Five months after he died, we are finally having a small memorial service for my dad this Thursday. All three of my daughters (plus one son-in-law and one girlfriend to help with the three and one year old) and my four grandchildren are here this week (along with 4 dogs - 2 Rottweilers, 1 Chihuahua and one service dog for the friend) and my quiet life has disappeared!! I'm enjoying spending time with them all and appreciate that they drove to Nevada from Georgia, Texas and Oklahoma. They are currently going through everything in the house, deciding what they would like to keep and what I'll have to deal with when they are all gone. That is the hardest part about having kids that don't live close!! However, they do give me great places to go to visit (especially when I got to spend 6 weeks with my Army daughter in Hawaii). I'll be getting to keep my daughter's Chihuahua for the next year as she is being deployed in October and Sita gets along well with my Chihuahua Tara.
Next Tuesday, August 25, I will be having surgery to remove the last foot or so of my colon. I'll be in the hospital 3-5 days...I'm hoping for 3 because my youngest daughter has to start back home the following Friday and I'd like her to be here to stay at the house and take care of my dogs, as well as bringing me home from the hospital. She'll be taking most of the furniture because she has a new house in Oklahoma. I'm so glad I don't have to get rid of everything and that someone who loved my parents wants to surround themselves with the same furniture they enjoyed. Of course, it will be weird to come home to a house with little furniture, but it will make getting the house ready to sell much easier.
My computer died, so I had to get a new one and I can't get the pictures off my phone onto my computer...I really hate needing to get a new computer because I have to figure things out that stump me!! So a post with no pictures...sorry!!