Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Cedar Family Goes Back Home

Late Saturday night Dave and Katherine and 8-year-old Samuel loaded their van and car with clothes, pajamas, and miscellaneous supplies and headed back to town to sleep in their own home, which is undergoing extensive remodeling. Some of their things are still here at Woodsong since the new closets as yet lack any kind of organizational fixtures. Davie, who has helped so much, had moved in a couple days before, and the family is enjoying being together again.

Their new home is beautiful with lots of sunlight flooding in with a view of trees, birds, squirrels, shrubs, and the park next door. The spaciousness that allows Katherine's motorized wheelchair to navigate easily from one room to the next through wide hallways is restfully delightful to all of us.

Unfortunately, there is still a great deal of work to be completed. And it will be done as soon as possible. In the meantime, the family is luxuriating in simply being back at their very own place. There will be weeks of hard labor yet to complete the master bath and update the furnace and other needed work. They must still empty the rented storage units and unpack the many many boxes. But they will be doing this in the privacy of their own home and in the midst of the new beauty that their hard work has created.

Since I have not completely reorganized my life since we moved in to Woodsong over four years ago, I can only hope that the Cedars are more efficient than I am. Regardless, they will thoroughly enjoy their new quarters.

I must admit that Woodsong seems quieter and somewhat empty. But not to worry. The Taylor family are coming this weekend. Brianna wishes Samuel stayed here all the time. She liked knowing when she arrived at the farm that Sam was waiting to play and visit. And I am sure Trent feels the same way since within minutes of arriving, he and Samuel were deep into a world of their own.

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