On the 29th of July, a good friend messaged me that her daughter had passed away. She was at camp, not home when it happened. I've shared photos of the cards I've made her for the past couple of years, she was the best natured kid ever. Twenty six years old.
Then this past Saturday morning, Brian and I tried a new place for breakfast (won't go there again), then headed over to Lowe's to buy me a clothesline (I've wanted one for years, solar energy, dude!). They didn't have them in stock, but I could order online (I did, from Amazon for $30.00 less than Lowe's for the exact same product). Brian's cell rang as we were walking out. It was his younger brother, the one who lives next door to my mother-in-law.
My mother-in-law had passed away. It was a shock, she was in pretty good health. She'd passed in her sleep. Eighty seven and a half years old. I don't know if it's because it hasn't hit yet or everyone is pretty much okay with it, but no one seems to be deeply affected by her loss. Yes, they are affected, but everyone seems to be moving on quickly.
Then there are the everyday things I need to do, still have paperwork, but it's cooled off considerably this past few days, so I should be able to concentrate. I'm sure it will take me three or four days to catch up, and that's okay.
My clothesline is supposed to be here today. I got clothespins and a bag for them yesterday.
Then there's the living room. Brian got the paint. It's sitting on the coffee table in the living room. I need to get going on that. I'm really stoked about the photo wall. I searched and found these removable mounting things and I won't be using nails or anything like that to hang my pictures. And I won't need to have string or ribbon at the top. I'll place them directly on the wall. I'd love to cover it. I think I've found a way to make the frames for a full sized 13" x 19" sheet of paper. I have to test it out, though.
Brian and Mark went to the company who is taking care of Marion's cremation yesterday and Brian saw a Foster Freeze, so we're going there for dinner tonight. They used to have one fairly close by, but it's been years. It's a Greek Chicken place now.
Anyway, that's the update. Not a real good one, but life goes on.
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