|Hoarder-house! Everything here went to auction.|
Now for my excuses. Basically they all fall into the category of: I was busy!
First off, Cindy demanded a large amount of my time and energy this summer dragging me here and there to do this or that just to make sure I didn't turn into a vegetable. In addition to that we were still trying to get items to various auctions, and the Antique Mall. That has gotten to be a little overwhelming for me, and I am trying to cut back on the amount of "stuff" we have to move in and out. There were times this summer when my house looked like I was some kind of hoarder. Happily that only lasted a few days as we were sorting and packing to take things to auction. It is not as much fun now that it is profitable. Go figure!
|...after 8 hours of surgery|
Then both of my boys came for a visit. It was the first time in over 2 years that I had seen the both of them. A wonderful time was had by all. This big old house just seems happier with 5 or 6 people, a skunk, and a dog in it. We went to the
|A nice dinner party.|
After 2 years of dating, Cindy and I finally decided the time was right for her to move in with me. Our friends said, "What took you guys so long?" I guess we were the last to know. Anyway- She listed her house for sale on a Friday morning, and sold it that afternoon. She made a great deal, and got a great price, but we had to get her all moved in just a couple of weeks. That was not in any way fun, and we are still trying to figure out what goes where ...and what to do with a storage unit full of odds and ends.
The move went well, and we are adjusting ...not easy all the time because bvFTD is always there to make everything just a little more challenging, but it is worth it. Though Cindy is well aware of my symptoms, my disease, and my likely future, she is not my keeper or my caretaker, but she is certainly my partner.
|My kids caught us at the Zoo when we weren't lookin...|
So those are my excuses, and my reason. I am sure I could come up with a few more. Overall, I have had a busy summer. Some days are better than others, and right now most days are really good.