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What’s up? What’s not down is up! October 4, 2008

Posted by mom6 in Provo Ricks.
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Just to catch you up on what is going on in our lives right now. No pictures, but I have to report that with our new rain gutters in the back, the garbage can is 100% dry with our General Conference rain! That is a miracle for which we are very grateful!

And for those of you who might harbor a particular fondness for Dad’s Relief Society bazaar statue of Galileo Galilei, here is your last glimpse of it in our house (unless someone dashes down to Deseret Industries to reclaim it). Good-bye! Thanks for whatever inspiration you granted (whether on top of a bookcase or on top of a toilet tank).

 

And getting further organized—here is a shot of my family history bookcase newly reorganized. I took it down weeks ago when we had our flood downstairs, and it is a very good feeling to have it looking so great. I gave away a lot of the books that were in it, so I actually have room for the remaining photo, negative, and slide albums, family stories, etc.

But the very big news at our house is that we have a new member of the family. A week ago Friday Dad, Tine, and I drove to Grand Junction for two purposes—for Tine to get her tooth crowned and for us to pick up Grandpa to come to our house. Bruce and Susan have had him for almost three years, and now that none of our children are living here, it seemed to be our turn to have him. Bruce and Susan gave him no advance warning (for fear he would fret about it), and he just simply announced, “No, I’m not going. I’m settled and comfortable here, and there is no reason for me to leave.” Well, Bruce had to use some tough love and tell him that he and Susan needed some time to themselves. So it was after 7:00 pm before we had his things in our car and we were on our way.

Dad has been a pretty good sport—he occasionally asks, “Was I a bother? Do you know why they got rid of me?” We just always assure him that we wanted to have a turn to have him in our house. He is able to stay alone when we are off to campus, and we are learning what we need to do to meet his needs–he is pretty undemanding. We took him on a drive of the Alpine Loop on Monday to look at the beautiful changing leaves (more yellows than reds this year).

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1. mandsrix - October 14, 2008

I always wondered where that Galileo came from…. I will kind of miss him on the back of the toilet. 🙂


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