January 15, 2017

Fayetteville, NC

We really like it down here.  It was about 80 degrees when we pulled into the driveway of our daughter's new house. What a difference from Syracuse. Her dogs just about knocked me over, all combined 170 pounds of them. We're so proud of her new job and her new house.

Later that day we got to work on her foyer. She found out that the house was a rental for some time and the owners flipped it. They painted over the wall paper in the foyer and when she removed it, it messed up the drywall. I patched everything in a few rooms, installed some new bathroom fixtures and did some electrical work. A former tenant had a whacked out son who beat the front door to death. Ground out the dents and filled them. A contractors did some work a few weeks ago and I fixed some of what they did. I'll be able to throw up some primer tomorrow and then we're gone on Tuesday morning.

Mumsy helped with cleaning and cooking. She made meatballs and sauce yesterday and we had that tonight for dinner. Just the smell made it seem more like home.

There's a retired cop living next door and a retired Special Forces guy across the street. I'll try to introduce myself tomorrow. Found out that our girl will be going back to Afghanistan in May but only for about six weeks. As a civilian she won't be allowed to leave the base but we're still a little anxious even though we know she'll be safer there than in Chicago.


Kid said...

I hope your daughter comes back safe.

LindaG said...

Will say a prayer for your daughter.
Parents never let go completely, do we? I have another blog friend in Fayetville. We mostly went there for the VA hospital. They do have a fair Agri Supply, if I remember right.
Sounds like your daughter has some good people for neighbors.
Have a blessed week and a safe trip.

LL said...

I'm glad to hear that the new manse is coming together. She's lucky to have you.

Afghanistan is and will be problematic in the future but I think that it's ok for the time being. The bad stuff is happening on the other side of the country at the moment, on the Iran border. I have no idea how the Trump Administration will deal with all of that.

underground pewster said...

After you finish there, we could use a hand with some wall paper removal as well.