Eastern Utah
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Monday, December 6, 2021

I'm still here!

We are currently staying in a house that belongs to a friend of Jeannie's.  She wants to rent it out but since it needs many repairs, Donald is going to do some work for her in exchange for rent.  He has already made quite a difference.  That man is simply amazing - he can do just about anything he sets his mind to do!

I haven't been feeling well, and just taking one day at a time.  I think I'm doing a little better than I did last week.

Jeannie & Donald drive out every week to see the progress on the house, and yesterday I went with them.  It is really coming along, and now the house is kept locked since all the plumbing and electrical work is in.  Jeannie got the key so we were able to enter and see everything first-hand.  It's beginning to take on the looks of a house nearly finished compared to just a house in progress.  I also was surprised to see that so many of the homes in the new development are the "Next-Gen" model - large house with separate quarters for in-laws or adult children, etc.  So I won't be the only older person there, although I will certainly be one of the oldest!

My son, Steve, who lives quite near to our new location, was there with his two kids; we walked through my unit and talked about various issues and how I can make best use of my space.  It looks a little smaller to me now than I had noticed before the walls were up, but when I really think about it, it's going to be perfect for my needs.

I'm sitting on the sofa while typing this, and as he likes to do, Rocky slips in behind me so that I have to move closer to the edge.  But he stays comfortable and warm,  wedged between me and the back of the sofa!


  1. Sounds like a good deal Donald is doing a good deal for the home owner and for you all to have a place to stay. Seems the house is moving right along.

    1. It's a win-win situation for all of us! The only thing I dislike about it is the loss of at least half the back yard because of the pool! It is drained and fenced all the way around - in fact, the fencing keeps me from being able to access the lemon tree/bush over in the corner which is full of gorgeous yellow lemons!

  2. Jeannie could not have found a better man as a husband/father/son and human being. From the years I have been reading your blog I can see how much you love and value him and very deservingly so.

    Glad he worked out an even exchange in lieu of rent and the homeowner I am sure will be pleased as hiring a handyman is very expensive and you never know who you are hiring.

    I hope you get to feeling better.