View From My Window

Friday, September 30, 2022 — We’re at the end of another month–some parts of this past year were a bit rough, but we’ve managed to get through it. I have to admit that taking the house off the market is a relief, even though I want desperately to downsize and have a smaller place, I’m not about to sell this home at less than its worth and the market isn’t being realistic right now. So, we wait, and enjoy our lovely home with its fantastic view. All things work out for the best in the end. I know this decision makes my kids and our niece happy–Happiness is… LOL And it’s a load off my shoulders, wondering how we would get the escrows to coincide, much less what we would find to purchase that would be worth buying. It’ll take time…

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I took delivery of the two quilts this morning. They turned out GORGEOUS. I messed up in measuring for the backing on one of the quilts but my friend pulled fabric from her stash (and didn’t charge me for it!!) and it tied the quilt together beautifully. So now it’s up to me to get the quilts trimmed up, binding cut and attached and then hand sewing the binding down to the back of the quilt. Oh, and labels — must not forget labels!

As she was leaving this morning, my quilting friend asked me if I had a support group and I said, “Not really. It’s been a couple of years of transition after our initial coordinator retired and the young people who followed couldn’t begin to cover things the way the previous coordinator had. But then, the previous coordinator had been doing it for years, so the experience made a difference in the way things were handled.” She said she hoped I would find a group here in town because it made a huge difference if you could meet one on one with others, discussing your situations and helping one another wade through the disease process and the medical process in obtaining care for your loved one.

Be safe, be well and take care of yourself. Remember to find a moment of quiet in each day so you can enjoy life (even with all its misery, it’s still a beautiful thing). And be sure to tell those you love that you love them.


About tehachap

Happily married and retired, my hobbies are quilting, reading and anything to do with trains (watching, photographing and running them in our G scale garden railroad). My husband and I have truly enjoyed our retirement, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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4 Responses to View From My Window

  1. Cop Car says:

    Photos. I want photos of your quilts.

    The nearest support group, for me, meets at 6:30 in the evening – an awkward time, in my life. Anytime during the day would be better. One of these days, I’ll break out and go, though, I’m sure. Somehow, between you and Bonnie, and with the help of Dr E of When Dementia Knocks, I feel as though I have an outlet/support group.

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  2. Cop Car says:

    P.S. I have added a “Follow” button at the bottom of the right-hand column of my blog. It was easy to add, but I had never thought of doing so in my blogging since 2002 or 2003. (It was kind of you to be interested in following!)


  3. 67andgood says:

    I wonder if you could ask your quilting group or train group if anyone knows of a support group for you and Robert. It would be wonderful if a train aficionado could visit with Robert a few hours a week. I would love to see the new quilts too.


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