Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Nov 30 update

Thanks to the amazing efforts by friends and family, the Minnesota house is packed! Most things are in storage except for what we'll need in Florida. We are not on the road yet, living in a house that is devoid of furniture except for the mattress we will use in the RV currently parked out front.

We are waiting for the tow plate to arrive and be installed on our new accessible van. It should be here by the end of the week. The new van is nice -- 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan with a Rollx conversion side ramp, drop floor and kneeling chassis. Unfortunately it was car 3 in a 3 car collision on the way home from the dealer. No injuries-- but a bummer and another delay in departure.

Finally we had to put Olive, our 2nd basset in a month, down last night. She is survived by Lily, a pernicious 4 yr old French basset. Olive and Ellie were a part of our family for 12 years and will be deeply missed.

Not a great week at Anderhaus, but we persevere and long for the warmth of Florida.

PS: I resume my 4th cycle of OSC on Friday. Still a bit of a roller-coaster as most gains still diminish within a few days of being "off".


Greg said...

So nice to hear an update of how the Anderson family is doing. Thinking of you very often and sending you loving thoughts.

Unknown said...

Thinking of you, Margit and Grace often and with much love. I shall miss my visits over to the house.

SeattleSusieQ said...

Ditto exactly on what Greg said. I think of you often and wonder and worry.

Have a safe trip.

bkg said...

So many thoughts
So few capable words
I imagine warmth from my core radiating outward to my extremities and surrounding my body
I imagine warmth emanating out from you into my life to warm my spirits
I have felt this warmth from you and it has does warm me
I have been cold in anger or sorrow and you rekindled my fire many times in the last dozen years
When I was lowest you reflected my shine back at me to melt my attitude

Now I have no idea how to do that or what to do for you so I love from afar and gratitude in your direction
Thank you

I wish you warmth, any that I can provide

Ted Roche said...

My condolences on your loss. Our pets are such a precious part of the house, and they are with us so briefly yet are kept so deep in our hearts.

Hang in there.