Though not much. What I’ve failed to chronicle here, is the fact that I bought the property in WV to retire to and the people who sold it to us committed various incidents of fraud during the transaction. We got someone to do the necessary repairs, only to find that he may have been dealing drugs from our property in our absence during the week.
The home on the property, though it got a great inspection prior to the sale, should have been condemned because of the sills and substructure of the house were sawdust from the termite damage. The local area is so remote that no city lawyers will come and fight the fight for us and the county lawyers all went to school with the guy we bought from and won’t fight against him. I’ve been up here, every weekend, communicating with the amazing contractor that we finally hired and hauling materials up on weekends. This is the “house that Craigslist” built. Actually, Curtis and his crew are doing the work, but we have bought many of the materials from craigslist, at great prices and getting things that are very unique and lovely. I got some Italian, hand-made stained glass windows, and beautiful casement windows for the house this week.
The only bathroom and the kitchen have been scraped off, and we have no power at the house. We brought the RV up and have it on the RV lot, but the seal is broken on the loo, so we don’t dare turn the water on. Similarly, we are out of propane and the local propane dealer has a problem with his pump, so I’m roughing it. I miss my cutie. We should be spending some fun time together, but he has weekends in Richmond and I have them here. On weekdays, he works days and I work evenings! Somehow, I’ve got to find joy in this season of our lives.
It is fun anticipating the birth of our first grandbaby. Only 2 months left. I’ve always wanted a nickname and it seems like grandmotherhood is the time in life when all mothers seem to acquire a new one. Since I’ve never had one, I’m very excited to make this acquisition.