off until her January class begins (remotely).  She doesn't return to campus until February first.  

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Returning Home

 Today - for the first time in 3 years and 3 months I am standing in our home.  Our renters have finally moved out and the house is now ours.  This coming year the house will go through a huge transformation, but for now I just relish in the fact that it is now back in our posession.  Such a relief.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Celebrating 23 years of Marriage

 Today Mat and I celebrate being married for 23 years.  23 years of moving to many places, traveling, kids, animals, houses....endless memories together.  We started dating when we were 15/16 years old in 1991 and next year will celebrate 30 years of being together.  Twice as long as we weren't.  Hard to believe.

We did go out to a nice dinner tonight to celebrate.  Delicious steak and dessert to wrap up a day that I will always treasure.