It’s been awhile! June tends to be a pretty busy month with school ending, & all the church activities/camps also, we are going to build a new house, so we’ve been focusing on that!
Why are we moving? I guess a lot has to do with me–i’ve outgrown this home: it was built back when my prognosis was to blink & not move…they thought i’d just stare at our pretty view all day!
the new house will be like 10 min. away from here, but it was a roller coaster finding it! mk & jessie have been bugging me for years to move. at 1st, i didn’t think i wanted to move. i hate change, was comfortable, & FINALLY settled (it took years, since i could only move & organize stuff, when i had a body there, specifically helping me!)
so years ago when i was 1st approached, i thought, “i just got settled, & u want me 2 do it all over again?!? no way!” but this time, i finally gave in & said, “we’ll talk, if u can find land”–& i gave some guidelines i didn’t think they could do: had to stay here, stay close to the church & have a grocery store nearby, but we had to be able to custom build.
it’s actually hard to find land in the area we are in, so at 1st we looked a little farther away than we wanted too, but the weirdest stuff happened when we bid on land that was farther away! I feel the Lord knew where He wanted us, & while this land eventually fell into our laps (just as mk was ready to give up), every other place we looked at was essential to leading us to where we ended up (which is interesting, if u understand the history for my church, because it had a similar situation). While our new place it’s more land than we wanted, it was priced so cheap, & was so flat (finding a large, flat area is tough where we are, but that is what we needed), yet it was so beautiful, so we (or should I say I? lol) couldn’t say no! (Plus is part of some wildlife tax exemption, so property tax is super cheap, which appealed to my “thrifty” side!)
i think this is where mk & i will be for quite a while!
i feel like i have lived on pintrest, preparing to meet w/our architect! but w/a new home, now i can open blinds, change room temp., etc. on my iPad! plus, I am dinging up this place, trying to be more independent: it wasn’t built for me to tool around the kitchen, & feed myself! besides, we want a 1-story home with the rooms i access, closer together: i can’t tell u how often i have needed to potty upstairs (where my lift is), but i’m stranded downstairs from a power outtage (granted a generator could help w/that, but i hate my craft room being downstairs, isolating me from my family!
In other news, i totally miss horse therapy, & while I can still do push-ups, I seem to be getting weaker—it is really hard to replicate what I do on the horse! There is a machine that attempts to replicate horse riding (iGallop), but it seems a bit advanced for me! BUT, I’ve been doing a lot of ROM lately, & it’s is totally helping me: Sunday i realized that my neck is turning more to the right, which is so awesome! Before it only would turn like 45 degrees, & my eyes won’t turn well to that side either, so I couldn’t see very well turning to my right…I had to either turn my chair, or sit on the right, so my head only had to turn left! but now i can actually see the “blindside” on the right! (it’s ONLY been 10+ years…lol) i keep turning my head to just make sure it’s still able to do it!
HI JENNY! CONGRATS ON THE NEW HOUSE – THAT IS SO EXCITING!! AND WOOHOO ON UR LEFT ARM IMPROVEMENT & DOING PUSH-UPS! UR JUST DOING SOME AWESOME THINGS LATELY – IT SEEMS LIKE UR STRENGTH & GROWTH R INCREASING BY LEAPS & BOUNDS! SO HAPPY 4 U. THIS SEMESTER IN SCHOOL IS KEEPING ME REALLY BUSY. BUT I LUV HEARING ABOUT WHAT UR DOING SO KEEP ON KEEPING ME POSTED 🙂 LUV, CARA