Thursday, September 25, 2008

Grandparents Back Home

We had a wonderful visit from my in-laws, on so many levels. I couldn't help but think that it gets better each time, and even JR commented on how they feel less and less like guests and more like this is a home. We managed to have a good time just hanging around and doing not much of anything, and still enjoying ourselves. I think the key is my being able to hang with RR while R and JR and the kids can go out and do things. And do things they did.

Luckily we managed to find fun things for them to do, and things the kids would enjoy, as well. In the end, we ended up with not enough time, which I take to be a good thing. Even RR said four days wasn't enough, and that's huge. I think RR enjoys being here, he can relax and be outside, and if they ever took the time to experience the community, I know they'd enjoy it.

Best of all, both JR and RR look to the barn as a house they will live in, and that is pretty much all we can ask for. The clincher was when RR commented on the fact that he likes taking showers, and then the doors opened up and he took active part in the plans. I think he likes the idea of it all, and the wonderful thing is that JR can realize a dream of having her own house, complete with decor and personal touches. Not sure how DR will react to it all, but such is life.

PD played it well by meeting them and being very respectful, and RR came away from it with a very positive impression of him, which is a good thing.

So, onwards and upwards. We'll move the house to the next step, though there is much planning and work to still do. Until then, thanks for reading.

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