This means that I hope things will end well, despite all evidence to the contrary. DD28 is an Optimistic Pessimist. That means she hopes for the best but knows things will end badly. Do we need to discuss how often she is right? For example, my lack of a post yesterday, and the complete lack of art, save crocheting and coloring.
Our home will hopefully be completed on December 1, which means hopefully we can move in sometime during the 2nd week of December and there may not be a ramp on by then. And sn*w. Oh, and we are praying that the hitch is on my end of the home, otherwise I will continue to live in a cave, because the site is open to full sun on one end, and has a huge oak and some pines on the other.
Why such a delay?
Have I mentioned that we used to live in West Virginia? Yes, it IS almost Heaven. But. Everything shuts down the week of Thanksgiving so that folks can go hunting. All the schools. Because the bus drivers hunt. Do not misunderstand, I am aware of how important venison is to the freezers of WV.
“Apparently” the same is true of Pennsylvania. Because the mobile home factory shuts down for the week.
Can I tell you I burst into tears?
I despair, thinking of moving in bad weather.
See, we had planned this wonderful Thanksgiving where we would all be together. For the first time, since babies and marriages. And the first snafu just meant shifting things a few days. This is way past that.
We had hoped to celebrate several events together on the Sunday of my brother-in-law’s birthday. The Great and Powerful Bob almost left us last year, so we want to rejoice. But since we may not have even moved in by then, that’s out.
Christmas won’t work, because my kids have kids. I laid down the law when mine were young, kids need to be home for Christmas. Grandparents can be flexible, but try explaining to a four year old that they have to leave their gifts and go traveling. My granddaughter is an exception. Her father’s family live in Philly, so they travel. It is one of the few times of the year that she sees her other grandparents, and the cousins. Plus, I think she’s the first girl child in this generation. She has like a kazillion boy cousins.
So now we are looking at New Year’s Day.