Time sure flies when one is having fun! It hasn’t all been play, but I’d say even the work has been fascinating. Its been fantastic seeing everyone, catching up with the latest news. One of the nephews owns a pizza joint in town – its the best pizza I’ve had since Oklahoma City. Hope to snatch another before I leave town. Home cooked meals have been awesome too. I now wish I could stay the whole summer… well, that will have to be another time.
|Easter bunny loose in PA|
My two sis-in-laws have been working steady on their Mother’s house My favorite ex-Mother-in-law, Ginny, was a collector of fascinating goodies… considering she had never moved and had lived in the same house for over 60 years – it was only natural that things found in the home, in some unlikely places, even in likely places would keep gathering… I was impressed with how much they had done… A sale is coming up in May of the contents, even the house will be up for sale. Lots of wonderful memories in this house.
|Salt & Pepper shakers|
I helped Ginny acquire some of these salt and pepper shakers in our travels. Not one set is the same. And the picture above only shows a small fraction of them. Most of the heirlooms have been passed out to the families here, but there’s more then enough to fill the house for the pending sale. Some of the unique finds in the house – all in their original boxes – glass breast pump, hair clippers, Rockwell plates, board games, and lots of lace doilies. There are hundreds upon hundreds of books – some real classics!!! Many quite old, all well read over and over.
I originally had no plans to return to Alaska this summer. It would have been my first summer out in over 20 years. Alas… the pending sale of my home put me in a wishy-washy state of mind. You see last summer, between working the Camp Host job, I worked non-stop on my storage trying to find all that I needed to satisfy the court. I did not complete the task then, but it will all be due when we close on the house. So… I decided yesterday to just go, get the work down, deliver it and it won’t matter when the house sells.
When I leave here, I will enjoy the road once again. After Minnesota – no known friends or family. Regroup in Washington before I head north. Some 3000 plus miles will be covered soon. Looking forward to it, but I’m not leaving yet. Stay tuned…