This past week has been a busy one. Good busy, but very busy, tiring, and draining. We left last Sunday to visit my daughter. They purchased an older home that they have been renovating for quite a while. We went down to lend a hand. They are down to what is one huge task(not counting the yard) painting the exterior(not including the windows that will need to be reglazed). Those of you who own an older home know what a job this will be, especially on your own. I will say the boys worked on the really hard stuff! They scraped, scraped, scraped and scraped some more! It was HOT! Really hot!
My girl is still working, so I painted the last of the trim and baseboards in the office, cleaned windows (did I mention they have a lot of Big windows?) When we left the office was on the way to being straightened out, so the guest bed can move in there, so we can get ready for this little one. I even got to see the little one Wednesday during her Dr visit. He was moving those arms and legs, sticking his tongue out, and we may have a name. I will let you know if the make it definite. It was a great visit.
When we left, out big dog Nick was not doing well. He would have been 12 in December. He has been the absolute best family pet! He acted ferocious when necessary(strangers near by)but, has always been just one big loving puppy. Our neighbor who is very fond of him took care of him while we were away. He said when we left he seemed so depressed, and wasn't sure he would last till we returned, but he did. We returned Thursday afternoon, and when I got back from errands Friday afternoon, he had laid down in a shady spot and passed away. He and Stella have been my company when I am here by myself, and I am going to miss him dearly. Yes, there were tears from both of us, so needless to say yesterday afternoon was a sad one. Looking forward to a good Sunday rest, church and some quiet time. Hope you all have a blessed 4th.