Getting by

Just wanted to give an update as to how things are going are here. Shawn and I are getting by as well as we can. We’ve been kept busy with things, so I think that is helping us cope. Don’t get me wrong, we’re still reeling from everything and have our moments, but I know that we can get through this together.

Shawn had to go to Madison last week for a few days to be there to handle the movers/packers at the house. I know that it was hard for him to be the one to go there alone and say goodbye to our home that we worked so hard to build. We truly loved that place and will miss it a great deal. Luckily, my dad was able to go up there and help a bit. Knowing Dad, he was keeping Shawn entertained and making him laugh.

While Shawn was in Madison, my sister and nephew came out to visit. I can’t say how good it was to have them here. They were fantastic in helping me with things around the house and the dog. We also had fun taking Luke to ice skate (whoa, that kid can SKATE!) and going to the North Market , the park, and taking Walter to the dog park. Shawn was able to come back early, so he was able to enjoy them over the weekend before they left yesterday morning.

We also made the decision to make an offer on a house here. It is not in my beloved Grandview Heights, but it is in a neighboring town and is close to many of our friends. We are excited about getting a fresh start here and making the house our own. We are looking to redo a few things there: kitchen, master bath, painting, etc. so that will be something I can throw myself into.

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