I was out enjoying my surroundings today. I remembered that visiting the Madonna Inn at this time of the year is always so pretty. This place has a very interesting story. A husband and wife were very successful in business and they needed a tax right off. So the wife decided to create this hotel and decorate it with unusual colors and decor. Hopefully it would not be successful. But it was and is.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Today our red hat group got together to celebrate Christmas. We had lunch together and enjoyed talking to one another.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
A couple of my very best friends Claudia and Marlene and I got together today for lunch at noon. We hadn't seen each other for awhile and it was time to enjoy each others company.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
It was a big day for our family yesterday. My son Steve completed his masters degree with honors from Cal Poly. Our family was so proud. He is the first one to get a masters degree in our family.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Thursday, December 6, 2012
I have begun walking and swimming trying to get back into my exercise program. I am realizing being gone almost three months you see many changes as you walk. Some businesses have gone out of business and some new ones. Some people have changed their landscaping and gardens.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
My sister Mary and her husband Todd continued working after I left this week.
This is the other side of the basement with the newly painted walls. Mom and Dad had a old stove hooked up in the basement and it still works.
This is the laundry room with the washer and sink removed and all the plaster board had to be taken out to get the mold out
We are selling it as is and there is a lot of work still to be done. We have accepted a offer from my sister Roxanne's son who is 28 years old. My sisters whole family have a lot of knowledge in fixing houses up, so they will do a nice job of bringing this house back to life. Once it has a new life there will be people invited over for dinner just as my parents did. We are praying that all goes well with the hoops that the house has to jump through until the papers can be signed and have its new owner.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
It is taking me awhile to get used to the time change, so I haven't been doing much. Everyone is so happy to see me back. Especially my husband.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
My sister Mary and her husband Todd put on a wonderful turkey dinner for Thanksgiving. The table setting was with my Grandmother's dish set.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Last weekend my two cousins, Kathy and Debbie and myself went to the Swedish Institute in Minneapolis.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
This the house that the nurse nuns lived in next to the hospital that I was born in. This house has been remodeled for someones home now. The hospital has been torn down. When they were taring it down I took home one of the bricks and use it for a door stop at my home.
This is the power plant that the hospital had and someone has made it into a house.
Monday, November 19, 2012
My children used to ride in the back seat in my Dad's car when we would visit and one said to me do we have to go down memory land again. Well I spend the whole day today doing just that. What a joy. It is 57 degrees today with the sun shining it's heart out.