The upstart Rotary Club of Ashburn held an “amazing” fundraiser event for Ryan on Saturday night. Sue attended and was truly impressed. I kid you not, she just keeps going on and on about it. She tells me the key-note speaker, John Warren (local Rotary Club President), delivered an incredible speech. Apparently, it involved some humor at my expensive. I love it! Remember, you can’t offend me… I’m married!
Sue found herself overcome with emotion and appreciation at all the love and support from the community. She cried as she told me about the event when she came home. She was still crying (in a good way) the next morning. She talked about all the wonderful people who attended, to include my harem (as she now refers to them), the prayer warriors, the rotary club, our neighbors, and so many others.
In just a few days (Thursday), Kari is coming home for the summer! Her last final exam is Wednesday afternoon. So far, just one final grade is in; she got an “A” in Advertising 215! I wish her well with the rest of her semester.
I’ll drive to WVU on Thursday to move her out. I’m hoping my neighbor from two houses up will allow me the use of their van, since I’m certain Kari is coming home with more than she went. I had intended to just move much of her belonging into her new off-campus house, but she is not allowed in until May 20.
Much headway was made “decluttering” the basement this weekend. As I said last week, we intend to move Ryan down as soon as possible. Thank you to Michelle and the Prayer Warriors for all your hard work helping Sue go through our belonging. I just hope I didn’t hide anything incriminating or embarrassing in all that clutter (like a stash of porn and cigars)…
Right now, the bulk of the belongings in the storage area are moved into the finished section. Piles (or, more accurately, mountains) are label with various destination: Goodwill, garage, storage and trash. We have so much trash (I’m proud of you, Sue) that I just might take a picture of it when I put it on the curb for pick-up.
Meanwhile, Bryan Tiplady (or, as Ryan calls him, Mr. T) is pulling together the logistics and volunteers for finishing it out. He is even going so far as to measure the air particles circulating through our home! This is a monumental undertaking and we simply cannot thank him enough.
For the most part, it seems Ryan’s allergies (or whatever was making him cough last month) has quieted down. He’s not having the coughing fits any longer. Still, at night I hear him cough every once-in-a-while. It’s a welcome improvement!