Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The House and MRIs

Just hanging out while my wonderful brother-in-law begins putting the new flooring down in my house. I'm moving room to room, looking for ways to keep myself occupied without getting in the way. I don't have a clue how to help, and would be more trouble than help if I tried.

My house is not the most expensive thing in the world by any means. It was built by a contractor to sell. It has most of the inexpensive finishes that come with that kind of construction, but coming from the house in Rison, it's sooo much nicer. That house fulfilled it's purpose and served us well. But, it was nothing fancy, and had quite a few quirks and things that really needed remodeling. This house was brand new, and built to entice a buyer. I will eventually replace the lighting fixtures in the bathrooms, and someday maybe I can build a roof over the back porch. The usual carpet and vinyl will now be replaced by a much nicer laminate. The nicest floor I've ever had and I'm thrilled about it.

My children were raised in that house in Rison. So, it still holds a lot of sentimental value for me. The front closet door held all the growth markings for J, LeLe, and my two nephews. When we were just about finished moving everything out, I opened that door to make sure the closet was empty, and began crying. It almost destroyed me to leave that door. SR looked at me and asked if I wanted to take it with us. I could have jumped for joy! He promptly took it off the hinges and we loaded it up. Of course we replaced it for the new owners. That door is hung on my garage wall now, and I can look at it and remember anytime I want. It's like the piece of porch J carved in. It will go with us no matter where we go, no matter where we live. If we can't take it with us, it will go to one of the kids. They must promise to never let us know if they do away with it. (Sad face and boo hoo here)

I didn't post about Mom's MRI appointment beforehand, because we didn't want anyone to worry about it. The CT scan she had showed that her chest, abdomen, and pelvic area were all clear, but it showed some spots on her skull that our Nurse Practitioner was concerned about. Thus the MRI yesterday. The report showed nothing to be concerned about. Not sure what the spots are exactly, but they are benign and that is all the matters. Big sigh of relief here!

1 comment:

Sooz said...

Awww I love that SR took the door with you. So sweet!
And very happy your mom's MRI came back great! I had one a few years ago that showed spots in my head but it was shadows from headaches I was having..so its probably nothing at all.