Saturday, March 30, 2013

New beginning

Have to start a new series of posts to log the building of our new home. After selling our house in Norfolk, we moved into an apartment in Wayne for a few months while our house is being built. Most of our belongings are in storage. The apartment is sufficient, but has not been kept up very well. We were told that it would be cleaned up, but it had not been touched since we looked at it. It bothered Angie so much that she had Joe pull out the fridge so she could clean behind/underneath it. Thank's Angie. Since Kyle was the tallest, she had him clean the ceiling fan. Thanks Kyle. Thanks also to all of those that helped us get moved. I would name them all, but I would probably miss someone and they would feel bad. I spent about 3 hours cleaning the top and outside of the stove. We mentioned to the maintenance man that we could not use the oven the way it was and that the drip treys under the burners could not be cleaned. He took it on himself to clean the oven and get new drip treys. Dick Hitchcock has a trailer so he and Jerry got the golf cart moved to the Wayne Golf Course. Our dues are paid and we are impatiently waiting form nice weather. Yesterday was perfect, but WSC has a 2day tournament. Finally on Thursday the hole was dug for our basement. On Friday the footings were poured. If the weather holds the foundation will be done on Monday and on Thursday the floor will be poured. Framing will start the following Monday.

The rest of the story

Since our vacation was brutaly interrupted by Jerry's hospitalization, there was not more fun. After he was dismissed to a rehab facility, we spent 3 days there trying to get out. The therapist said he really didn't need to be there, but no Dr had seen him and he needed a dr's permission for dismissal. We finally got back to our casitta on Friday afternoon. Packed up on Saturday and took off for home on Sunday. About 30 miles from Tucumcari, NM it started raining/snowing/sleeting. We made it that far and were so thankful for our safety. A huge snow storm had passed through that area closing a lot of main roads. We opted to stay where we were until better road reports. Left Tucumcari on Tuesday and were on track to get home that evening. Not to be. Stopped in Concordia, KS for some to go burgers. More snow/rain, etc. Made it to York and decided to put up there for the night. Finally made it home on Wednesday. So---after the "vacation from hell" we were so very glad to get home.