My former step-children turned 39 & 35 today. It stuck me weird because it doesn’t seem like they should be that old. Cami just had a baby. Then it made me feel old. Then I remembered that ExH is 13 years older than me & there’s only a 7 year age difference between me & Craig.
LilBro wondered this morning what is going to happen to Auntie La’s house… “I hope Tony or Jack don’t get it. It will be a party house & trashed in no time.”
It’s a little simple ranch, but it sits on a hill over Lake Superior.
Part of me wanted to LOL because he was that party scene. I had to report BigGreenTruck & my ATV as missing. It took me 3 weeks to get them back.
I said their house too has been on my mind… as well as my house & my will. It leaves JeanBean with everything with the exception that she takes care of the house for LilBro. So we talked about my house & my will. He point blank looked at me & said “I cannot afford the property taxes & water bills here & not depending on someone else to pay the bills.”
We had this discussion because Mom’s two houses went to sisters & then eventually foreclosed on.
My will won’t be changing anytime soon … but he got me thinking “What happens with ZooSweetZoo when I’m gone?”
My aunt Loretta passed away today. I’ll be up home for a funeral.
It wasn’t too long ago I wanted my family to get together to take a picture of us in front of “Chico II”, the second fire truck named after Dad. I wanted us to get together when it wasn’t for a funeral.
If my siblings don’t want to be there, I’m going to get a picture of myself by that truck. Dad deserves it .
Just before BabySis’s birthday she asked for that picture of her in the green dress. It’s the most adorable picture … she’s a chubby baby & lifting up her dress pointing at her leg. One of those pictures that everyone remembers.
I have most of our family pictures from Mom. There’s 2 boxes that I gave to my sisters to go through.
The pictures I have are in a lot of formats … they date back to when just after Mom & Dad married.
When I look at the number of pictures in those boxes, I know where us kids got our capture our life on picture
That’s my cheerleader chant running in my head lately when it comes to house remodels. I’ve never been one to focus on a single project. I jump around to what inspires me & what I can afford/need at the time.
The cheer in my head really goes like this: F-O- *y-o-u* -C- *y-o-u* *oh-you* -S
I think my problem is that I stick a lot of extra syllables in that word.
Whatever goes on in my head, I did get a lot accomplished the past month. The major one was the garage roof repaired & re-roofed. Not needed, but wanted was some new cabinet organization drawers built, a natural gas grill purchased, and gas line stub-out to outside done. All without having to hire out much help… but the help I’ve had both free (LilBro) and hired have been amazing.