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My family made sure I could have a good day today, and I was so grateful. The first time, the first year of special dates are hard, but the people who love me made it as easy as possible.

My mom, my sister Betsy, Fiona and I went out for brunch. We dropped Fiona at a friend's and then went home and spent a couple of hours clearing stuff out of the garage--my plan is to get Rob's car out of storage and use that, getting rid of my Honda. Haven't decided whether I am going to try to sell it or donate it yet. We filled up the garbage and recycling with lots of stuff (and found various things in boxes that made us laugh. I found his driver's license that expired in 2008, his physics notebook from 1975, and a holographic Olympics calendar from 2002. Rob kept EVERYTHING.)

I also found a Valentine card he had given to me years ago. It was almost like getting a birthday card from him.

Then, we met Fiona again at the Riverview Theater where we went to see The Greatest Showman. Fiona and I had seen it before and enjoyed ourselves hugely, and Mom and Betsy loved seeing it for the first time.

Finally, we drove to my sister's home on Lake Minnetonka, where we ate a delicious dinner. I drove Mom home, and then Fiona. Fiona and I sang The Greatest Showman soundtrack all the way to her apartment.

Yes. I had a good day. I am thankful.

Peg and her mom in a booth at brunch, showing off a caramel roll

Fiona and Peg sit in a booth at brunch

Betsy and Peg at brunch

Believe it or not, it's actually an improvement:

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Date: 2018-04-29 01:08 pm (UTC)
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looks like awesome progress, all stacked and ordered. everything has to be done in bits. Happy birthday!

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Date: 2018-04-29 04:39 pm (UTC)
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Happy birthday! So glad it was a good day. The garage looks GREAT!! Sure there's a few things still on the shelves but look at that clear, beautiful floor!!

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Date: 2018-04-29 05:21 pm (UTC)
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Believe me, I can relate. Yesterday I finally got Dave's condo to the point where I could call 1-800-JUNK to come pick up the furniture and donation material. It took 4 guys, 2 trucks, and four hours, but the apartment is finally empty!

It's a long road, but if you don't stop periodically and appreciate how much you have already accomplished you'll just give up. When I was feeling discouraged I would pile everything against the walls and vacuum the rug. Sure, it's just going to get dirty again, but there's something about an expanse of (kind of) clean floor that warms the heart. So yeah, nice floor! Hang in there.

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Date: 2018-04-29 11:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aome
Ok, now I'm home and was able to read your post. Sounds like a wonderful day, so many thanks to your family for taking such good care of you. Love your hat and I heartily approve of Fiona's Hogwarts shirt. :D (Also, whatever caramel sweet roll thing you were eating looks delicious!!)

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Date: 2018-04-30 02:26 am (UTC)
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Happy birthday! That is a very fancy hat. I'm glad your family is so awesome.

The garage looks great. I know you aren't done, but you've more than started.

P.

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