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It’s A Holiday And We Worked!

All of my fingers were injured in the 4th of July fireworks. My closest friends say that they can’t count on me anymore.

We beat the rooster up this morning!  I headed to Casa Valencia to hang up the chandelier while Mary finished marking the items to be moved.  I also went by the Salvation Army, but they are VERY choosey on what they will take.  Good Will, on the other hand, will take almost anything!

Yes indeed!

After sizing up the chandelier task, I called for assistance. Bob Z. came over, and we hung the chandelier.  It took two people, but it is up and solidly mounted to the ceiling.  Bob is great to work with as we read each other’s minds.  Bob asked if perhaps we should move it ourselves and save money.  He thought he could do it in one trip!

We analyzed the situation and decided no; we would let the pros do the job!

Just as Bob and I headed to Casa Valencia, Diane showed up to help Mary through some of the packing activity.  Having moral support is essential, especially after leaving home after a quarter of a century.

I kept asking if I should turn on the power source or not!!!

We discovered the downlight was burnt out, so we got replacement LED’s, and now the light is brighter yet.  I am going to replace the lights with LED lights as soon as possible.

It really looks good!

Bob departed from Casa Valencia to head home, and I continued to work for a bit.  My feeling was Mary was hungry, so I stopped by Subway and brought her lunch at 4:00 PM. Mary said, “I’m so hungry I could eat a horse and chase the rider.”

The packers showed up around 2:00 PM and went to work.  Magically all the pictures and things were wrapped and ready for the movers tomorrow at 7:30 AM.

Ready to go!

Mary labeled everything, including Scout The Wonder Dog.  The tag on my forehead said, “If misbehaving, put into broom closet!”  It was hard to believe that two hours earlier, the place almost resembled a home.  Mary was well organized and made the packer’s job easy.

Ready for the packers to do their thing!

We took Precious over to Jan’s house for a week’s visit since our garage will be a staging area for the next week or so.  We had a glass of vino with Jan and then came to Mary’s and did a double back-flip into the hot tub. We laughed and giggled and then talked about tomorrow being the day we open our drawers and put our things together! (Pun intended!)

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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