Sunday, June 29, 2008

Busy Saturday

Saturday is a blur to me. By the time I got home that night I was exhausted. Barely enough energy left to get a much needed shower and collapse on the sofa for some TV before bed. Luckily we stopped for a Big Mac, two for $3.00, for dinner. Now, that's a cheap meal:)

I missed sci-fi Saturday but got to spend the day with three of my favorite people. My daughter, niece and granddaughter. We met at my dad's house to pack up the things he wants to take to North Carolina with him, and have a yard sale of the things he doesn't want to take. Kind of killed two birds with one stone. We spent the whole day there. And we took in more money than we expected, which he can use for the move.

My dad is moving to North Caroline to live with my sister and her husband. He can no longer live alone and for the last month has been staying with long time friends in another part of North Carolina. He loves it there and I can tell when we talk on the phone that the change has been very good for him. He's gone fishing again, something he loves but hasn't been able to do in the last few years, taking care of my mom.

Apparently his friends of forty years live in a nice area where there's mountain views, lakes and lots of mother nature. Dad said they've made him feel very welcomed and comfortable and they've generously offered for him to stay with them. Only problem is, my sister has built an addition onto her home, so sometime in July he'll move on to her place.

I can hear it in his tone that he'd like to stay with his friends. They're his age and have a lot more in common. I told him to think about staying with them a few months out of the year, with Lois and Russ a few months and then come back to Florida during the winter and stay with me. It's a thought. One that might make everyone happy.

The main thing is for dad to be happy and to begin living again. Getting him out of the house he and my mom shared for so long was a start. In July she'll have been gone a year. It was a hard decision but one we had to make.

Saturday was a lot of work but when the three of us girls get together we always have a good time no matter what we're doing. Little Alivia couldn't do much but she was so cute trying. I'm still tired, my back aches, but I feel satisfied that we accomplished what we set out to do.

I'm looking forward to seeing dad when he returns in July.


Sarita Leone said...

It's so good to hear your dad is moving on. And it sounds like your Saturday was wonderfully productive. Great job, Debbie. Thanks for sharing your weekend with us. :)


Kathleen said...

So glad your dad is doing better!

Debbie Wallace said...

Thanks ladies. It's a big relief to all of us.