Wednesday, June 29, 2022 — We had a very nice day yesterday. The couple next door operate an Air BnB in the lower level of their home. I received a Facebook message that said they would be having guests from the U.K. and the couple were interested in garden railroads. They had mentioned that they would like a closer look at our railroad if it were possible. I told the neighbor I would watch out for the couple and make contact with them.
I had one loaf of banana bread left in the freezer, so yesterday morning, after the weed clearing serviceman finished his work, I went out to the fence between our properties and called out to the couple who were there in the back yard of the BnB. I handed the loaf of bread over the fence to the wife and said if they would like a tour of the railroad, to come over any time. Well, they did and we had a very nice visit. Come to find out, the husband is subscribed to the Tehachapi Live Trains at Cable and Air BnB. An hour or more later, they left to return to the BnB but were very appreciative of the tour of our home and the Sunset Pacific Ry. They said they would love to be able to buy it but they wouldn’t be able to because of their citizenship in the U.K.
One of the parts of caring for my husband is having to think about the ultimate reality of his disease process. I try to care for him as though he will live beyond my time, even as I realize that may not be the case. That said, this morning I received a call from the title company about how the new home should be titled. Considering Robert’s continuing mental decline, they tactfully suggested that I put only my name on the new place since eventually Robert won’t be cognizant enough to sign any documents regarding the sale of the new home, should I ever want to sell it. Right now, this house is in a trust and I didn’t know how to take it out of the trust and transfer the trust to the new place. So I placed a call to our attorney and now have an appointment next month to make an ‘amended and re-stated’ trust where I will become sole trustee and the trust will be the beneficiary. Still trying to dodge the tax man! I have to chuckle as one of my blogging friends just very skillfully/thankfully dodged the tax man in her town. She (like me) keeps good records and could prove that she had paid her taxes before they were due, so she didn’t owe any money now. Kudos to those who keep good records!
Life continues on, and we do what we can to keep it running smoothly. This upcoming weekend is the 4th of July weekend and I’m sure it will be a busy time. Tehachapi is a really neat place to visit and we get a lot of people coming to celebrate the 4th here. Watching fireworks from the back deck on the Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum is a real treat. The hillside across the valley from us (on this side of the train tracks) is a popular place to watch the fireworks and we always watch for the line of car headlights strung along the top of the hill. LOL So cool…
Do take care and stay safe this weekend. Know that you are loved and you are one very special person. I’m adding a link to a post called “The Jupiter Effect” by a new online writer/friend, Dan Anton. I highly recommend you read it. It imparts my own belief that we are each important in this life. Blessings to all. And be sure to tell those you love that you love them!!!