January 2007


Well, for Christmas Colette gave Christopher a bike. He has only had BMX type bikes before, you know small and no gears. She Father gave it a tune up to make sure it is ready for him to ride to school and back. He loves having the gears.

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So after riding around here for a while he wanted to ride up to his new school, so that he knew how long it takes to get there and back…so, the lazy soul that I am, I followed him in the car!

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Well, since my Mother has been so sick off and on, she has not been able to get her hair fixed, colored, nor cut! It has been driving her crazy. Now keep in mind that she has been getting her hair fixed once a week for years! She finally felt good enough to make and appointment this week and go get it done. I drove her down to her favorite beauticianist and the process began. She got it cut and styled, but not colored. I had fun sitting there taking pictures without the flash so they did not know when I was really taking them.

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And her she is leaving the beauty shop, all gussied up. I really should have taken a picture of her before so I could do a before and after picture, but there are several pictures throughout my blog of her in the last few months, so you can get an idea.

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Okay, Christmas came and went with my Mother in the hospital. Actually it came with her in the hospital and went with her in the rehab hospital…again! They thought she had to have her gall bladder out, but eventually found out, through some probe thing, that it was actually a peptic ulcer. She was put on antibiotics and on Christmas night was moved to the rehab place. She came home on January 4th.

Now back to my story. I drove to SLC (again) the day after Christmas and packed up the rest of our stuff and got most of it in a PODS container. This was not a pleasant adventure, in fact I completely missed one night of sleep, working to make my deadline! On Wednesday evening some of the Mel. Priesthood holders came to move stuff into the PODS. Thursday night the elders quorum came. Friday some of the young men came and the R.S. Presidency came on Saturday and helped me clean the walls and all. Am I ever glad that is over! I am finally out of that dumb old apartment! And I do mean old, they were built in the 1970’s!

Now I feel like I am in limbo. We are staying with my parents, helping with my Mother and everything, but it is not our place and sometimes things are kind of weird and/or tense. We have already been here 2 months (man that went fast!) and will probably be here at least 2 more, helping my Mother get going and all. This is where we are needed and it really was a good thing I could just pick up and go. Hopefully Mother will be up and going again within 2 months! We will see.