Sunday the 9th, was a big day. I take that back. It was a huge day.
Kalissa and I took the boys to church. During services we heard that the lady who went to our church who acted much like a grandma to Kalissa had been moved to the nursing home. We decided after church to bring her flowers and the church bulletin.
We had a nice visit. We kept it short as Carver was antsy but it was so nice….and short visits are okay. She had heard that Kramer had passed away and sent along her condolences. I am so glad we went.
From there…Home. Kalissa and I decided to go ahead with plans for the garage sale for the weekend. It will be Thursday and Friday 4-7 and then Saturday morning. We are known for our EPIC garage sales and hope this one will be no different.
It started with LOTS of garage cleaning. Our garage had gotten to be a holding bin of unfinished projects. The last six month here, Kramer didn’t do anything in the garage. That means none of the old projects got refinished and none of the new projects (yes he bought more while he was sick) got touched. Going in the garage was pretty depressing. It was a museum of good intentions. It made all of sad to see…it made us feel like Kramer lived an unfinished life. I started making decisions….what did I want to try to fix myself? What could I fix with a little help that I wanted to keep? Everything else was getting sold on the garage sale.
It took a couple hours but WOW. My garage was actually nice and more spacious than ever.
After that, Craig said, “Let’s get those plants planted.” Well, who am I to not take help so…we tackled the plants.
We got several outside plants from the funeral. Kramer and I hadn’t landscaped or planted plants the front side on the house to the south. We weren’t sure what we wanted and we are kind of “do it as we can afford it people”. So this waited. Well we got in PERFECT plants…hydrangeas and bridal wreath spirea.
I set the plants out where I wanted them and Craig went to work. He’s such a trooper.
Of course little can be done without around here that Carver isn’t a part of!!
This hydrangea totally perked up after a good soaking!
Kalissa grabbed some really cute pictures of Carver. Aren’t they cute??
All in…now it was time for a beer and supper!
I am pleased with it.
Remember I saved this landscape edging from the local church rectory when they tore it down. Well I’ve finished all the projects I was hoping to with it. I’m so thankful I saved that!! It’s been the perfect thing. I love that it matches the color of the porch cement.
The final touch we put up the wind chime we were given as a memorial.
It’s one of my favorite things. Hearing it is a bit of whisper of a happier memory. I highly recommend a wind chime as a gift when a loved one has passed.
Here’s how the house looks now. There are some things I still want to do but slowly it’s coming all together.
More than ever I am working on house projects. Kramer and I both so loved the house. When I’m working it’s so easy to think of him. I know he’d love how things are coming along.
Thanks so much to everyone who gave us plants for outside. It’s been good for me….and the house looks better than ever.
..and as always…thanks to Craig, Kalissa, Carver and little Gannon. They are the best help.