Things are looking up :)
Sunday, July 31, 2016
We sold our home after purchasing a beautiful double wide trailer in Texas last winter, so now we will become winter Texans. It was a huge challenge emptying out 30+ years of accumulation in the house to sell it. Once we made up our mind to sell the house it was actually easy to get rid of the accumulation and just to keep a few of our items as our Texas residence is totally furnished and our lake home is also furnished. We were able to sell our house without a realtor and actually got more than the realtor would have listed it at! Now we are living at our lake home and plan on being there next spring through fall.
Our daughter is doing very well. She moved into an apartment last April with her boyfriend (perfect timing for some furniture and kitchen items from our house)! She has a good job taking care of developmentally disabled adults in a residential setting. She likes her job and recently received an excellent performance review! She is maturing and making very good choices in her life. We are very happy for her! She calls us frequently and always ends each call with "I love you"! We feel blessed to have her in our lives. We are hoping to have her and her boyfriend to fly to Texas next winter to visit us as her Christmas gift from us.
Her brother is totally out of our lives per his wishes. He maintains that we were awful parents and that we are "dead to him". He doesn't want either of us to contact him either by phone or text. I have heard that he has a decent factory job. People tell us that "perhaps someday he will change his attitude towards us". I tell them that he was an extremely stubborn youth and never changed his mind on anything and I highly doubt that he will change how he feels about us. Oh well, both his Father and I know that we have gone above and beyond what almost any parent would do for their adult child. I have no regrets about how he was raised. It is truly too bad for him if he remains thinking of us as he currently does.
We take pleasure in our health, friends, relatives, flowers, retirement, volunteerism and many other things!