Saturday, December 15, 2012

15 December 2012

WOW does life move quickly.   I've always heard the older you get the faster it goes!  I think that's true.    It's been since November since I last posted and lots has happened.   We had a great visit with RVer friends Don and Fannie and I'm already looking forward to the next time we meet.    6 November my Aunt Janet passed away.   Mom seemed really sad after that, even though she's unable to verbalize anything so Chris and I headed to Oak Hill to spend more time with her.   She seems to really enjoy our visits and Chris' dog, Lady, makes her smile.    Lady is a great dog to have around the elderly.   I really don't understand why Pit Bulls have such a bad rep.

We headed back to Jax right before Thanksgiving with Mom back to her "always smiling" self.    Then, our focus turned to beginning to de-clutter our Jax home so that we can put it on the market by the Spring.    San Marco duplex went on the market the end of November and we signed a contract on 12 December.    I'm hoping all inspections, appraisal, buyer financing go as planned and we sit at a closing table on 11 Feb 13.   

The sad part is on 5 December Mom slipped into a coma like state and passed away 9 December 2012,  2 days before her 87th birthday.    I am thankful for the time we had and know she's in a much better place with the Lord.    It's been quite the year around here.  First my Dad, then my Aunt, and now Mom.

Joyce Arrie Rouse Brown
11 Dec 1925 - 09 Dec 2012

Vanessa, our daughter, was able to fly in from Utah for Mom's funeral.   Great to see her.  The fire pit I built was well used last week.

Raymond is off for two weeks beginning 22 December, so we plan to be in Oak Hill for Christmas and begin getting some things done there.

My Etsy Shop is getting more noticed and I've been busy with making more Note Cards and Gift Wrapping paper ribbons this past few weeks.   I'm hoping to get a few more designs made, photographed and posted this weekend.    Weather in Jax is about 60 degrees and cloudy.    NCAA Bowls start today!!!     I hate to see football coming to the end of it's season.

Merry Christmas & a very Happy New Year!!!!!  

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