I know, I haven't posted in a few days. Did you miss me? It has not been for lack of material. We found a house. It's about a half hour north of where our previous house in Maryland is. If you live close by and want more details, email me. We are hoping to close on Friday, paint on Friday and Saturday (by a team of professionals...we're not THAT crazy), and move in on Monday. This brilliant plan all hinges on the VA appraisal happening this week. As if there aren't enough details to figure out, we changed mortgage companies on Saturday (after spending three hours on the phone on Friday). It's a long, crazy story. We really like our new lender, but he didn't call me back to update me on the status of the appraisal today (grrr), and so my plans for the rest of the week are a bit up in the air. I am buried in emails from moving companies, paint samples, and thoughts of packing (a little less thinking and a little more acting in this arena would be good). I have lots of stuff I want to post, but blogging is just not my biggest priority for the next two weeks....but I miss your comments, and I wanted to let you know I am here.
Also, for those of you who were not reading my blog last November (which is most of you) and don't know anything about my sister, click here. Lisa is still in the home I talked about in that post, and we couldn't be happier with the staff and her care. She is still not herself, and we pray that we will have the sister/daughter back that we know and love. It was recommended that we not see Lisa for several weeks to help her transition and so that they could complete several doctor appointments she needs. She seems to regress and act out after conversations with us, probably because it is hard for her to let go of more functional chapters of her life. On Wednesday, she is scheduled for a sedation dentistry appointment, and we are praying she cooperates. She had to have a physical, cardiology appointment, and a consultation leading up to this, and those tests will all be void and need to be repeated if this appointment doesn't happen on Wed. Please pray. Also, Lisa's birthday is next Tuesday, the 16th. I am planning to go to see her that day, the first time since I've been home.
So, those are most of the updates I have for now. I will continue to check in as I am able, and will try to get back to some regular posting when my life is more regular.