Saturday, September 3, 2016

Hello From Wisconsin

Hello from Wisconsin! It has been an eventful couple of days. The kids met with the bank and they are approved for a mortgage!! That made them both very happy. They met with a realtor/friend of the family last night and there are several houses in their price range. More smiles. Over the next few days I hope to preview the houses while they are working and then set up follow up showings for the ones that make the cut. They were able to have access to their home today. With the help of Jim and Joni, their trailer, JJ, Matt and I we were able to retrieve vast amount of their belongings. Really the only things that we didn't take out were a couple couches, the dishes, one bed and some bedding. Everything else is in a very full storage unit.

Joni supervising the loading.

Kelley had her first day with her new kindergarten class and came home smiling. I don't know who had more fun - the teacher or the students. She's off to a great start.

We are are so thankful for all the offers of assistance. The outpouring of support speaks not only to the character of those who offer, but also to Matt and Kelley. They are loved! Thank you everyone!


Jim and Matt securing another load.

It was strange being here in Wisconsin while Mike was in Florida with the boat preparing for a hurricane. We have found over the years that there are times in a marriage that you need to divide and conquer obstacles in your path. I just wish we didn't need to be on opposite ends of the continent to do that. This is the furthest we have ever been apart. And while I am happy to be here...I sure miss Mike. Thank you Mike, for recognizing that I needed to be here, probably more than I realized.


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