Archive for November, 2009

November
November 30, 2009

I am so glad this month is over! Rick’s mom had a stroke on Halloween and passed away early on November 3rd. I had talked to her for almost an hour the day before, and there was no hint of what was to happen. She was such a sweet lady, and a wonderful MIL. Rick and I stayed in Indianapolis until we had done all we could. Then we drove back to California in 3 days to be home for Alex on Thanksgiving. We are exhausted, but I felt I should post something explaining my absence.

My in-laws moved to a cute 2 bedroom house when they retired. We were fortunate to find an estate service to handle clearing out the house and auctioning everything, including the house. I didn’t know services like that existed. No one in the family lives in Indianapolis anymore and a vacant house is just asking for trouble. My MIL kept everything so nice it would be a shame to see the copper pipes ripped from the walls. I asked her to move in with us every time we talked, but she loved her home. Here are a few photos of her home.

Front

The kitchen was my favorite room. Lots of family stories were told at that table.

Kitchen

Kitchen-Nook

It has been hard coming to terms that we lived so far away, and we should have visited more.

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