Friday, February 06, 2015

Grandma's Here!

This has been a very busy week.

Sunday night we got hit with a lot of snow.
I mean, A LOT OF SNOW.
So Brian, Josh, and I spent a good amount of time shoveling the driveway - because it needed to be clear for the movers Monday. But when I got up Monday morning I had an email stating that the moving company was closed for the day. (As was nearly all of mid-Michigan...) However, regardless of the snow Grandma expected to be at my house Monday, all the other arrangements were in place for her to be here Monday, and there was no logical reason to have her stay in her apartment another day.
So, she came over on Monday.
After, that is, I spent another 40 minutes re-shoveling the driveway with Matthew. (Didn't "work out" that day. And didn't feel one bit guilty about it, either!)
That night Grandma slept in my bedroom, I took the couch, and Brian opted for Elizabeth's room.
And it was all fine.
Tuesday morning I got breakfast for Grandma and then went to her apartment. While my aunt and I waited for the movers, we finished gathering together Grandma's final things, cleaned out the fridge, and even found something for which Grandma had been searching for months. *insert happy dance*
When the movers made it to my house and unloaded everything, that's when the real work began. (And I thought I had worked hard already. *insert eye roll*) Grandma and I got busy going through boxes deciding what should go where, trying to make her new home "home". Actually, that's what we've been doing for the past three days. And, we're almost there. Still a few things to put away, and pictures/ decorations to hang on her walls, but we're close.
I know many people have been praying for my grandmother and her move to my house, and to each of you I want to say, "Thank you!!!" Things are going well, and I am enjoying having her here. I'm sure I will have lots of stories to share in the weeks to come.



Kaira said...

I'm looking forward to all your stories. :)

Karen Hossink said...

Kaira - I am, too. :)

Mommy's coffee break blog said...

so happy to hear the transition has been good. I'm sure it has been quite the process with all the work, but it will be so worth it having her home with you! ((HUGS))

Karen Hossink said...

Mommy - It is a process, but totally worth it.
Grandma had a rough night Friday, but is much better now. I guess learning how to manage the rough nights is part of the process, too.

Sara K. said...

Sweet! How blessed your Grandma is to get to live with you! ;)

Karen Hossink said...

Sara - And I am equally blessed. :)