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We had a good weekend and now we have another bedroom.

Sunday, July 07, 2013

I had hoped our grandís would be here by now.
It is not to be though.
They are still in Plattsburgh. DGS has a really bad ear infection and besides not being able to go in the pool he lost hearing in that ear so it is better he stay close to the Drís office till things are better for them.

They are still in Plattsburgh and I am taking another steel desk to the scrap yard.
Our neighbors came over to ask to park their truck on our lawn so they could get a heavy snow blower unloaded easier. They have sold their other house and the blower was the last thing to move. Their son helped lift it out he is at the Citadel and he is a weight lifeter.
They backed up on our little hill so the blower just wheeled out in minutes because the tail gate was almost on our grass. No damage so it went well.

I remembered they offered to help if we needed it so I asked if they would help us to put the other old steel desk in to the back of our truck. It was done in minutes with no need of help from DH or me.

Now I have another bedroom. I think I will have to buy a bed for it now.

Our Ca Son Called to make sure all is organized for them to come to Maine. His wife and daughter have never been so we are taking them around Bar Harbor-Acadia National Park.

Our Son's MIL financed the trip for them but there are very few time shares in the area. The only time share she could get was in Bar Harbor area.
Our NV son worked there in summers from school so it was the best place for them to see Maine-his Maine, he loved Bar harbor, we all still do.

They will only be 100 miles away from us. Now we are planning the LOGISTICS of all of this.

With the Grands in Plattsburgh being sick a number of things we were supposed to do are not yet done. Our NY Grands were all ready to help me trim bushes and do yard work, they are always a great help but with them sick I have done most of it myself.
Our California son is coming to Maine probably via Wisconsin where he has to go to on a business trip so where or when we will pick him up is still a mystery.

DH and I drove our RV for the first time this year. Just to check the engine, tires etc. We only did our grocery shopping in it. Just in case there might be a problem. The RV will house some one most likely DH and I.

Life is often fun and challenging with our wonderful scattered family. I am sure it is over 20 years since the boys saw one another.
I sure hope we can get them all together. At least MOST of them. Our 50th celebration will be just the family. I want them to be able to chat as our family used to do.

It is less than three weeks and they will be here. HUGS to my special friends Pat in Maine.

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CATHYINLA 7/11/2013 9:34PM


Consider an air mattress as your new bed. They make some very nice ones (I have one since I never know when a hurricane will come and I need an extra bed for someone). The nice ones have their own motor and blower attached and you simply plug it in and let it fill with air. You can adjust the firmness also. When it is not in use you can simply store it in the bag it comes in and pull it out if needed again.

Looks like you are making great progress on your anniversary plans. Enjoy.


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GINIEMIE 7/9/2013 9:54AM

    I pray your grandson gets better quickly so they can join in the family fun, and be of some help with last minute preparations. I'm excited for you to have your boys together again. I know you are champing at the bit for them to get there.
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MILLISMA 7/9/2013 9:44AM

    Pat, hope the grands are better fun. Sounds like you are really prepared. What a wonderful reunion that will be for all with a visit to Bar Harbor on top of everything. One of my favorite places. Will you do a trip to Fort Knox???? Another favorite.

hugs....Mary Anne

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    You have done an amazing job of getting things ready for your family and of coordinating all of this. I know you are going to make some wonderful memories.

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MSKRIS7 7/8/2013 10:43AM

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123ELAINE456 7/8/2013 10:40AM

  So now You have another bedroom. If You buy a Bed try to get the same size that You all ready have. That way You won't have to buy separate Bedding for it. The Metal Desk is gone too. Good. Glad to hear things are getting done and Ready for the Family. It will be Fun doing All Kinds of Wonderful Things Together. God Blessing to You and Everyone. Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/8/2013 9:18AM

    Awwww, I hope everything works out as you would wish for your reunion/anniversary celebration.

HUGS and blessings, Pat.

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GOANNA2 7/8/2013 9:16AM

    I am getting so excited for you. It will be
fantastic for the boys to be together after
all these years. To have all your family with
you will be a wonderful experience and I am
sure you will really enjoy the grandkids too.
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TERRI289 7/8/2013 9:06AM

    I can't wait to hear about all of you being together!!!! emoticon

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CAPECODLIGHT 7/8/2013 8:26AM

    Your reunion should be wonderful! Worth all that cleaning. I smiled when I saw your notes identifying your children by state. We do that too, e.g., the CT Steele's, the UT Steele's. I guess with far-flung families we have to do that....

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JACKSGRAN 7/8/2013 7:31AM

    What an exciting time you will have. I can imaging how the anticipation is building. Keep up the good work.

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RD03875 7/8/2013 7:23AM

    Glad to hear things are getting done.

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EFFIEANNIE 7/8/2013 7:20AM

    It seems so sad that your boys haven't seen each other for 20 years. No wonder you are so excited. It just shows you how fast life flies by. We need to savor every moment!

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ROSEWCI 7/8/2013 6:28AM

    I can feel your anticipation & can't wait for y'all to be together! How fun & exciting it will be!!! Take a deep breath & exhale, Pat...the time will be here soon!

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KELLIE453 7/8/2013 5:03AM

    Wow I am getting excited for you, so I can only imagine what you are feeling! What an exciting time everyone will have!! Hugs~~Kelly

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ARTJAC 7/8/2013 3:29AM

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NASFKAB 7/8/2013 1:41AM

  it must be so exciting for you with the family reunion have not been getting emails for your blog so have missed some stay well

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EVWINGS 7/7/2013 11:58PM

    Ah, Pat. I imagine you are counting down the days until the family is with you!! You are fortunate to have such good neighbors. We have several of ours that are, too. However since last month until this morning, three moved away. It is really sad for us, but we still have some others.

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COOKWITHME65 7/7/2013 11:53PM

    Pat this sounds so exciting. I'm sure things will fall in to place and everyone will mend well and get there safely. But if you and your darling husband will be taking the RV make sure you put an extra effort into making that special also for the two of you and keeping it as cool as possible. It has been hot here lately. At least in the Boston area.

~ Kristan

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GRACEISENUF 7/7/2013 11:51PM

    What fun it will be if everyone can get together...twenty years for the boys is way too long. I am excited for you.


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HOLDINGMYOWN 7/7/2013 11:42PM

    It's getting closer and closer eh? And I can feel your excitement in your Blog!

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