Our son, Cade, and his daughter, Brodie, moved to York when we left Washington to come home. After Cade got her into school, Holy Trinity, he told her to pick out a sport to play. We suggested all of the regular sports and she wasn’t interested.
Then one day she comes home from school she shoots upstairs where I am where she tells me about a new game they played at school. It had something to do with catching a ball with a net. I ask what it is it called; she says she doesn’t know. Then she tells me she has a paperwork on it.
The sport was called LaCrosse which none of us from Alaska never had any experience with it. Now though we are all getting into it. Cade has become the Most Valuable Dad. He brings snacks and drinks to all practices.
Brodie loves playing goalie. She can really toss the ball. Her team knows she tosses it really far and are ready for her toss.
We are now a LaCrosse family. Brodie told us we will be going to a lot of games for a long time.
Heather had planned our trip so well but this was something she didn’t plan. She didn’t know that her big brother, Jared, had connections to Universal Studios. She had always wanted to go to see Harry Potter land. Jared has an older gentleman that lives with him who is the father of his best friend, Justin. Justin’s Mom, Karen, is a witch at the Squeaky Cauldron and she got us free tickets. Justin is also one of my adopted sons, so I really wanted to meet Karen.
We were supposed to just hang out at the hotel by the pool for the day while Dan went to car museum he had been wanting to visit. He dropped the rest of us off at Universal Studios where we met up with Karen.
Karen didn’t get to stay with us long because she had things to do and has a hard time wearing the mask. To say the least she hasn’t been able to work because of this. It was really nice to get to spend a little time with her. Her family think so highly of my oldest son, Jared, which makes me very proud.
I have 5 wonderful children who will do anything that they are capable of doing for their Mother, me. I am very lucky this way.
My oldest son, Jared, was in Florida working and visiting friends. I asked him if I bought his plane ticket home, for which I used miles so it was very cheap, and a train ticket from Florida would he come and level my floor upstairs. It was the only thing I didn’t know how to fix. Of course, he told me yes.
After he got here and looked at our attic conversion. He told us it wasn’t wired that just the power was brought upstairs. He also found that the plumbing wasn’t right either. This was done before we bought the house but it was never finished. It took him a lot longer than he thought but he got the upstairs plumbed, wired and the floor leveled. He also enlarged the area we plan to put our bed in.
He found that the downstairs bathroom was vented into the upstairs. It is now vented outside. Also, the upstairs bathroom vent is in now too. We can actually put a toilet in now. Yeah!
While on the roof installing the vents he noticed that he could see light around the chimney. He fixed that too.
He also put up a new mantel for the fireplace. We just need to finish it out.
Thank you so much, Jared! I am so lucky to have such wonderful children.
Last weekend Heather wanted to see her brother, Jared, before he headed back home to Sterling, Alaska. We are still under lock down and social distancing. We know we can visit in our backyard with making sure to stay 6′ between us. It was hard to not touch the girls though.
Staying home, social distancing and wearing mask is our new norm but you can work in the yard without worrying about any of the above.
Every nice day David and I are out in the yard doing something. I got the front flower beds taken care of. We even got some flowers because there is this tent in the parking lot near us that is selling plants. I was told they come down every spring from Lancaster.
I got the edging delivered from Aldi’s. I know it isn’t straight but it works.
The first can be many different things and we all have our first; like our first birthday. It was the twins first birthday on February 16th. The family had just come back from a vacation, so Grandma made a cake. It was also Dan’s birthday on February 13th so we celebrated Dad’s birthday too.
I found an old recipe for Angel Food Cake that I made. Everyone thought it was great. Of course, it was not Keto friendly but you have to have cheat sometimes. I also had strawberries and whip cream for it.
So, yesterday I am getting busy on my checklist and my son comes in the room. He says, “Hey Mom, the guy I’m working for needs someone to clean his condo. You want to do it for $20 an hour?” I said, “Sure why not.” My son tells me he just put new carpet in, so I didn’t have to worry about that. He needs someone to clean the kitchen cabinets, bathrooms, clean the floors. I thinking well that won’t be bad. Boy, was I wrong!
Those rooms were horrible. I started downstairs yesterday. We only worked for a few hours because my son had to go to Home Depot. Today we were there from 8 to 5 but we had to leave for a while, so Dusty could go look at another job. I still have at least another day or day and a half before I am done. Even the washer and dryer were filthy. I have to say though it has been fun working with my son again. I haven’t done that since he was a kid. This time though he was the boss and not me. I think I will be making a little more money than I thought I would make.
Well life is always good when you get to spend time with your loved ones whether it is working together or just visiting.