What a week. We decided to leave for California a few days earlier than planned. It was a good decision. I was able to say 'good bye' to an old friend. Even though it isn't really good bye, because we talk everyday with email. But it was good to see Tara before she move to Texas. And I was able to do it without crying. It was hard, but I managed.
We spent the week with the family in Oxnard. It was nice to hang out and visit. We didn't get much time together but what we did have was good. Jared had planned to help mom with replacing the furnace and some work in the front bathroom. It was good we got there early because it took most of the week to get things done.
Work, Work, Work. Joe, Jared and Roger all the worked on the bathroom. New tile, new sink and cabinets I think its called a vanity. Susie and Rebekah painted it . It looks great. It is almost done. Towel racks, maybe some shelves and a shower curtain, and I think it will be complete.
The kids enjoyed being able to watch cable. We hung out at the house mostly. But we did go play at the park a few times.
It was hard to leave yesterday. I was happy to be able to come home, but it was sure hard to go. i am glad we were able to be there for so long. And now on to cleaning and cooking and organizing and laundry. Even with so much to do to get things back to normal. I am glad to be home.
This last year has been good to us. I am looking forward to a calmer 2007 though.