View From My Window

Saturday, January 21, 2023 — What an evening this has been… All of my kids are here with us — and I do mean ALL — as in both nieces (yep, the one from Texas flew out as a surprise for me), along with both sons and a friend of the younger son. I’m telling you, I am blessed beyond measure. We’re going to breakfast at Keene in the morning — probably our last time there in this lifetime.

We had to disappear earlier in the afternoon because there was a showing at 3:30 p.m. Thankfully, our ever-diligent realtor came early and was able to put the house back in order in time for the showing. As Robert and I left out my garage door, I saw a woman walking up to the front door–talk about timing! LOL When we were ready to leave the restaurant, I called Lindsay (our realtor) to see if it was o.k. to return home and she said the showing went well and she was already back in her office. I would dearly love to have an offer in hand before we leave for Santee. I have to continue to be patient, but it is difficult.

The kids are all primed to take stuff down and I’m sure we’re not going to take as much as they think we’re going to be taking. Time will tell… my one niece says they’ll take the necessities and then come back in a couple of weeks to take anything we’ve missed. I don’t think that’s going to be possible since the Go2Girlz are going to be selling anything left behind. I told my kids that I really wasn’t attached to anything in the house anymore… it’s served its purpose quite well and now it needs to go to someone else and live another life somewhere else. Less is more…

Robert had a fairly bad day today that got worse as the day wore on. There was a lot going on today and I think that had an effect on him. By 7:30 p.m. he was in the living room (I was on the phone talking to a Depot friend) and he began taking his clothes off… I was curious as to why he was doing it in the living room… he got down to his shorts and then took his clothes and headed to his garage. I quickly got off the phone and then saw he was just getting ready for his evening shower. He still seemed to be a bit out of it, but managed to get his shower, and had his robe on when he came down to the hall to my office. He said he was done…and I asked him if he wanted to be tucked in and he said, “Please.” So I got up and followed him down the hall. It was barely 8 p.m. but it had been a hard day for him with a lot of activity. I’ll be glad to get him set up at the new place and get a new program in place. Having a lot of people in and out and a lot going on is confusing and tiring for him so having a more controlled environment will be a welcome thing, for sure.

Moving day has come and I am more than ready for it. I can feel the relief already. Take good care of yourself–enjoy your life. I told Robert at dinner that I was going to spend the rest of my life enjoying life, and then I ordered Flan for dessert with everything on it!! LOL It felt good.

Each day is a blessing. Take good care of yourself and those you love. And be sure to tell those you love that you love them. Apologize when you’ve wronged someone through word or deed. There is a whole world of possibilities for gratitude–find one and think on it. Be at peace with yourself and others. Blessings to you…


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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19 Responses to View From My Window

  1. Cathy says:

    Hoping all goes well with the move. Raising my glass to you both……here’s to a new life for both of you. Take care Cathy xx

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  2. Sarah says:

    So glad that this is all working out well for you and that the move is so close. I hope you get settled easily and that the house sells quickly!

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  3. Dan Antion says:

    I hope the move goes well. I’m glad you have the support of family. Wishing you all the best in your new place.

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  4. tehachap says:

    Thank you. I am so looking forward to it. There are so many things left undone, but I have faith that all will work out as it should be. Blessings to you…


  5. Ellen Abbott says:

    What a relief for you and lifting of a huge burden. Robert’s care will not rest solely on your shoulders and you can focus on your own well being knowing he is being taken care of.

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    • tehachap says:

      So very true. You always think you have plenty of time, but more often than not, you’re behind the 8-ball and scrambling like mad. I’m blessed to have several excellent scramblers helping me out! LOL


  6. 67andgood says:

    I hope the move goes as well as can be expected. Getting Robert in a smaller place may help with his anxiety….and yours. Good luck.

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    • tehachap says:

      Oh, for sure the smaller place with less action around him will help immensely. And there’s always the airplane activity to distract/amuse him. He love trains, planes and cars! LOL


  7. dkzody says:

    How wonderful you have so mu many there to help you make this major transition. This is not easy for anyone, but if you had to do it all by yourself, it would be even harder. I cannot even imagine myself doing what you are doing, moving so far away. We don’t have family like yours to come in and help out. And as for Robert, I think he is doing very well with all of the chaos spinning around him. I’m younger, and no dementia, but I was in bed at 8 pm and asleep within minutes after a very busy day we had on Friday which finished a very busy week. If I had to process a houseful of company along with everything else, I would be having a meltdown.

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    • tehachap says:

      Yeah… I know what you mean… If I happen to sit in one place for too long, my head drops down and I’m out like a light. LOL Keeping my oxygen on helps a lot. Who knew that it was the cause of my bad days??? Now I’m able to see a direct correlation between the times when I wear my oxygen and when I don’t. :/

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  8. Joanne Noragon says:

    I keep falling asleep here at my desk. Too tired!
    Best of luck to you!

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    • tehachap says:

      That’s one of my favorite places to nap!! LOL Robert and the kids are always on me about falling asleep at my computer–but I swear, it’s GOOOD sleep! LOL Huggers…


  9. China Dream says:

    thank you for the update. I know it is disruptive, but soon… wow.. a new adventure.


  10. tehachap says:

    Oh yes… and I’m so looking forward to it. This house is a true mess right now, but the paperwork for selling this house is ready for the future buyer, 90% of the things we’ll take with us have been packed up and it’ll just be a bit of tidying up before we close and lock the front door and leave. Seems strange after all these years, but it’s a good thing…and I know it’s a good decision. Glad I didn’t wait any longer to make the move. My health really isn’t very good at all, and I’m hoping this move isn’t being done too late. I’m blessed with truly great friends, many of which are right here on line. Communicating with them brings me inner peace and joy. Blessings to you for being one of those friends.

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  11. Cathy says:

    Thinking of you both and wondering how are, have you settled into your new home peacefully – is all well

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  12. dkzody says:

    Hope you are getting settled and will be able to catch us all up with how you are doing. I’ve been thinking of you everyday, hoping to see a notice of a new post. Stay safe and well and remember, your readers are thinking of you.


  13. dkzody says:

    It’s been a few weeks now, how are you doing in Southern California? What’s the storm situation like for you down there? You sure got out of Tehachapi at the right time. Hope your new home is snug, safe, and comfortable for you.


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