Thursday, August 14, 2014

My cousin is here to help!

Prunedale, CA

My Mom and I have been making more preparations here in California.
We have gone to the funeral home and made those arrangements.
My Dad's wish is to be cremated,
so we picked out a great wooden box with a cross on it.
We laughed as we looked at some of the gaudy urns they have nowadays.
My Dad would gag at the

We were happy to have my cousin come up from Morro Bay to help for a few days.
She loves her Uncle Ted.

She's a CNA, so she's been a great help!
My Mom decided that we will do a tribute CD,
so last night my cousin, Kalene, and I helped her pour through lots of pictures.
We had such a great time doing that, and remembering times gone by.

We even found a few of me as a young lass,
one which I used on Facebook for 'throwback Thursday'.

Oh gad, to be that young and thin again :-)
No, my hair was never red, it just looks that way in the picture!

Of course, we had to have a glass of wine or two..

Today, Kalene stayed at home so Mom and I could go
take a look at a great independent living facility
called Villa Serra.
She thinks it'll be time to transition into that kind of living space,
so we're preparing for that.

In the meantime, George is slaving away in South Carolina.
He rented a Rug Doctor and shampooed the carpet in Harvey.

We both had our drug tests for Amazon.
George is starting his planning for the trip to Kentucky
in a few weeks or so.
I'll be contacting Amazon to let them know I probably won't 
be able to make it there in September, but perhaps get a later start.
We'll see.

Been enjoying reading all of your adventures.
Seems there are a lot of RVers out there having health, ill family members, or RV problems.
Know that you are all in our prayers.


  1. You are all in our prayers. I know that you dad is in pain but if he maintains a positive attitude he can actually block out most of it mentally.
    We are glad to see that you are preparing for a celebration of his life rather than mourning his passing. That will help make the grieving process easier and less traumatic.

    It's about time.

  2. As Rick and Kathy, our prayers go with you and your family during this difficult time.

  3. Know you have a lot of friends out here sending lots of prayers your way. Such a difficult time, but you are showing us a positive way to handle it. Laughter is the best pain killer...keep remembering all the fun times!!!

  4. We are thinking about you and even though we don't say much, your family is in our prayers....Glad you can find some positive ways to handle the emotions that are so difficult at this time.

  5. We have you in our thoughts as you continue this journey. It's nice to see laughter as you celebrate his life and go through old photos.
    George it's doing a great job holding down the fort!

  6. We too have you in our thoughts as you travel this very hard road. To plan for someone's death while they are still alive is very difficult. My father and I did that with my mother while she was dying from ALS. So glad you have your cousin to be there and show your dad how much people care about him.,

  7. You all have a great attitude. God bless.

  8. We're glad you got some help with your cousin. You've been such an angel to your dad and mom, but even angels get tired. I hope you're able to get a little rest. Prayers for you all are on going.

  9. Laughter truly is the best medicine, and it's good to see you still smiling.

    Had to chuckle at the picture of the Rug Doctor. Without you around to keep him company we can only imagine what all George is doing to keep himself occupied. Harvey is going to be even more squeaky clean than usual by the time you get back. :-)))

    Continued prayers for all of you.

  10. I'm so glad you're keeping high spirits. Prayers your way.

  11. Prayers for God to ease your dad's pain and suffering. Prayers for strength for you and your family.

  12. Prayers for strength for your family and you.

  13. First time I am visiting your blog, but please know that you are in my prayers. Your header is lovely, and I enjoyed your photos. Greetings from Montreal, Canada.