Gate Guarding

Gate Guarding

Friday, August 21, 2009

Closing in on Retirement and New Great Granddaughter

I know it has been awhile since I posted anything. I have been sick with an upper respiratory infection and have felt really bad for the last couple of weeks. No excuse really, but just haven't felt like doing much.

I have one more day until retirement!! My last day will be Monday, August 24th!  Yipee!!!


We have some great news! Our granddaughter Crystal, had her baby on August 12th!! Brylee weighed in at 8 pounds. We were sent a couple of photos of her and I took the rest off of 

Brilee 081209


Tyrel Crystal and Brylee


Jaelynn and Brylee

She is adorable! She also looks very alert for someone just a few hours old. We will be seeing Crystal and Brylee next week when we make our way west to see them and Dana, Russell, Brit, Dakoda, Sam, Ashley & Jaelynn in Plains, Ks. We will also either stop in Kingman first to see Teri, Lynnie, Kyle, Samantha, Ryan & Jaden for a couple of days or see them in Plains at Dana's.

Britny has her first volleyball game of the season on Tuesday, Sept 1st so we will be there to watch her play. That is one thing that we will enjoy about our retirement, being able to spend more time with our kids and grandkids!!!

After the visit to Plains we will head south to Amarillo to see Chris & Dusty for a few days. We only see them about 1-2 times a year so this will be a good visit. They both work so we will visit around their schedules.

Mac's sister, Linda, and her daughter Jan and two boys will be in Amarillo over Labor Day weekend so we will get to see them also.

Then we will leave Amarillo on Friday, Sept. 11th and head west to Lamar, Colorado for a Cousins Reunion. Mac hasn't seen some of his cousins for several years and with all of our ages you just never know what might happen.

I need to try to do the same with my cousins also. Some of them I have seen recently but some of them I haven't seen in many years!

My mom has been in the hospital again and is now in a Re-hab facility just 8 miles away. She is doing better but not sure how long she will be there. She's still having breathing problems and the therapy is pretty hard on her.

We listed our Pontoon boat on craigslist on Tuesday morning and in less than 24 hours we had had 40 phone calls and 8 emails about it.


We sold it on Wednesday! Some of the people were not happy that we didn't wait and give them an opportunity to buy it but you just never know what will happen so we sold it to the first person that came to look with money in hand. He is picking it up on Friday afternoon.

Now if we can just sell or get rid of the rest of the stuff inside of this house so we can finish the work we need to do inside and get this house listed to sell! We have decided to have a garage sale the end of September when there is a City-Wide Sale day here in town....there are hundreds of people that show up that weekend just for those sales. Hopefully we will be able to get rid of a lot of stuff. Then we will donate some other things and take some things to the local auction to get rid of. We have told the kids that if there is anything that they want to let us know. We will try to split up some of those things between them.

Well, I had better get this finished because the man is here to pick up the pontoon!

Hugs to all!!!


Bob and Molly said...

Congrats on the new "grand"! Enjoy your retirement and travels!
Hope to see you soon!

Marcia and Joe said...

Congrats on the retirement. The great grand is gorgeoud. What a head of hair. Enjoy yourselves hope to see you down the road.

Anonymous said...

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Joe and Sherri said...

Great...I don't blame you sell to the guy with the cash in hand. I hope you are careful on your journey. Please let us know how things are going. Miss you guys and can't wait to meet up.