Jeannie & Donald just received word this morning that their house sold after being on the market for about a week. After doing a thorough cleaning, she and Arianna stayed with me for the past week, and Donald and Autumn stayed with his Mom. I believe it sold to the first viewer, but Jeannie & Donald had it in perfect condition - even the two girls helped immensely with little "fix-its" that needed attention.
I'm looking forward to viewing houses in the area where they want to move, and hope we can find something with a nice in-law suite!
Meanwhile I am planting my garden, and have quite a few tomato plants that I've grown from seed - I gave about half of them to Steve & Meg, and I just planted the rest of them this morning. I read recently that tomatoes can be transplanted several times with no harm to the plants or the fruit, so I wanted to get them into the ground as soon as possible where their roots can spread.
I have a monumental task before me - getting rid of things I can't or shouldn't take with me when I move. I have always been a "saver" (more like a pack-rat!) and it's difficult to let go of sentimental things. These days, most things are sentimental to me, but I am trying to steel myself from the inevitable loss of some of my belongings. It will probably be a relief.
The funeral mass for Amy is scheduled for this coming Thursday. Amy's daughters wanted the old retired priest to officiate - he was in charge at the church and school when Amy's kids were little. Jeannie's daughter (Ara also went to the same school and is about the same age as Amy's girls.)
I haven't been posting a lot lately, and I don't think I mentioned that I believe my cancer is back. The oncologist told me it would probably return, but that the treatment worked well and that is probably what I will get again this time. I'm anxious to get started on it. The treatment itself was a breeze, but the biopsy was the worst part of it all. I am not going to agree to another biopsy, as I think the test results are quite clear and the biopsy was horribly painful. For some reason, a patient in the past was given a shot for pain meds for the biopsy and subsequently died, so they won't do it anymore. I'm not having it, and will insist on something for pain. The pain actually lasted a couple of weeks and was worse than anything I have suffered in years! I normally don't take anything for mild pain, but will bend a little this time (if I have to undergo a biopsy.) I have felt so drained of energy the past few months and should have realized what was wrong, but the pandemic has kept me at home for the past year for the most part. I look forward to feeling alive and well again, and anticipating a move to a new place is just icing on the cake!
I think Sacramento has reached summer weather, which seems early to me although it is probably normal. I don't mind anything up to 90 degrees, but after that it's awful! There has been a beautiful breeze blowing, so I'm happy with the weather right now and the warmth is good for my tomato plants!