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!