We are back in Ft. Worth and Tom is slowly recovering from his three dental implants...
We are also continuing the house hunt. I know my friends have beautiful homes and backyards in Houston (see previous blog) but it is pretty too, here in Ft. Worth, and we were determined to be close to some of our family in retirement.
We need to find a place soon. Tom is becoming too comfortable in the house we are leasing...and even though it is in a stately old neighborhood....it is too small ... is on the fringes of the neighborhood.....between two train tracks, near a noisy street and overlooking a pawn shop! I had to laugh at him today. He was counting all of the pluses of living where we live.(all things important to him)...There is nearby: a post office, an ice cream store, an inexpensive dry cleaners, a five dollar car wash and a place he can get a ten dollar haircut. Mind you no one in the barbershop speaks English.
We found a small three bedroom one story home that Tom really really liked yesterday, but it did nothing for me. I hope I am not being too particular...but I have to feel like I could live in a place as soon as I walk in the door. We have an appointment with a builder tomorrow. I know building is a hassle (we have done it before). But, I really am thinking about the big picture...and want to be happy there for years to come.
Oh! About the "gifts"! This week there is another wedding in our family. My niece Sara is getting married. We stopped by her mother's house (who is my sister Polly) and she had just wrapped the gifts for the bridesmaids. I thought they looked so pretty.
*on another note. Another sister called this morning to see if I wanted to ride to the Dollar Store with her. After all of these years of living so far away...it is so nice to be able to just run and errand with a sister :)