We miss our family and friends while we are traveling. It is always a pleasure and exciting to get home. Our friends, Frank and Sandy, had dinner for us. But the excitement disappeared as we entered the house. There had been a LOT of rain this year. The downstairs den, bedroom, etc had a good bit of mold and the living room and dining room roof had leaked - yuck - lots of work ahead for us. I spent a little more than a week washing ceilings, wall and uncarpeted floors with bleach and water. Then had to clean carpets and upholstery. Traveling is more my thing than extensive housekeeping. The furniture is now polished and everything is clean and fresh smelling. We will have a dehumidifier before we leave in January. The roof leak is fixed and I am in the process of repainting. If you live in a house, things just go wrong.
We took a break from house chores and joined other Lazy Dazers at Georgia Veterans Park in Cordele, GA for a few days. Always fun to spend time with LDers, making new friends and renewing old acquaintances.
After a few days at home, we drove Koko to our daughter's home and to help the family out while she recovered some from a bunionectomy. It is very busy with three children, ages 9, 6, and 3 going to different schools. We did a lot of driving in the week and half that we spent with them. Having Koko with us gave all of us a little private time. Had a good Halloween in Montgomery.
We were invited to spend Thanksgiving with our son-in-law's parents. How thankful we are that we all enjoy being together and enjoying our children and grandchildren. We got a tour of their "A" Class motor home - see we have things in common.
Since I had bunionectomy surgery last December, I was not able to really enjoy the Christmas season, so this year I decorated earlier than ever. Don & I are in the Christmas spirit. We have had friends over for dinner and drinks a few times. Our daughter and her family and my brother, sister-in-law and my niece and her family came over for a family Christmas/tailgate dinner during the SEC Championship. We all had a good time. Our youngest niece was not with us, but her new Golden Doodle puppy, Sully came. She is a beautiful and sweet puppy!
Sunday we will have a few friends over to help us celebrate our 40th anniversary. Then Christmas Eve we head to Montgomery to spend Christmas with our daughter and family. Once we get home, it will be time to get ready to leave for the winter trip to Rockport, Texas.
We have done quite a few little mods to KoKo; replaced the kitchen and bath blinds with curtains, a storage shelf for the printer, new storage for the folding table, etc. We never got around to waxing, before it got cold, so I guess that will get done in Texas.
Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a healthy, prosperous New Year and safe travels in 2010.