We are progressing at
getting our new house
furnished and finishing our moving. We make a trip back to the Lake
Texoma home every 2 or 3 weeks to pick up odds and ends that were
left during the big move. On our last trip, one of the things we
picked up was the food dehydrator. Anna had us stopping before we
even got it home so that she could pick up a roast for us to make
our beef jerky (the batch was in the dehydrator the next morning).
Despite the plan to sell the lake house
in the next year or two we are slowly refurnishing it too, as it
was nearly emptied during the move. As long as we have it, everyone
is always welcome to use the lake house anytime they wish. The old
rules still apply (let us know when you're planning to use the house
just in case you set off the alarm system, and we get a call).
We haven't done much to the outside of the new house or yard yet.
But we have a lot of plans. Including a large patio and a garden
by early next spring. We also want to remove several large plants
from the backyard and move some others around, before we start putting
the shrubs and trees that we want.
I am still working in Carrollton, but now working from home 1 or
2 days a week. Anna is still working in the hospital in Denton,
but is looking for a new position there or a new job entirely.
We didn't get to go anywhere for Thanksgiving, since Anna had to
work the day after. But we did cook up a complete traditional Thanksgiving
meal in our new home. And by "we", I mean Anna. I didn't
know she was planning to cook a turkey and everything. She got up
early, and was a whirlwind in the kitchen all morning. Everything
We did get to spend Christmas in Oklahoma, with Anna's family.
We took the whole week of Christmas off. It was great to get to
see everyone again, and to spend a whole week just relaxing and
unwinding from work. Santa Claus was very nice to everyone, even
though I know that not everyone was should have been on
the nice list this year .