Sunday, June 22, 2014


There are no photos.
It would have been impossible for me
to stop for even one.
We hit the ground running,
and after the first 2 hours of shopping,
 we had them lined up,
around the first floor for checkout.
Now and then I would catch
a couple gals perched on the winding stairs,
catching their breath and visiting.
The treasures flew out the door,
and some very creative stuffing of cars
was witnessed.

Phase one is over,
the decision of what to keep and move, 
what to sell..

Phase two, I packed up most 
of what is going to the new house, and 
staged the rest for sale.
The sale is over.

Phase three is the prep for items to be
sold in other venues, and finish the 
packing for the move.

Phase four is overseeing the moving day,
and then it is over here in lala land.

The final goal is to safely 
and efficiently get this couple
to their new home

There are special circumstances
surrounding this move, and 
family and friends await them
 to help and support
them on the rest of the journey.

Once again I have to praise the 
unyielding strength of another woman
I am privileged to know.
A very private person 
who without fail has shown humor and 
love in the face of very difficult
times, and daily amazes me with her patience
in dealing with an insidious
disease that has slowly taken her 
husband to a place she cannot go.

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Not sure what is next
here at oldgreymare.
I'll let you know as soon as I know.
Have a great week my friends.



Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh Z,
What an incredibly busy time you've been having but, it seems that you are at the last hurdle.
Your friend must be having a very hard time ….. she sounds a very strong, loving and supportive woman as she must face very difficult times everyday.
Looking forward to seeing what oldgreymare brings to us next. XXXX

Di said...

What a lovely post of friendship and love. Hope you have a restfull week. Di

Kathy said...

Happy to hear that all your hard work resulted in a huge success AND you lived to tell the tale. Well done!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I like how you have put it into phases. We are about to do phase three, unload the moving container, in the next couple of days. This time young people will do the lifting! I'll babysit the Grand!
Your friend sounds amazingly strong!

Karen Ann said...

Wishing the best possible scenario and a comfortable place to land, some peace of mind for you friend and her husband. She already has some amazing friends.


Amber said...

Wow Z! I just went back and read your previous posts. What a job! You are amazing. I will say a little prayer for your friend (and you). Alzheimer's hits close to home. xoxo

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Hey girl. A LOT on your plate.

Sending gentle hugs to your friend.
~ Lin

Kit said...

So happy it went well. I feel for your lady, my Mother went thru that will my step Dad 10 years back. A very difficult and painful process. My thoughts and prayers go to her. :) Kit

Beatnheart said...

your are an amazing lady and a trusted and loving friend and peeps who know you are lucky...

Cindy said...

you are a m a z i n g!
love you to pieces…
xo Cindy

Romeo said...

How is it that you are this incredible?!? Loving, supportive, word wise, eloquent, talented, super organized, focused and just plain awesome in every way imaginable!!! Your friends are blessed!

"her" and Romeo

Curtains in My Tree said...

sorry ps
sure you whacked off hair doo is just fine