This is the catch all report of 2020.
Our oldest daughter Trica is still struggling with health issues. She is still in process of being divorced...possibly one of the most drawn out divorces in history. She is not employed and at the moment doesn't want much to do with anyone. If you are inclined to pray...she could sure use prayers. She was able to visit with her daughters and grandchildren the day after Christmas.
Savannah is working at a Radio Station and going to Bemidji State University, she has changed her major to Business. She took a class in the cities and is now an Eyelash Extension Technician part time. She said "I could put some lashes on you Grandma it would give me practice on an older person." Savannah has a dog named Chewy and her kitty Luna.
Madison is happily married to Brenton and they are the proud parents of Hey Mikey who is three years old and Little Miss or Cee Cee who was born in March. Madison is a Dental Assistant and really likes the Dentist that she work for. Brenton works in his Dad's Machine Shop in Michigan. They measure their snow in feet not inches. They have a kitty named Raina. Update:Maddie has another cat...not sure what his name is. His name is Loki.
Maddie and Cee Cee...Photo by Jen
Hey Mikey plays pinball....Photo by Jen
This was his first attempt at playing Pinball. Jen and Andy recently had this old pinball machine restored. It was the Pinball machine from our Resort that Jen played for hours.
Paige is waiting to get into a Dental Hygienist program and in the mean time she is working as a CNA in a Nursing Home. She was bartending at a pub...but with Covid that place is closed down for indoor dining. Paige has Bailey (a very old cat) for company in her apartment.
A photo of all our Grands better known as "The Five"
Noah, Maddie, Paige, Savannah, Adam Christmas Day 2020...Photo by Jen
Our youngest daughter Jen and her husband Andy moved from Fisher Minnesota to East Grand Forks Minnesota in June. They spent the summer remodeling their new to them home. They are both Instructors at Northland Community and Technical College. Andy custom built oak cabinets and Jen was the Interior Decorator.
Jen and Andy
Noah graduated from UND with a degree in Chemistry and left Noodles & Company for a full time job with benefits. He and his gal friend share two little dogs, Aphrodite and Aurora.
Noah... Photo by Jen
Adam graduated form High School in May of 2020. He worked as a line cook all summer and into the Fall until Covid closed the eating establishment. He attends Northland Community and Technical College, he is taking classes to see what he likes. Yesterday he rescued a cat from the Humane Society by the name of Phoebe.
Adam at Drive By Graduation
Miney is 15 and Little Elvis is 10. Miney has Dog Vestibular Syndrome and has good days and bad days. Little Elvis has all good days! Update: Elvis is 11 and thinks his name is Hermione.
Little Miss or Cee Cee was born March 10. She gave us quite a scare in April when she had a bladder infection and went into Septic Shock...luckily she recovered quickly.
Cee Cee just a few days old....photo by Jen
A photo taken just last week by Jen...her winter headband fits!
My Aunt Anna died in November, she survived and fought Cancer for 35 years. She was my Dad's only living sibling. Aunt Anna was 85 years old. Her funeral was live streamed from the Lutheran Church in town.
My Dad's Cousin Big Elmer died in October of Covid. He was 84 years old. His funeral was live streamed from the church where he was a Pastor for many years.
Aunt Helen died in September she was 90 years old. She was married to Far Guy's Uncle Archie who died in 2019.
Our happenings: Far Guy was taken off the Lung Transplant list in September, instead he had a stent placed in his heart and special medication to keep the stent open. He will be 71 in a few weeks.
We purchased a 1959 Desoto Firesweep in early September it is his project car, it is all original and has only 56,000 miles on it.
The old folks going for a drive
We still share the woodcarving hobby, although Far Guy carves more than I do.
I keep busy with blogging, photography, crocheting, killing weeds, mowing lawns, shoveling snow and keeping one eye on Far Guy. I am a Find a Grave volunteer and try to do entries at Family Search when time permits.
Covid 19 in 2020...Far Guy is healthier being a hermit. We go out one day a week for his Infusion at the Infusion Center (the Infusion gives him the protein he lacks to protect his lungs). I pick up groceries curbside and go by the drop off at the Post Office and through the Drive thru at the Bank. If we cannot buy it in town we order online or go without. We have visitors out on our patio and stay at least six feet apart. Far Guy's Doctors appointments are all Zoom meetings and he does his own physical therapy here at home. Recently he went to the Dentist to repair a tooth that has been bothering him for many months. We will be more than happy to get the vaccination when it is available to us.
Most photos by Jen and the last photo was our trailcam.
We wish you a Happy New Years Eve! Stay home and stay safe!