We had a very big weekend.
I had a good Mom’s Day. After church, we ate at Chili’s, got ice cream at Marble Slab Creamery, and went to Brandon and Rachael’s house for a movie. I had never seen The Terminal so that’s what we watched. Then we came home and I took a very long nap. I really needed the sleep.
Sunday morning, MelissaMurr and her daughter Olivia drove down from the Dallas area because Olivia had an audition in downtown Houston for America Has Talent. So they met us at our church this morning. It was good to see them again. The last time they were down here was March 2007.
Here’s Olivia, Melissa and Bethany (with Steve in the background):
And then Olivia, Melissa and me (without Steve in the background ):
On Saturday, Brandon, Rachael, Steve, me, Heather, Bill, Laurie and Tammy went to my parents’ house to clean and build a wheelchair ramp. Tammy’s son, Jeremy, joined us part of the time. We had a very productive day.
It was too hard for my mom to get down the steps of their front porch because she is usually either in her wheelchair or sitting on the seat of her walker. We were pushing her up to the steps, then she would get out and pull herself up (or down) holding the handrail of the steps, and then get back in the wheelchair. And since my dad has bad heart problems, it was tough for him to do.
So here’s pics of them building the wheelchair ramp: Rachael, Brandon, Bill and Steve…
Brandon sanding the handrail:
Pouring concrete to set the steps:
Brandon (and Bill) cutting posts for steps:
And my sister’s dogs had to help (they weren’t that much help, but they are really cute). This is Rusty and Dolly:
The four of us sisters cleaned my mom’s office area. She has been our church secretary for years, and has an office at home. But they had a roof leak, and a lot of stuff in that room was ruined. She had some magazines and books stored in there, along with some clothes that had come from her aunt’s house. Her aunt died 3 years ago. We had to throw out a lot of stuff, but there was just a lot of stuff that needed to be thrown out. We cleaned a moldy wall, and mopped the floor. It looks good now.
I’m taking Monday off. I need to do a lot of stuff around my own house. But Tuesday I plan to take Mamma to dialysis.