Amanda followed behind in their car with Cooper, their Golden Retriever and Madison, their Pug.
Corey and Amanda were a great help and we had a great time together. They helped us out so much and they have one more huge favor that they are pretty sure they can do for us.
We intend to distribute some more of our furniture to the other kids, Heather and Ryan's families. Other stuff they can't use we'll either sell off or donate. Our goal is to not have to store anything and someday when the kids take away our keys and we resettle down to a stix-n-brix, we'll get new furniture.
One item we can't part with is our piano. Not something you can easily take in a motorhome. This piano has been in my family since my dad bought it back in 1958. I remember the excitement as we carried it into the house. My dad wanted his kids to have the gift of music and my brothers and I learned how to play on it. I took 10 years of piano lessons and can barely play a note. Marti, however is a great piano player. She majored in music in college.
My dad gave us the piano some years back and Marti taught many neighborhood kids how to play to supplement our income when our kids were small. Marti taught our daughter Heather to play, too.
Many happy memories are attached to the piano and we just couldn't sell it.
So the good news is Corey and Amanda are pretty sure they have room for it at their house. They will take care of it while we're on the road. Hopefully, someday, we'll see Marti teaching our grandkids how to play on it.
We feel so blessed to have such wonderful kids. They think it's great that we're retiring and are going to fulltime. It's nice to have their support. We are so grateful that they are close to both Marti and I and each other, they keep in touch with each other and get together whenever they can. We've seen so many families that are estranged from each other, we're happy that we all get along so well. And with out fulltime lifestyle we'll be able to see them more often and for extended visits. :c)
Now for a totally different subject, I found this box on the front porch when I came home today.
What is it? Well, that's for the next post! ;c)
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