I’m just elated lately — we recently found out that Dave’s mom is taking the eight hour Amtrak train ride to St. Paul for my birthday next month. I usually see her once a year, with me taking the train to see her and catch up. However, this year she is taking the train and is so looking forward to meeting our new cat Rachael and seeing our house full of “new” furniture. YAY! One of our decks, the long one at the back of the house, was scheduled to be replaced in September or October, but our man thinks it can be fully installed by the time of Lee’s visit. This is great, because she loves to sit on the deck with her coffee in the morning.
And I am doubly thrilled because Lee is the only mother I have left. My own mother passed away in 2000.