Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's Day...

Today we didn't move anything out, we jus relaxed. Let the Daddies enjoy their day. It was an overall nice day. Minus when my Mom called mad cuz nobody had come in today (we told her we weren't going to yesterday) and I was unable to give her a 100% for sure time that we'd come in tomorrow...I mean I have keys to the house she doesn't NEED to be there...infact she gets in the way so it's best she's not there anyways...but whatever I guess...
Today (according to my Mom) was the 1st Father's Day since my Grandpa died (he died days before father's day last yr...) so she's upset over that...more cuz of the fact that nobody came and took her out to eat for Father's Day or anything like that...she called me up crying over all this and things that were supposedly said...after she hung up I called up my brother to let him know Mom was upset and why...to give him a heads up he'd be getting call after call whining about 1 thing or another (she does this all the time when things don't go 100% her way...)
I don't want this to be all whining over things though...

Grandpa, there's no Apple Blossoms anymore, but I still see them and smell them in my mind. I seen the lilacs blooming in Daddy's yard today, got to smell those. I got me a Strawberry plant...it's growing nicely in a 5gal pail, I'll transport it into the ground next yr when I've built a raised bed for Strawberries. I'd LOVE to find some Raspberries and Blackberries but I've not had any luck so far. I got my dreams of what I will do with all the farmsite land and I know you'll be watching over me while I do it with a proud look on your face saying "there's my Betsy, always loving the plants." Joe's been watching over the farm house, and making himself known more so then ever before...I think he's happy it's back in the family again (Joe is the guy who built the house, my Great-Great-Great-Grandpa...he died on that land...) I think there's someone else watching over the house too, not sure who it is though...guess I'll know with time. Grandma, Daddy is going to take up the Tulips, divide them, and gimme some of them, I'm planning to plant them along with some Iris alongside the steps in the front...I can't wait! I got a Honeysuckle tree in the back, it needs some trimming but it's doing good considering it's not gotten any love an attention for close to 10yrs for sure. I'll be sure to show it the love it needs, same with the Lilac bushes. I miss you guys sooo much, but I'm remembering all you taught me. I will pass it all onto my kids. Soon I will be in the farm house raising my family as my dreams always were...soon I will have my 2acres of garden and fruit trees, with flowers mixed in. it will be a happy place, with a big sandbox under the swingset for the kids, a little play house in the back for them...they'll have a shed jus for outside toys...and I'll be hanging my clothes on the line while watching my kids running around enjoying life.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Figured I Should Update...

I've been super, super busy lately trying to get that house emptied...we're nearly done, but yet it seems like there's sooo much more to get out of there. My Mom seriously has a semi load and then some of stuff...We were able to borrow a 16ft flatbed trailer from a friend of the family, we've moved 5loads (mostly furniture) by that plus 5 loads in the Durango with seats folded down (that pulled the trailer) plus 20+ loads in my van with seats removed, and there's still more to get out! 99% of my stuff is out of there already (material is left) 95% of the overall total between mine and my Mom's stuff is out...the majority of what's left behind still is my Mom's belongings.
In moving ALL of this stuff we've gotten 1 broken pane of glass on a 200+yr old China cabinet (mine) my Daddy accidently put his knee through it...no big deal, my Daddy was not cut when the glass broke which I'm glad of. My Mom however freaked out when she seen the broken panne...I told her "it's mine anyways let it go..." *I* think it adds to it's age, it's never had a broken panne of glass (that I know of) til now.
ALL of this stuff is going into the farm house, we have no where else to put it...it ALL needs to be out of the other house by Fri. There is some of my stuff in my Daddy's garage but the vast majority of things have ended up in the farm house...all piled in the downstairs, me and DH went on Fri to sort it out to get it stacked more neatly so more could fit in there, otherwise we'd be running out of room...
I've been tired, had a couple nights of not sleeping due to stress in all this, but that's past now (I hope anyways) I sooo can't wait for this all to be DONE! then we can focus on getting my Mom into her trailer house (where she is going to put all her stuff I have NO idea...) and focus on getting on with our lives, putting all this behind us.
3 days ago was the 1yr anniversary of my Grandpa dying...it was a hard day, lots of stress mainly. But I got through it, My Grandpa will forever be with me no matter where I go. I feel he is right beside me at times, the times I need him the most...me and my Grandparents were always super close. They were my rock in my life, still are, I cling to the things they taught me and use them in everyday life still to this day. I will always do that I'm sure. My Grandpa and Grandma I know are both happy seeing my dreams of raising my family in the farm house finally coming true...even if right now, it's being used as a storage space for my Mom's things.