Another (mostly) Bailey weekend

After two wedding showers last weekend, we got back to next steps on the Bennett Ave. landing purchase. Monday we met our realtor and the house inspector at the house for the house inspection. It was primarily for our own information, since the seller was selling as is. We just thought it might be nice to know up front if there might be problems we couldn’t see. Fortunately, there weren’t. Pretty much the usual things for a house built in 1957. I was 12 in 1957 and I have a few things that need repair or a little paint once in awhile myself! Since the closing had to be postponed until the May 13 due to the estate still being in probate, we had thought we would be closing online. The title company, though, wanted us to come in on the 6th to sign our share of the paperwork and of course to bring the cashier’s check for the purchase. That was mercifully quick since we weren’t dealing with a mortgage company there. We’ve purchased insurance and arranged for utilities to be changed into our name next Friday, so I think we’re as close to being homeowners as we can be from our side. Now to dream and get busy!

Bailey’s fiance Brett has a brother who is also graduating from college this year, so he and Bailey celebrated together. Nolan’s graduation ceremony was held Friday and Bailey’s was Saturday. Brett and Nolan’s dad made pulled pork and their mom made the rest of the spread. If anyone went home hungry, it was their own fault.

Yesterday was the actual Friends University graduation ceremony. Friends University goes back in our family a long time. My dad, Craig Peterson, was a member of the board when I was in college, maybe before as well. My sister Florence Marie was a freshman at Friends when I was not quite 7 years old and I decided then and there that I wanted to go to college there. And I did! I graduated in 1969, LeRoy in 1972 with his BS and 1994 with his master’s degree, the same year that Heidi got her BS. Rob had his pre-Army college start at Friends, too. Now it’s time for the next generation. Ben and Bailey started there in the fall of 2018 before Ben left for the Air National Guard and now Bailey finished up in December but walked yesterday. Bailey and Abby Dundee, her friend since church camp in high school and fellow education major, are also both getting married very soon and will be in each other’s weddings. Friendship/sisterhood like that deserves celebration!

Today was Mother’s Day and it has been a really good one. LeRoy got me a beautiful bouquet of unusual roses, most of which are double and are spectacular as they open. Bailey also brought me a bouquet with some of my favorite tangerine colored ones.

We had lunch at Longhorn Steakhouse with Heidi and Tim, Bailey and Brett. Good company, good food.

After we got back to our RV park, we visited with some Golden Bell volunteer friends. We found out yesterday that Ted and Kathy Bonner were here in the park and our friend Max Reeser was not far away, so we made a date for this afternoon. Since we’re leaving in the morning, the timing turned out just right.

Throw in a nice long visit with Rob and Shelly in Washington and my day has been pretty close to perfect. In just about a month, we’ll all be together again for Brett and Bailey’s wedding. We’re all about those parties!

See you down the road!

About 2010liberty

Retirement agrees with us! After traveling in our 40' Silver Eagle bus conversion, whose name was Liberty, since 2010, it was time for a change. Now we spend the winter in Yuma, AZ and travel during the spring, summer and fall setting the Pace!
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