Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Home again.....




Yesterday we drove home, but before I go any further I would like to thank you for all those very caring comments with regards to my father-in-law, who is on his way to recovering from some very serious health issues.  I can't say enough how proud Gregg and I are of his wonderful attitude throughout all the pain he has had to deal with, hospital stays, the transitional hospital, the many doctors' appointments and now physio and occupational therapy.  

I would also like to thank the medical professionals who took such great care of him, and are still taking great care of him.   He is doing extremely well and Gregg felt it was time that we could go home yesterday.  

And yes the plumber came today and fixed all the important issues that we had, and will come back for the less important issues in a week or so.  No more wonky garbage disposal, no more leaking sink on the other side, no more leaking pipe in the basement and we also had a problem with the turn on/off valve to the pipe carrying water into the fridge, which had to have a new valve replaced also in the basement.   Our plumber was a really friendly guy and we will have no problem calling him again in the not so distant future. We still have items on our list but we've gotten through the most important ones and we're both happy.  

Now to buy another stove top, which gave out not too long before we left, and a new dishwasher which gave out two years ago but never bothered to replace and why I want to replace it now I have no idea. except that it seems to me that if we ever sell this house, new buyers will expect one.  I am trying to get all of these updated items done in our 60's so that by the time our 70's roll around we won't have to do much when we finally decide to downsize, and that's why I joined Angie's list.  Hold onto your hat Gregg we are on our way!  Gregg just retorted, "You dreamer you!"  Well, a girl's got to dream right?  I still say hold onto your hat Gregg.

This is an old colonial church we stopped at during our journey yesterday.  We needed a bit of a break and decided to pull into the parking area. We left the freeway due to traffic holdups that went on for miles and miles, and enjoyed the Virginia countryside most of the way north.  It's a place we stopped at once before a couple of years back, but had more time to explore this time.  More about this church in my next post.

25 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Glad all is going well.

Anne Jeffries said...

Life is full of challenges and fulfillment, isn't it, Denise. Very glad to hear all is improving now on the health front. Like you, we took care of some necessay matters a few years back. If I ever get the nerve to do the carpets, I'll have truly entered the twilight zone, though.

Jane and Chris said...

I am glad that Gully is on the mend. I hear you about the home repairs..the sooner done ,the sooner finished!
Jane x

TexWisGirl said...

glad your f-i-l is doing better!!

Elephant's Child said...

I am so very glad to hear that Gulley is feeling better. And that your plumbing issues are largely fixed. Happy dances.

William Kendall said...

I've never seen a church here like this.

Lowcarb team member said...

That looks a very welcoming bench too !

So pleased to hear your Father-in-Law is doing so much better, may I send some continued get well messages, hope that the continued physio and occupational therapy goes well.

Glad to hear that the plumber has sorted you out - it's so wonderful to know a good plumber.

Happy New Appliance buying AND Happy September Wishes too

All the best Jan

Michelle said...

Looking forward to hearing more about this church.

Cloudia said...

Thanks for sharing your good news!





ALOHA
ComfortSpiral

Rose said...

I am glad for you that you liked your plumber...that means so much to feel comfortable calling someone.

Red said...

It's great that Greg's Dad is recovering. Recovery is a big struggle. Now some advice. Little house fixes never end. I'm 75 and I have lots to do. I'm a do it your selfer.

pattisjarrett said...

It's always good to come home. Glad you got all the plumbing repairs done.

Weekend-Windup said...

Happy to hear that your great works has been completed. Prayers for your father-in-law. Be careful in buying stove top.

Margaret Adamson said...

Looks a lovely little church.I would not do without a dishwasher. I have had one for 49 years (not the same one!

llandudnopictures said...

Good news about your father in law, hopefully he will continue to make good progress. I like this church, very 'solid' looking!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Denise, Pretty church and images. I am so glad your FIL is doing better! We have some plumbing issues that need attention too, I have to keep reminding hubby. I have heard of another list like Angie's List from HGTV called Home Advisors and it is free. It is good to have these projects done and just relax. Have a happy day!

Valerie said...

I am so pleased to hear the good news about your father-in-law. It's never an easy time when older relatives are ill. Good news on the replacement front, I imagine you'll enjoy getting new stuff.

gigihawaii said...

Glad your father-in-law is doing better, especially at his age.
And it's good that you are doing what you can with house repairs. They do sap your energy as well as money!

Small Kucing said...

Am glad your father-in-law is much better now.

It's so hard to find a good plumber. Glad you found one ☺

Indrani said...

The church looks simple and beautiful!
Wish you the best with your house related works!

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Virginia is full of those old churches built in the colonial era. I will look forward to your next post. David, who is very near your FIL in age is undergoing surgery in September. I am handling all the paperwork. Tomorrow we are off to the hospital to have pre-op blood work and X-rays done.

We've had several intensive days with the plumber also.

As for stove, etc. our next fix will be the washing machine I think. We're aging in place, so I'm not too concerned about selling up, but we are doing a bit of de Cluttering!

Karen S. said...

As wonderful as it is to be out and about, returning home always warms the heart!

Stephanie said...

Good to hear your father in law is on the mend. Love this style of this older building.

Debbie said...

There's no place like home! Good news about your father in law, I ejoyed reading about your admiration of him!!

CountryDew said...

Thank you for visiting Blue Country Magic today! I am glad you are repairing your dishwasher - I could not do without mine. Hope all that is not right in your world soon fixes itself.