Today was a full day at the home-place. The Vision Forum interns came over and helped us once again, and, as we have done on many Saturdays, we cut down “cedar” trees together and threw them into the fire. There’s something strangely gratifying about this task. Similar to mowing the lawn. Perhaps it’ the fact that the progress can be easily tracked and the results are so immediate. Of course the result is a higher level of order and cleanliness, which is something that I like. With the help of Tait, Jason, Daniel and Christopher, we were able to accomplish much more than we would have otherwise.
In part, this sort of work is something that we have always done here, and would likely be doing anyway, but particularly since we are preparing to sell our property, we are trying to beautify the land, and the house for that matter. At this point, it looks like we may have even more time to beautify the place than we were hoping for.
According to the realtor that we have been working with, there are issues with the title that he and the title company have been working to settle. He says that it could even be as much as three to six months before the transaction is complete. The truth is, it’s actually to our benefit in several ways if it takes a while longer. First, we do not have to so frantically prepare our property for sale, and second, mom will have more time to recover from her surgeries. So basically, it could be a real blessing that we’re having to wait.
On that note, mom has been doing very well. Her arm is still a bit sore, but it seems that that is a normal side-effect of the surgery. Her arm is still quite mobile, but aside from the prescribed exercises, she is trying to keep use of it to a minimum to avoid the possibility of lymphedema setting in. Also, we did get the official test results back this week and they are in agreement with the initial results; that is, that no cancer was found in the lymph nodes removed. Praise God!