I haven’t done any “project” posts in awhile now so I thought I’d better slip one in while I have a spare moment. This past week has been spent moving my in-laws, who are 93 and 94, into a retirement community just minutes away from our home. Up until now they’ve lived a good distance from us (anywhere from one to two hours by car, depending on traffic). They’ve been living independently but it was getting too hard, and too dangerous for them. This is a picture of them last July out on our boat.
The move happened pretty quickly and came after my father-in-law began feeling too weak to keep up on everything in his home. They looked at the retirement community near us on Memorial Day and decided they would move in the very next week! This past week has been spent packing, moving and unpacking (we hired two wonderful women from a company called Smooth Transitions who are very skilled at helping seniors downsize). We’ve also been busy shopping for some new things and trying to make their new place feel like home. Today we’re meeting with their Realtor as it looks like they already have a full price offer on their old house, and on Thursday I’m meeting with an estate sale person to see how we can most effectively get their old place cleared. This move is a good thing but it has been pretty traumatic for them as they’ve had to downsize considerably. It will be so much better to have them closer to us but I know that it also means some life changes for us as well. It is a very good thing!
Sooo . . . I’ve been in the process of creating a message center in the entry hall off my garage, a place to hang my purse, organize the mail, leave notes for Mr. OTN, etc. One of the first items for my wall is this chicken wire message board.
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