Oh my. It has been a very hard summer.
My in-laws' circumstances changed and they needed to move.
I interviewed every nursing home and assisted living place within twenty miles of my house.
I spent weeks helping my in-laws downsize fifty years worth of stuff.
I helped them move and settle into an assisted living apartment.
I spent a week in hospital by my father-in-law's bedside while he suffered with pneumonia.
We consulted with doctors as things took turn for the worse.
We watched my father-in-law pass away peacefully in hospice.
We began the grieving process.
We had a military funeral.
We had a huge number of family members stay at our home.
We also had another family stay with us for three months.
I cooked so many meals (and I am definitely NOT a cook).
I weeded my overgrown garden (and I am definitely NOT a gardener).
I weeded my in-laws overgrown garden.
I took my child to the children's hospital for a day surgery.
I got an old house ready for sale.
I repaired $7,000 worth of damage to my in-laws' home after vandals got in and wrecked the place.
I had no access to my dolls or dollhouses.
I had no time for doing anything creative.
I have been chauffeuring my mother-in-law to all her various appointments.
I am very tired.
The visitors just moved out, and now our house is ours.
Life is getting back to a new normal.
Things are very peaceful and we have started homeschooling again.
Oak Leaf Forest is still here and Willow Ridge is currently being unearthed.
Dolls and furniture are emerging from boxes! Stay tuned.