Quality Time

What a weekend! Heck…what a week!!! It all started last Sunday when my Grandfather had a stroke. He had been in a nursing home for the past few months after a heart attack in November. Well, on Tuesday afternoon he passed away. The family was with him and it was an easy passing. He was 93 years old. Rest in peace Grandpa, you will be missed. My father and stepmother came up from Virginia for the viewing and funeral. Since my dad moved to Virgina I don’t get to see him very often. So even an event as sad as this, is reason to celebrate seeing my Papa. The viewing was on Thursday with the funeral and service on Friday. After the service my Dad headed up to my house for what he thought would be a restful weekend. Little did he know what I had in store for him…

As you may know, I am in the process of moving in with my boyfriend. Since we are older and have been living on our own for quite some time we have quite a few possessions (aka tons and tons of CRAP!) My boyfriend had not used the the second stall of his garage for an actual car in years and years, so there was quite an accumulation of “other” things (crap). While my stepmom and I began the daunting task of sorting through all that stuff, My BF began the task of putting up a fence around his heavily wooded and uneven property for my dog…I’m a package deal: Me, 1 dog, 3 cats. We set my dad to work on building a temporary platform for our beloved grill. A task I think he secretly enjoyed since he likes to build things and Loves power tools. So, for two days we swept, hammered, cursed, organized, sawed, dug, vacuumed and cursed some more.

By the end of the weekend we had completely cleaned up the garage, built a fence for the dog and now have a really nice platform for the grill. What a super productive weekend! I am very sorry that my Grandpa is gone, but I am also very happy that I got to see my Dad and spend some quality time with him. I mean, whats more quality than helping your kids right?

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