The new year brings new resolutions and this year one of mine is to write on this blog more often! The last couple of months have been brutal to say the least. Work has been nuts and it’s been freezing here in the north east. The cold has slowed progress at the house. The plumber just started this week and the HVAC guys have been tied up with emergency calls. So, not a lot happening unfortunately.
On a personal level, we have been in California for the last couple of days. Both of my grandparents unfortunately passed away this last year. Because our family and my brothers family live far away (Boston and Mobile) we waited until the new year to scatter their ashes.
I was very close to my grandparents, my grandmother more than my grandfather, but only because my grandmother was a talker. She passed away unexpectedly in January last year. It occurred to me the other day that she doesn’t even know we bought this house. If she was still alive, she would be allllll over this blog. She loved to know what we were up to at all times. And she would’ve talked incessantly about this project and called me weekly to hear about it’s progress. My grandfather did know we bought this house and was excited for us. I miss them both and it was bittersweet to say goodbye.
While we are in California we are helping my mom and aunt get the last remaining things out of my grandparents house, which is already sold. I am fortunate that my mom and my aunt agreed to let me have my grandmothers table. I am not an overly sentimental person, but there is something comforting knowing that the table my grandmother had in her dining room and that we ate every thanksgiving meal at when I was a kid (including the one where my cousin threw up on this table after my dad gave her the tiniest bite of sweet potato, ah memories!) - this table will be moving into our home. In a small way it’s like having a piece of them come to Boston with me and I know that would make her really happy. I have big plans for this table!