Sunday, February 23, 2014


Went to a "cousins Luncheon" today and had a very good time.  Vickie fixed a wonderful meal, we looked at some old pictures, and had a fun visit.

Has been a crazy weekend regarding Mom's house. Have someone who looked at it to rent, they had not called back yet when the realtor called to see if we rented yet, as she had a buyer.  When we got home had a message the renter wanted the house. After talking to the realtor later, the buyers wanted to offer a deal that was not great, 74,000 and us pay 3000 of their closing. Told her would do 79,000 and pay the costs. Then it got more complicated as they would have to get an appraisal from loan co.  We decided if we messed around with the buyer since they wanted us to come down more, we might lose a buyer and a renter.  So we are going to become landlords at least for a year. The renter wants to sign an agreement for 1 year.
At least we can finally get some money coming the other way as we are into over 10,000 spent over the past few years for expenses with nothing coming in from it.

Think maybe I can do a happy dance.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


Jim's family came Thurs. Feb 13th.  It was a nice winter break.  We had a good time visiting.  All of the kids except Eric who was out of town got to see them.  We had a great time visiting and catching up, after not seeing each other for a long time. 


Have not had a flair up in any joints for a long time, but Sat, 15th wrist began hurting and by end of day back of hads had inflamation and were painful.  Have been taking Ibuprofen and pain pills, with heat treatments and by tonight it looks like it is fading away. Know after I sleep tonight I will wake up stiff and hurting, but movement and heat will get them moving.  I can make a fist tonight.

Hope my Methotrexate treatment is not going to begin to fail.


Feb 10th I closed Mom's bank account out.  Had an unexpected meltdown after I left the bank. Guess I am not ready to watch the music and pictures from her service yet.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


I saw a Valentine Balloon the other day and thought,  "I need to get one of those for Mom".  Guess I will have those moments.