My Mom's thimbles.......
It is still fairly raw, cleaning out my Mom's house. Mom is in assisted living now, and bedridden, although we are hoping that she will regain a small bit of mobility in the months to come, with physical therapy.
My sister and I placed Mom's house for sale, but first it needed a new roof (thankfully covered by insurance) and repair of an area with water damage. The first full weekend there were over 7 offers on the house. Two of them cash offers. We settled on one cash offer from a man buying the house for his son who works nearby, also giving his mother (son's Grandmother) a place to stay when she goes into town to see her doctors. He did not care about having an inspection, saying he would take care of any repairs that come up. To say that we were blessed with that offer is an understatement! The cash offer meant that closing is quick, easy. So, Mom's house is now someone else's house, which is sometimes difficult to come to terms with. I suppose the next time I'm in town it'll be weird not to go "home".
We are preparing for our trip out of town to Ruidoso, probably a 3 1/2 hour drive from our house. It's just a get out of town and be somewhere else trip.....we plan to hike, and walk, and visit White Sands.
A photo of the balcony of the condo where we are staying in Ruidoso.....this is from their web site.
Also from their web site, a photo of the outside.......
White Sands National Monument, photo from their website. I hope to take some great photos there too! We haven't been to White Sands in 20 years, so I'm excited to go!
Of course we are taking the doggo with us, and Romeo bought some "doggles" to protect her eyes while we're in White Sands.....
This is not Sioux (I'll try to get a few photos of her with them on, but these are what they look like). Not exactly sure why Romeo thought it necessary to buy these for her, but he's been getting her used to them with varying success. She'll be ok with them when we're on our walk, but once we get close to the house she tries to get rid of them by shaking her head or rubbing on our legs 😀
Our trip is not too long, a three night stay, but nice to get out of town without having to comply with a two week quarantine afterward ~ which we are supposed to do if we travel out of state. Not sure this makes any sense, considering we are experiencing an uptick in cases here as is everywhere else. 😟
We will be cautious, and take our own pillows (although I'm not sure this will make any difference at all), and take our Lysol wipes, etc. I'm not going to go crazy with that sort of thing though.
Have an amazing weekend y'all, and hopefully I'll have some amazing photos when we return!