Rob and I have spent every weekend of July and August in Springville working on Rob's Mom's house. We didn't return her to her house after she stayed with us in April and May. As of June, Mimi is now a permanent resident at the Julie and David Ashby's home. They finished their basement into the most beautiful mother-in-law apartment you can imagine and Mimi has settled in well.
Her house, on the other hand, has been a struggle. We were shocked and dismayed to find SO MUCH STUFF accumulated in that home. We knew an 88-year-old was bound to have a lot of stuff, but we were unprepared for how much there actually was!
|One load (of many) to the paper recycling bin. The seats are down and it is stacked all the way to the front.|
You should have seen the loads of magazines we hauled away the week before!
|Before stain--completely raw rails.|
|The deck after wire brushing and before the staining.|