Here we are, on the cusp of summertime and so begins the rains. We’ve been lucky thus far that its rained only at night so far; but I’m sure the normal afternoon monsoons will start soon.
My son & I have been looking at new places to live and we may have found one. We shall have to wait and see if all goes well. It’s been a tough couple of weeks with us finding, then viewing, then finding more places and viewing, in a seemingly endless cycle of disappointments.
What has made these trips worse has been the fact that my ear infections have progressed to the “worse” stage and my vertigo is strongly asserting itself into my life and causing me intense dizziness to the point of severe nausea. Not even sea sickness bands or tablets have provided any relief at all. It’s a nightmare. My only hope is that next week, when the ENT places tubes in my ears, it will help.
My son passed his driving test today, so he’s finally street legal. Finally got an appt with the advisor at the college. Looking good for the scholarship to pay for it and we’re working toward being settled into a new place before he starts in August.
Today’s prize was that everything seemed to be going our way. I’m just waiting for the other shoe to drop. Ha, ha.
The places we looked at today: first one a total bust. Bad neighborhood, duplex, small and not a good place for the pups to live. Not happy with it at all. The second place was nice. Spacious, nice flooring, good neighborhood, quaint, great fenced back yard for the pups and we both agreed we like it.
Cons: Needs washer, dryer, microwave and chicken wire for the fence. The fence is a nice wooden one; but my baby, Honi, could slip right between the slats, so we’ll have to put up some chicken wire, about 2 feet from the ground up, to prevent her from escaping. There are 6 foot privacy fences on both neighbor’s sides. Not a bad little place. I can see the potential of me building up the landscape in the back yard. The yard is just big enough for us to let the pups out for their thing and for any BBQ we may want to do out their.
However, with all the things I need to do for the place, which isn’t a whole lot, I look forward to doing them. I also need to do some more packing. I’ve gone and reduced the number of storage tubs I’ve had in the garage and added a bunch more stuff to the donation boxes. My craft room will be my biggest challenge; but I’m up to it.
I’ve been looking at storage solutions, room ideas, decorating ideas and more, just wanting to change things up a bit. I look forward to the challenges. Of course, my son has many friends who have volunteered to assist us with the move and I am grateful that they’re on board with helping us out. I definitely couldn’t do it without them.
Last Friday, we went to see Incredibles 2 with one of my son’s friends. Not bad for a sequel. It’s great how they will only produce quality stories. I’ve heard that Cars 2 is crap; but since I didn’t care for Cars to begin with, I never watched the other 2 they put out. Anyway, we laughed so hard at the humor and cheered on the supers before going home satisfied with the movie.
My partner at church will be gone for the last two weeks of July and first two weeks of August, so I’ll be “THE” AV gal. My son will take care of the sound portion and we’ll work as a team.
This past week, I watched as our drummer, (the man who had a stroke back in October, whom my son was subbing for) playing like his old self. So great to see where God took him in his health care journey. We are all so grateful that he is back in the band and my son will be his “sub” when he can’t make it in. Such a blessing. God is so good! ❤
Our Pastor was able to come back to church on Saturday as well. He’s been out the last two weeks with stomach issues that seem to be resolving. YEAH! We have an associate Pastor working with us the rest of the summer with our band in order to give our Pastor a break. Another blessing in our lives. God is so Good!!!
My love of this church family is so overwhelming. I absolutely adore them and look forward to the days when we get together. I cannot think of a better family dynamic than ours. We pray together, we share our lives, we cry, we laugh, we love, we learn and we worship the Father, all while singing the praises of the great I AM. We are small; but mighty.
On this journey we call life, don’t forget Who put us here and how much He loves us.