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    :) Rose you inspire me everyday. No matter what I face I think of you and how you are handling so much. Thank you for sharing all your trials. Stay safe. With love, Jeanie :)

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    Default Demolition Done!

    ((((((Hugs to All)))))) ~

    Donna ~

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful Mother's Day message. I hope you had a lovely Mother's Day. How did you spend it?

    As you said, I have no choice about the restoration, so I don't know whether that qualifies me as brave. If I had waited longer, it would have been much worse. The water would have continued leaking, and more of our home would be damaged than already is, which according to all of the repair folks is "extensive."

    The thresholds, which Jim placed, when he installed the floors saved both bedrooms and the landing from being flooded. With Michael's and Jon's continuing health issues and ICU stays, Jim was never able to finish all of the floors, so there are places throughout our home without thresholds or with incomplete foot boards. Many projects he was unable to finish.

    Like the upstairs bathroom floor and the kitchen, which he put cheap linoleum on temporarily until he could lay the Pergo. He did such a fantastic job on all of the floors, and they are holding up well.

    I feel sure that we have enough Pergo in the garage to do the upstairs bathroom. I'll probably have to pay for new under-layment as well as labor, because installing Pergo is much more labor intensive than throwing down linoleum. Insurance will only replace in kind. I am not going to live with linoleum any longer. I would have had to pay for it anyway, if the leak had not occurred.

    So, that's my long way of saying that I had to get on with this, because I really did not have a choice. It's been 22 days since Jim passed, and for 21 of those days, I have been immersed in this restoration saga. It is wearing me out physically, emotionally, mentally, and every other possible way.

    I am trying to rest, as I did again today by sitting on the patio in the fresh air, although I was chilled today. The temperature was about 68 degrees with clouds threatening rain. I know that sounds absurd to all of you who live in the cold climates. But for California, when you're old and tired, that is chilly.

    I also take breaks sitting in Jon's recliner watching movies. I watched a couple of Katherine Hepburn movies from the 30s, and part of a Jimmy Stewart movie from 1963. Yesterday, I watched a Jimmy Stewart movie from the 30s, and I never knew until now that he could sing and dance!

    Thank you for always thinking of and praying for me, Donna. You know that I return those prayers to you, Jim, Nick, Natalie, your brother in law, sister, niece, and entire family.

    Jeannie ~

    You inspire me everyday! You've been through so many trying and challenging things, and yet, you rebound, and drive to a reunion! Jim loved hearing about your adventure. He said, "Jeannie is awesome!" You are.

    How is your pain? I pray it will subside soon.

    I have a suggestion for your health and well being: Go back to not going to FaceBook. It's too upsetting for you. You can't change their minds, and they can't change yours. It's best not to poke the bee hive.

    Thank you so much for your prayers, and I pray for you and your loved ones every day too.

    PHASE TWO FINISHED

    The wrecking crew arrived early, of course, but didn't start until 9 a.m.

    They began by removing the bags of asbestos and tile and flooring etc. from the garage. But they didn't take the bathtub! I want that gone!!! It's embarrassing. Probably everyone in my neighborhood has upgraded their bathrooms, and I know they have, because I look at their listings on line. No one but me has a 42 year old grungy tub.

    But, they see that the home is being restored, so I hope that gives them a little peace of mind that I'm doing something.

    Then they created a 12' high opening in the garage (removed dry wall). They left the plastic and staging around it, because, as they said to me, "it's a giant hole."

    They were finished by 12:30. As they were preparing to leave, I ran out and asked, "Am I supposed to be smelling something horrible from the downstairs bedroom?"

    The crew leader replied, "Yes, but it's not toxic or dangerous."

    I glared at him over my mask, "Are you sure? Because it is atrocious and noxious."

    "I'm sure. I'm sorry." And off he went in the van hauling away a good portion of my home. (But not the tub! Grrr...!)

    Although it's chilly and now breezy, I opened up the windows downstairs. The odor is putrid.

    Crew leader told me that he'd called Julio to let him know that their part was finished. He said Julio would call me about coming out to look at the damage. I haven't heard from him yet. It's too late now for today. I'd say no anyway, because I told Julia, "I need them to be done by 4 p.m., which is 'my time.'" I can only endure so much day after day after day ...

    Before the saga began, the weekends were just like other days of the week. Now they are "my time." No construction or anything else on the weekends.

    Once they got started, I made pancakes for breakfast. No big deal, a mix with coconut milk and oil. Yummy. Unfortunately, when pulling out my spice cabinet, it didn't come out or go back in as it should. I could see the nails at the bottom separating from the door frame. A job for John.

    Garage Door

    After the crew left, I walked to retrieve the van. When I pressed the button to close the garage door, the lights flashed, and a message appeared that the sensors were blocked. "Check the manual."

    That sent me on a frenzied search for the garage door manual, which I couldn't find anywhere. I was furious. All of this in and out for days on end, and no problems with closing/opening the garage door.

    I tried to remember where the sensors are, and I realized that an empty box had been placed in their trajectory. I moved the box, and the door closed.

    I call this one "A side effect from having your house torn apart."

    The Mail

    I had a stack of unopened mail, so I sat in the recliner, wearing gloves and opened it. Among the mail was a Medicare statement covering Jim's paracentesis and the $7/month rental for his nebulizer. I haven't returned that yet, and I better do it, or they'll come after me for it. Also two bills from the ambulance company for transporting Jim to/from paracentesis. Medicare denied payment.

    Since I'm still receiving mail for Jonathan or for me, as his careprovider, I know that the mail for Jim will continue for a long time. It's part of the package, when a loved one passes.

    Up to the minute, that is all of the news. I'm sure you're all happy about that!

    I love you all and pray for you and your loved ones, as you know, and I want you to be safe, secure, well, and able to cope with isolation.

    Once again, I will leave you with Jackson Browne's "A Little Soon to Say," as it speaks to what is happening to us right now. Stay home, if you can. Wear masks and gloves, when you go out. Wipe down everything delivered to your door, and avoid contact with the delivery person.

    Dr. Fauci said that vitamins are helpful to boosting the immune system, especially Vitamin C and Vitamin D3. Take your vitamins, eat well, and get plenty of rest and sleep.

    Praying for everyone around the globe during this pandemic ~

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obCEL088SJw

    Love & Light,



    Rose

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    ((((((Hugs to All)))))) ~

    Things are moving along well at the old homestead.

    Yesterday, Julio checked the moisture in the bathroom and Jonís bedroom. Still too wet, so he turned on the dehumidifiers and added several fans to both locations. Itís loud and smelly, but Iím getting used to it. He said it might take 72 hours for it to dry out.

    Meanwhile, Iím concerned about a power outage, but he said that the worst would be a break in a circuit. He also told me that insurance will pay for electricity used over my average use. Thatís good, because these machines are drawing a lot of power.

    In the afternoon, John stopped by. He checked the pond pumps, and the waterfall and fountain are flowing beautifully. Clear, clean water. Itís been years since it has been like this. Iím so grateful to him for all of the work heís done to return it to the way it should be.

    He repaired several things around the house, which needed to be done.

    We sat on the patio and chatted for awhile, which was so pleasant. He cheered me up, which he always does.

    This morning, a tech from the water damage company (the one in charge of everything) checked the moisture. He gave me good news! He thinks it will be dry enough to remove the equipment tomorrow. He was really nice and polite.

    About an hour later, the reconstruction rep arrived to measure, take photos, and walk through the repairs with me. He was also very nice.

    Tomorrow, a tech will visit to check the moisture, and if itís dry, the fans and dehumidifiers will be removed. Peace and quiet again. I didnít sleep well last night, where the night before, when it was quiet, I slept very well. So, Iím looking forward to that.

    It seems that we are making good progress now, and I am feeling more hopeful that this wonít last forever.

    John stopped by to deliver toilet paper to me! I am down to my last roll. He is in the stores before they open to the public, so he has access to the stocked shelves.

    He brought his 10 year old cockapoo, who Iíve never met. She was having so much fun running around the front and back yards. Then she parked herself right next to me on the patio settee, like she was glued to me.

    ďShe knows that I need comforting and love,Ē I said to John. ďDogs are intuitive about that, and they just glom onto you to protect you from pain and hurt.Ē

    I could not resist petting her and loving her. I told her, ďIím not supposed to be doing this, but I will wash my hands for several minutes after you leave. Youíre irresistible and just what I need right now.Ē

    When it was time to leave, John said to her, ďI know you love Rose, and youíll see her again. But Mom is making chicken tonight, so itís time for din-din.Ē She leaped with her front paws on his chest, tail wagging, and she scampered through the house, out the front door straight to the car.

    Pet therapy is the best.

    I love you all and pray for you and your loved ones. Please be safe, strong, and hopeful. Take extra good care of yourselves.

    Thank you for your love, prayers, and constant support.

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    My dear Rose,
    I am so glad that the fountain is running, the work is coming along, that the workers are nice and especially that you had a visit with a sweet dog who returned your love. This is all so encouraging. Thank goodness.

    Jim and I had our 43rd anniversary last night (can you believe it?). I put on a dress and makeup (alert the media!) and we had organic BBQ salmon, asparagus, wild rice and champagne. It was fun. I made a quiz about what we remembered about our first date, first kiss, first holiday with and without the kids, etc. It was fun and we laughed, then watched an english show with Judy Dench called Behaving Badly which was fun but we both fell asleep before it was over (it was 11:30, way past our bedtime). Anyway, today we went to the garden centre and bought what felt like one million plants - veggies, herbs and flowers. I am renaming Covid the "homesteading year"! I'll let you know how it goes with planting tomorrow and I'll take some pics.
    Sending much love and I sure hope that the work continues at this pace next week!
    Donna xoxo
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    Smile Happy Anniversary Donna & Jim!


    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY DONNA AND JIM!


    Donna & Jim ~

    Congratulations on your 43rd wedding anniversary! I love your celebration ~ dressing up, special meal, champagne. What a fun quiz! A clever way to walk down Memory Lane. Very romantic. I'm sure Dame Judy would understand you both falling asleep.

    I envy you and other folks on BT, who are growing your own food. Nothing tastes better than veggies and herbs fresh from your own garden.

    May you have many, many more celebrations of your love and commitment to each other. God Bless Your Union. I love you.

    UPDATE

    A tech arrived this morning to check the moisture. It's dry. But he didn't have enough room in his van to take the equipment away. So, on Monday, the equipment will be removed. At least it's off now, and it has been very quiet and peaceful.

    On this beautiful afternoon, I sat on the patio, watching birds bathing in Michael's waterfall, looking at the sky and trees, remembering our lives here. All of the memories flooded through me, and I wept silently. I finally had some moments, where I could let go and begin processing. It's only a tiny dent in the enormity of my grief, but it's something.

    I have the weekend to rest and remember, without interruption. I'm grateful for this, as I know pretty soon, commotion and noise will take over again in the reconstruction of our home. But that is a positive, and I am looking forward to the repairs being completed.

    Blessings to all and thank you for your love, prayers, and support. You are helping me so much. You and your loved ones are in my prayers always.

    Be safe. Be well. Be strong.

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    Hi Rose, I hope this weekend the weather will be nice and not too hot to sit outside and feel the healing powers of your fountain and nature. I hope that the restoration project will be finished soon and you will have peace and calm in your house to experience whatever feelings need to be felt.

    Jim and I will do some planting today - we probably bought way too many seedlings but we are ever hopeful they will grow! We'll find a place for all of them. We'll keep the basil inside for a couple more weeks as it's still very chilly overnight - usually between 30-40F. But everything else can be planted now. We have large and cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, squash, pumpkin, zucchini, herbs and flowers for all the pots. Oh, and lettuce! I will keep you posted on how things are growing. I hope your flowers are blooming! xoxo Donna
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    ((((((Hugs to All)))))) ~

    Donna ~

    Thank you, as always, for your positive energy and prayers.

    I love your garden! I will look forward to photos!

    Jim carved out a portion of our backyard to grow veggies and herbs, but I can't remember the year. It was the 90s. He planted corn! Cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, garlic, basil. Jim used to help his dad grow veggies and herbs in his dad's allotment in England. His dad won local awards for his produce.

    When our "better than you are" neighbors peeked over the fence and saw Jim's "allotment," the gentleman of the Manor hollered, "Hey, Farmer Jim!" As if that was an insult. Jim offered him two ears of corn and a fresh tomato.

    Years later, Jim saved the Manor from burning down. Jim was in the backyard tending to flowers and plants, when he heard a crackling noise and noticed smoke and flames coming from the Manor's backyard. Jim grabbed a fire extinguisher and put out the fire in their central air conditioning condenser. When they came home from work, he went to their house, showed them the a/c condenser, explained what happened. They thanked him. That was it.

    How I miss my heroes.

    MY FREE SATURDAY

    After sleeping well and pleasant dreams, which I can't remember, I decided to attempt a walk. With two brief rest stops, I was able to complete 2/3 mile. I did encounter a neighbor, the gentleman, who helped me with the elderly lady, who fell down on her walk earlier this year or late last year. I can't remember. We were self distancing, and I said, "Isn't it a beautiful morning?!" He mumbled "yes."

    That's okay. He's got whatever his thing is. I've got mine. I tried to embrace the morning on the lakes, but he was a distraction, so I walked home.

    There I discovered that my recycling trash bin was missing. I was too tired and/or forgot to bring the bins in yesterday afternoon/evening/night.

    I looked down the street and thought I spied my bin. I needed my orange juice and decaf, before I walked down there to determine whether it is my bin.

    I was furious, because this is the third time that one of our bins has been dragged down the street. Not by the trash collectors, but by someone pulling a prank on us. I suspect, anyway. I have watched the trash pick up on my walks. It doesn't drag bins down a street.

    According to my pedometer, I walked another 1/4 mile to get to the bin, acknowledge that it is mine (I know the markings on it), and drag it back up to my home and put it away.I had to stop twice on the way to and from. I just kept looking at my benchmarks: "Get to this house, and you're only 3 houses away."

    I'll pay for that in pain tomorrow. I'll bet the pranksters got a good giggle out of tormenting me.

    I clipped a bouquet of beautiful deep red roses blooming in our yard and put them in a vase. That made me feel a little better.

    Kitchen Time

    Comfort food ~

    I made red potato salad and Simple Mills chocolate chip cookies. That is a big deal for me. And I will enjoy both this evening.

    I've been compiling a shopping list for Instacart. It is so strange to do that now, without thinking of all of the food Jim wanted and could tolerate.

    Thank you all for your continuing support, prayers, love and friendship. I love you and pray for you and your loved ones every day.

    Be safe. Be well. Find joy.

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    Dear Rose,
    I'm just thinking about you. How are you feeling today? Are the workmen there today? Yesterday was a holiday in Canada, but maybe not in the US. For some strange reason, we still have the day off for Queen Victoria's birthday (quaint!). It's the weekend most Canadians open their cottages and have fireworks at night (poor dogs!). But none of that is happening this year of course because of Covid. No travel allowed.
    I'm so sorry about your recycle bin - what an absolute pain. If only your neighbours had a clue about you and everything you have gone through. Sending lots of love,
    Donna xoxo
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    Default Reconstruction Begins Tomorrow

    ((((((Hugs to All)))))) ~

    Donna ~

    Does Queen Victoria deserve recognition on her birthday every year? Do you celebrate any of the various Kingsí birthdays?

    Our ďpatrioticĒ holidays include Presidentsí Day in February. We used to celebrate Washingtonís birthday then, but it changed at some point to acknowledging all Presidents. Not everyone gets a day off then, or on Martin Luther King Jr. day, or on Flag Day. We used to have a school holiday in October for Columbus Day.

    Next Monday is Memorial Day, always a tough day for me as it surrounds Michaelís Angelverary. Of course, this year, it will be even more painful. Iíll be in the midst of reconstruction noise, so it wonít be a quiet day for me. Unless, of course, the contractors take the day off.

    The ďBin PrankstersĒ are most likely teens. They are probably the same kids, who torn down the caution tape around our community areas, placed there during COVID-19 to discourage group congregations.

    Iíve learned my lesson, and I will henceforth bring my bins in on Friday evening. I canít do it during the day now, because there will be reconstruction going on, blocking the driveway.

    Yes, reconstruction is about to begin tomorrow.

    MY QUIET DAYS

    Iím grateful to have had the last 4 days with a quiet home. The noise will begin at 9 a.m. tomorrow and conclude at 5 p.m. I had to give in to that request, as they have lots of other projects, and Iím sure they donít want to drag mine out too long. I donít either, but I can only tolerate so much.

    I did stipulate that I must have the weekends free. The reconstruction supervisor (RS) agreed today. He would prefer to start at 8 and leave at 4. Heíd probably prefer to work on Saturdays at least. He knows my entire life story, and he is doing whatever he can to help me.

    Yesterday, the dehumidifiers and fans were removed. I ordered from Instacart, and the shopper arrived at the same time as the tech. It was raining, and I had to move the van off of the driveway for his access.

    The shopper was able to get everything I ordered, which was a substantial amount, because Iím stocking up for the reconstruction.

    Just to reassure everyone: I am eating well, actually better than I have for a long time. Three meals a day, plus a snack. Iím taking my multivitamin and an extra 2,000 iu of D3. I have been remiss in taking CBD oil, and I will correct that tonight, since I just remembered it!

    Field Claim Adjuster

    I had a lovely conversation with the Field Claim Adjuster, a very kind woman, who offered to help me in any way she can. Of course, I shared our story with her, and like everyone else, she was probably gobsmacked and very sorry for me.

    When I told her that John and I emptied Jonathanís closet the day after Jim passed, she asked me how long it took to do that. I explained that John was disposing of bags in a dumpster and could only carry so many in his car, plus it was tiring. And we were both in shock and grieving for Jim and Jon. I think it was about 5 days, plus my time in Jonís room bagging up things laying on top of the air mattress.

    She electronically sent a reimbursement to my account for our labor. I was stunned! She continued to tell me that anything that they can do to help me, to make sure that the work is done properly, that I am kept safe by them wearing masks, gloves and booties, and on and on and on Ö ďJust call me, please. I want to help you, and I know this has to be so very difficult for you.Ē

    Then she shared her personal story of recent loss in her family. I consoled her and offered my prayers for peace and comfort.

    ďYou are one more example of the caring and kindness I have received from everyone working on this project. I couldnít ask for more understanding and compassion than I have received and actually didnít expect. I started with my plumber, who feels like family to me now, and here I am talking with you during this most difficult time in our lives. Itís supposed to be this way.Ē

    I could tell that she was stifling tears, as I was.

    While Iím not looking forward to the noise and disruption, I am looking forward to the end result. Everything will be repaired and new. This is the beginning of the last Act in the Saga.

    When this is completed, I will take time to just be, prior to initiating any of the other necessary repairs to our home.

    MEMORIES OF JIM

    Mail continues to pour in for Jim. It will be a month tomorrow, since he passed. I expect this to go on for awhile.

    His health portal keeps sending me updates to his portal. I canít go there any longer. Too painful.

    Today, Amazon emailed me to ask me if I could answer a customerís question about the wedding ring I bought to replace Jimís original wedding ring, which he lost during his hospitalization last year.

    In my memory, the day I told Jim that I had to measure his ring finger, because I wanted to replace his wedding ring, immediately flashed through me.

    We sat on the futon, measuring, crying, and holding each other. I wanted it to be a surprise, and it was at that moment, but I needed his measurement.

    When Jimís ring arrived, I opened the box to show it to him, and I asked, ďJim, will you marry me again?Ē

    More tears. ďAgain, and again, and again, and again forever,Ē Jim said, as he held out his hand.

    He loved that ring and the love between us, which it represents.

    Then, in the dark early morning on April 20, I removed his ring and clung to it. I take Jimís ring out of my jewelry box now, hold it close to my heart and remember the life and love we shared.

    No. Sorry, I canít provide an answer to the Amazon customerís question.

    THANK YOU ALL

    My prayers are with you and your loved ones that you are well, strong, persevering, and safe. Please take super good care of yourselves, eat well, get plenty of rest, exercise any way that you can, and try to get some fresh air every day.

    I LOVE YOU!

    And this message from James Taylor:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfJWqjoekow

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    At 9 a.m., a crew of 2 men arrived to begin reconstruction, along with the contractor's estimator and supervisor. He showed the crew where the work was to be done, and apparently how it should be done, then he consulted with me on the patio about shower and vanity options.

    He showed me various options on his phone. I felt too close to him on the patio settee, but it was better than standing next to him, as that hurt my back. We were wearing masks, of course.

    I chose a walk in shower, with a built in curved seat to allow access. He showed me where they would install grab bars. Then, we looked at cabinet styles and colors. I prefer natural wood to painted wood, and a rustic as opposed to a modern style. He agreed, "Looking around your home, I think this is what you would choose."

    He said he emailed me the photos of all of the styles we considered, but I haven't received them yet. So, I'll address that with him tomorrow. I want to make sure that I want what I'm choosing and that it meets my current and future needs.

    The two man crew finished the garage insulation and drywall before noon and took their lunch then. Then, they went to work on the drywall in the two closets and upstairs bathroom.

    They wore masks, and they placed long strips of a canvas-like material on the floor and stairs. They were pleasant and polite. It appears to my untrained eye that they did a good job.

    They will return tomorrow to finish the drywall, remove the bathroom sink and counter top, and I don't know what else.

    I woke up at 2:30 this morning and couldn't get back to sleep. So, at 5:30, I squeezed my fresh orange juice and made decaf espresso (Jim's fave), because my Mr. Coffee maker conked out. A new one will be delivered tomorrow. Meanwhile, the little espresso maker only makes one cup at a time, so I'm making coffee three times in the morning.

    I ate a healthy breakfast and lunch, and I plan to eat a healthy dinner. I took my vitamins and CBD oil today.

    As today is one month since Jim passed, I posted about that aspect of today in Jim's "Heavenly Reunion" thread.

    It has been a very long and arduous day for me.

    Thank you all so very much for you love, prayers and support. I love you, and I pray for you and your loved ones to be safe, well, and happy.

    Blessings upon all ~

    Love & Light,



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