An interesting turn of events

Tuesday and Wednesday were my days off, and that’s when I did all the job hunting I wrote about in my last post.  I believe I have been hired at Tea Thyme In Door County which is owned by the women that live across the street from us.  I’m to meet with Karen on Monday morning at 10:00 to firm that up a bit.  So far, they are talking about needing me for ten hours a week in the mornings. Continue reading

House dedication

Today was the Big Day we’ve been working toward.  We got up this morning and took the bedding off the hide-a-bed we’ve been sleeping on in the living room and turned it back into a couch.  We cleaned and prepared food and got ready for people to come to our house dedication which we had told everyone would start at 2:00.  Our first guests arrived at 2:45. Continue reading

Shopping!

I had saved about $600 from my pay at H&R Block with which to get furniture.  I figured it might be enough to get me a dining room table and chairs, and hopefully a small dresser as well.  I asked my friend, Judy Boldt, a thrift shopper extraordinaire and the president of my Wisconsin fan club, to take me thrift shopping.  She has spent the last two days taking me to thrift stores from Sturgeon Bay to Sister Bay. Continue reading

From La Grande, OR

My last day of work was on Tuesday, the 18th, and Tuesday evening Mark and I began to pack the accumulation of furniture and clothing that family had given us into the back of our truck.  Wednesday morning, I took Mark around with me to say goodbye to Mom’s neighbors whom I’d gotten to know.  We left Mom’s house and stopped in Vancouver to have lunch with Mark’s mom.  Then we headed up to Lynden, WA to get the rest of our stuff out of storage. Continue reading