Unless you can count cleaning as creative. My oldest granddaughter called early this morning asking for my help. I said I would come after church.
They have been planning since the beginning of the year to go to Vermont with their 2 little ones to visit family, go to a reunion and have some quality time with his side of the family.
They had purchased a house to flip last year, and when all was said and done it didn’t sell within their time-frame. They moved into it themselves, and rented out their old house.
About a month ago she told me that one of the couples who had seriously looked at the house when it was on the market had made an offer of their full asking price. Neither she nor her husband really wanted to move, but decided to accept the offer and look for another place for themselves, living in their old house in the interim.
Late last week they heard their neighbor was moving out of the state and wanted to sell. They made a deal, so at the moment (until closing tomorrow on the one they sold) they own 3 houses! They have been moving for a week, cleaning, etc. It is enough to wear me out thinking about it!!!
I, being a good Grandma, ( :-} ) offered to help do whatever I could, pack, babysit, clean. I am no good with hefting boxes and furniture too much, but willing to help where I can.
I think she REALLY didn’t want to have to call me, but when all their friends (whom they have helped many times), the rest of the family, both his and hers, were unable or unwilling to help, she called me. (in fairness to her mom, she at least helped her yesterday.)
So, today, instead of having a free afternoon to make cards, I spent it cleaning. We got the kitchen, cabinets clean inside and out, refrigerator and stove cleaned, and downstairs bath done, windows washed and woodwork wiped down. Tomorrow at 7 a.m. I am going to help with the final vacuuming, bathroom wipe-down and mop the floors. At 9:30 they close and hope to be on the road to Vermont by 10!
WHEW! Tune in tomorrow. I will post unless I am unable to. I can’t believe how tired cleaning for 3 hours without a break has made me. I guess the cleaning muscle isn’t used enough!! My style has been to clean awhile, take a break, clean some more, take a break, etc. Usually the breaks last longer than the cleaning!
Tomorrow I will have 2 cards. At least I better as there are birthdays coming up, I need a couple of thank you cards and a couple more sympathy. So, tune in tomorrow for a blog with more creativity involved.