Then I headed for Salt Lake, stopping at Grandpa's house and picking up the old pine dresser he had used for many, many years ... at least 40. James, one of Uncle Kelly's room mates helped me empty out some of a third room mate's things from it. The nursing home had us bring a bed and dresser for Grandpa's use. I thought that was interesting.
That night, because we left grandpa at Trevor and Nell's for the evening, Dad was able to do his session at the temple and I got to go to the Salt Lake temple to be with Jake as he went through the temple for his first time. I missed dinner afterwards, Crown Burger, boo hoo, because I had to get to Trevor's and Nell's before 9:00 which is sort of the witching hour for Grandpa, cause if he gets too tired, there is NO getting him off the couch, after that, unless you happen to be magical Dad!
After work I ran to DI to get a new mattress for Grandpa's big move in the next day.
On Thursday, after work, Dad and I threw Grandpa's stuff together and headed for Hearthstone Manor in Spanish Fork, where we established Grandpa in his new home. While we were moving in his furniture and setting up his room, he sat on the sofa in the common room, and fell asleep. When we awoke him to meet the administrator of the home, he was cheerful and happy ... and then we walked away ... a bit teary to be honest, but we were confident we were doing the right thing for us all.
On Friday morning I was up early heading to Salt Lake, because I knew I had to drive to Highland to deliver that mannequin that afternoon, and figured I should get the biggest bang for my gas buck by junquing in Salt Lake that morning. I ran across this pair of original 1950's Minnie and Mickey who were priced at a mere $750 each ... ouch!
I did find some goodies for the shop before heading back south and meeting the lady who had bought the mannequin.
That night, when Dad got off work, he worked on the rewiring of the main floor, finishing up the lights and plugs in the bathroom .... now he just needs to do the same in the kitchen, dining room and parlor ... Dad is awesome.
On Saturday Dad was off to Payson Cottage to work on the installation of the tub and tile surround so we can get our new tenants in.
I, meanwhile, hit a special sale for one of our flea.o.logy dealers who is down sizing, then headed to Salt Lake again to support another dealer who was hosting a sale at the Up House ... a house built to the specks of the house in the movie Up. It was a ton of fun ...
Happy Birthday Nell!
They guys, meanwhile, attended the priesthood session of General Conference in Payson, and then went to dinner at Los Amigos.
... and Kim in their Juliette window, overlooking their kitchen.
We are setting up a visiting schedule to spread out Grandpa's visits, hoping he can see a familiar face every day. There is a visiting book to sign and add pictures of visits to. Dad and I are waiting for the schedule to fill up, then we will take the left over days ... but here it is so far:
Sundays: Spencer and Brittney, Trevor and Nell
Mondays: Davin and Briahnna
Wednesdays: Becca and Brady
The address of the place is: 1424 South 1700 East in Spanish Fork.
During the conference sessions, I kept busy making invitations for my witch's party to be held later this month.
... and then Dad went to Stake Choir practice ... and when he got home we went over to Kews for dinner ... of course everything is always yummy at Terry's table.