Monday, September 8, 2008

Where I've been...

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.  

14 comments:

Mari said...

That's exciting news, but it will keep you busy. You'll have lots to blog about when you move though! I wasn't reading your blog in November so didn't know your sisters history. I'll add her to my prayer list, and your parents too. I can see that this would be really hard for them.

Momma Roar said...

Yay about the house! Now, you say you got that for how much? ;-)

Benjamin Moore - Blanched Almond with Timid White trim :)

I will keep your sister in my prayers! Thanks for updating as to what is going on so we can pray!

HUGS!

Greg and Shara said...

Very excited for you and a new house! I know this one has a dishwasher...right?
I'll be praying for your family! Praying your visit goes well and that you can be a blessing to her.

keenbliss said...

Hey, I knew you've had a lot going on with the house, but oh my. You'll be so happy to finally get in there. Our big shipment comes Thu, and of course E can't be home. His mom flies in today, but her flight is going to be late and she will miss her bus from Heathrow to here. I have no idea how to contact her, or if she will be able to get on another bus, so I'm waiting for her to contact me about when and where to pick her up. And of course, E has something he absolutely can't leave today. I love moving!

krista said...

Knew you had a lot going on...thanks for the update. Will definately be praying that all the details fall into place and God provides adequate time, wisdom, and rest to accomplish what needs to happen. And I hope your visit with Lisa goes better than you anticipate. Love ya dear friend!

Krazy Fam said...

1st Off, Congrats on the house. I know that is a BIG, HUGE deal for any move! :)

2nd, thanks for the update on Lisa. I remember you explaining the situation a little bit last year, but no, I didn't read it in your blog. She is lucky to have all of you as her family. And you are lucky to have her.

Growin' with it! said...

moving....WOA! stressful but exciting! hope it all goes smooth for you. and i love to paint so i sure wish we lived closer to each other!

i didn't know you had a sister and what a wonderful relationship that is. big transitions for all of you so i hope to hear of God's sweet and loving hand orchestrating all the details out with ease!

John and Amanda said...

How exciting about the house! Can't wait to see pictures!

I'll be praying for the 'reunion' between you and your sister, too.

Dave and Jenni said...

Congrats on your new house! I can't wait to see pictures!!

Thank you for sharing about your sister. I will be praying for her and for your family.

Mrs. Fix said...

Nancy told me about your house -- I'm so excited. Let me know if you need help moving! And we will be praying for you, your family and most importantly, your sister.

Monica said...

congrats on the house! Good luck with the packing, moving, painting, getting settled etc.
Saying a prayer for your sister =)

Kristen said...

I have missed you, friend!

Yay about the house - I am so excited for you! I can't wait to see pictures :o)

Thanks for sharing about your sister. I will be praying for you and your family. I pray her appointment went well and you are able to visit her next week.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Praying for Lisa and you all as you ease into this. Thanks for the update.

I want to know where the house is!!!!

Janelle said...

The house is wonderful new, friend. It will feel so good to be settled as a family again.

I am clicking over to read about your sister. Thanks for sharing.