It's been a bit of a hard time around here. We love our children, but sometimes, lines need to be drawn. We want to save them, but we can't. The biggest gift we can give them is stepping back and allowing them to figure out that they can save themselves. However that 'gift' is never appreciated at the time. So it has been a sad time and a grieving time for me.
School has been hectic. Another group project. I am currently involved in three of them. Two of them are going well, actually. The third? Gah! Meetings are set up, no one shows, I do lots of typing. Someone else redoes all the typing. Lots of work being done that I didn't have to do. I've got a bucket load of assignments with varying due dates. I just try to knock them out. My A in Anatomy and Physiology is now a B.
Tim put a bid in on a house (sorry, I guess you have to click on the first house, the green one) yesterday. He low-balled it. We figured that if they took it, they took it. If they didn't, no harm, no foul. (It has not been lived in for a couple of years). Today that bid was accepted. It's a three story, six bedroom house. Hardwood floor, fireplace. Glass fronted book cases on each side of that fireplace. It will be beautiful, but it needs some serious cleaning up. No structural deficiencies on this one - good news - but it does need to have the heating system replaced. It has a garage out back. It looks as if someone began to rehab the place and then, for whatever reason, simply stopped. Interestingly enough, it's on the same street as the rental houses, dead center between the two of them. Cara said, "Are you guys playing Monopoly?" This will be my summer project, since cleaning and refinishing hardwood floors is something that I can definately do all by myself. Tim will finish the final rental apartment. I'm looking forward to it.