Saturday, March 10, 2012

It's been a loooong time....

Guess I've had a busy year. A very busy year. We put our house on the market to sell it and well, nothing happened. In the year we had it on the market we only had about three people look at it. Things are so bad in some parts of Michigan that there is just no one really looking for houses unless they can get them for $30,000 - $40,000. Well, we really can't do that, since we paid $30,000 for it 33 years ago and we've put so much into it. Now, if it was in the same shape as it was when we bought it in 1979, then yeah, I'd do that. But, not now, no way.

Sooooo.... we decided to just get a second home in Pennsylvania closer to family. We bought a co-op apartment which is kind of like buying a condo, but much, much cheaper. Our apartment is cute: 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, living room, kitchen and utility room. Not real spacious, but somewhat big enough for the two of us. We've been working on some decorating, just finished putting a new floor in the kitchen and plan to take out the ugly pink (can you believe it?) living room carpet and painting this spring. The floor in the living room is hardwood so we're hoping to be able to just refinish it and buy a room-sized rug instead of getting more carpet. I'm not overly fond of carpeting and our house has all hardwood and laminate floors.

We became grandparents again this past February with the birth of our grandson, Emerson. He's a little cutie. And, Morgan seems to be adjusting well to having a new baby in the house too. My life is pretty full these days.

I've been here in Pennsylvania since December now and plan to go back to Michigan in April for doctors/dentist appointments. Then when that's all done and taken care of, I'll be back here again. I like being closer to my daughter, son-in-law and grandkids. I'm looking forward to watching Emerson grow and change. Morgan is always a treasure too. She's so much fun these days, she'll be two the end of this month. It's always a new adventure with her.

And, that's about it.


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