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Back in the USA

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Clearing out my dad's house, helping my brothers get it ready to be put on the market.


I'm counting packing and moving as my cardio this week. Well, that plus pruning back the vines outside, doing some yardwork.

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GAYLLYNNE 8/8/2014 8:32AM

    I know how difficult this is. I've done it too.

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ILOVEROSES 8/8/2014 7:09AM

    I am on my way to the tip of Norway now, so will catch up with all your doings when I get back home at the end of August. emoticon

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BOSS61 8/8/2014 6:30AM

    Belated welcome home.

Checking in from exile. All is quite nice near on Elba. I'm swimming laps in the Med, around this little island.

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PHEBESS 8/1/2014 4:09PM

    We're recycling as much as we can, but yeah, have a huge bag to shred.

I'm enjoying going through the old photos and sorting - my brother is going to scan all the ones I pull and put them on disks for the family (and jump drive for me).

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CONFUSEDBIRD 8/1/2014 8:40AM

    It's so hard cleaning out a space after a parent passes. Thinking of you and your family. I think for us clearing out the mail was one of the most time consuming parts. So much stuff to sift through and destroy properly. We ended up burning a lot of it since there was just too much to shred, took a lot of stress off.

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TARABEAR 7/24/2014 1:13PM

    Thinking of you!
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PLATINUM755 7/21/2014 10:32PM


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PUNCHILOUIE 7/20/2014 11:38AM

    Not an easy job indeed going through memory lane while cleaning the house you grew up, your parents home. I know I've been there. Best wishes. My thoughts are with you! emoticon

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MILLISMA 7/20/2014 10:19AM

    Take care. No an easy job. emoticon

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CATHYGETSFIT 7/20/2014 3:14AM

    I can certainly understand what poignant time this will be for you and your brothers. Glad you are making time to have some fun while there though. emoticon

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ARTJAC 7/20/2014 2:21AM


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ROCKYCPA 7/19/2014 9:42PM

    Enjoy your time in Washington with your memories in the house.


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GOANNA2 7/19/2014 8:29PM

    I understand how sad and poignant this is
for you and you have your siblings there too,
and I'm sure there will be happy memories as
well. emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 7/19/2014 4:56PM

    Welcome home!.
Although there will be some sad memories the good ones will prevail ..
You have both been on such a incredible journey .. I hope you will come back to Oz sometime ..
Thinking of you ..Susie . emoticon emoticon

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EDDYMEESE 7/19/2014 4:10PM


I'm sure it will be a bittersweet visit for you - I can't wait to hear about the fun you guys have planned :)

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WATERMELLEN 7/19/2014 10:38AM

    Poignant, indeed -- did just that with my dear sister when our parents passed away in 1997. We both have bizarre and black senses of humour and we keep it as light as possible but there were some tough tough moments. Hang in there!

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