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Tuesday Update: 11/13/07

Well, it has been another busy, but good couple of weeks. The most exciting news is that work has finally really started to take off at the new house!! They started framing it up last Monday and by Friday they had all the exterior walls done. It was so exciting to actually walk up and IN to the new house for the first time. Of course, it is still hard to visualize where the walls will be and everything, but it is finally starting to look like a house! YAHOO! We’ll be driving by again tomorrow to check out the progress, so I’ll try to get updated pictures out there as well. We showed our house again last Friday, and are keeping our fingers crossed that we might finally have a really interested buyer. Let’s HOPE!!

This past weekend Matt and I went to Iowa City for the IA/MN football game. We hadn’t been out to a game there for a number of years…and it was so much fun. We found our seats easily and sat next to some really nice folks who have been sitting in that spot for a number of years. I have to say, that Kinnick Stadium is very well set up for wheelchairs. The section they have set aside for wheelchair seating was so great. There was plenty of room for the wheelchairs and their companions…and there was no one standing up blocking our view. There was a walkway in front of us and if anyone stopped there for too long a security guard would walk down and tell them to move along…then he’d turn and give us a thumbs up. It was great! I was so tickled with how easy it was to get in and out, and how seriously the guards took their jobs! It was a chilly day, with lots of wind…but it was perfect football weather. We layered up, drank hot chocolate, and Matt even let me sit on his lap to warm up my legs a bit. The Hawks played so-so, but still managed to pull out a victory, so that was good! (AND the Cyclones won their game as well!) By the time we got back home we were pretty pooped, but it was such a good day. It was so fun to do something like that, just me and Matt. It was a truly great day!!

Sunday Matt’s parents came over to help rake up the yard. We spent a few hours working on that and filled 15 city bags!!! I was so glad for their help! It was unseasonably warm on Sunday, so it worked out well for yard work. We all sat on the patio together after our work was done, enjoying the warm evening. Then we went inside for a nice family supper. It was good to have a day like that with his parents as well.


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