18 days and counting!

In 18 days, we will say goodbye to our home of almost 14 years.


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In my post ‘Exciting times ahead‘, I wrote the following –

Let’s get caught up on the other important events taking place.  The house appraisal was completed a little over a week ago and the results were all good.  The home sale continues to proceed without issues and we are still on the calendar to close on August 2nd.  Gary and I continue to downsize possessions while we also have administrative duties taking place such as updating address on all our accounts.  In 2 weeks a PODS container will be delivered and parked in our driveway.  The PODS container will be packed with items and possessions we are keeping for our future home.  Once the PODS container is filled, it will be picked up and stored locally here in the Dallas area until we are ready for it.


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In today’s post, I write the following –

The PODS container was delivered yesterday.  Items we are keeping and storing are now starting to make their way into the container.  Much downsizing has taken place over the past year and a little more to go with regards to ridding of un-needed items.  Tomorrow we are having an Estate Sale and hope to downsize considerably more items.  The PODS container will be sitting in our driveway for 2 weeks at which time it will be picked up and stored.

Last week Gary and I had the pleasure of meeting one of the future owners of our home.  The future home owners had an appointment to have painters come to the house for an estimate.  The future owners will be repainting several rooms in the interior and needed access to the home.  Gary and I decided to stay and we met the wife/mom of the family that will be moving in shortly.  She is extremely excited about moving in and loves this home very much.  Gary and I know, when we leave our home, it will be a home for a vibrant young couple with very young children.  We are happy.


My final appointment with my urologist Dr. F. was last week at which time I received all my medical records for my next doctors.  When we leave Dallas on August 2nd, we will make our may to Pensacola Florida the location of my next surgery.  My new primary care manager is selected and appointment scheduled for August 8th.  Because Gary is a military veteran and I am his spouse I have access to the healthcare system at the Naval Air Station Pensacola.  Once the primary care manager appointment is complete, a referral will be submitted then an appointment will be scheduled with the urologist at the Naval Air Station medical facility.  Once the urologist consultation takes place, we will proceed with the best course of action to take care of my bladder cancer.

The days are coming and going and many activities continue to take place.  This chapter will soon be over and the next one will begin.

18 days and counting!

54 thoughts on “18 days and counting!

    • Thank you David, I think the estate sale should go well. It is unbelievable how much of our possessions we already had gotten rid of. The house is looking empty! Have a great Friday my friend! 🙂


  1. I thought you might be going to a military hospital – what a lovely location for your surgery. As you recover, you can sink your toes into the sand and enjoy some cooling breezes from the Gulf. Isn’t it lovely that the new owners love your precious home? We were so happy that a couple, not unlike us, bought our lovely house in Scotland. They have kept all the very tall trees so it looks like somewhere that Sleeping Beauty lives! We never regretted downsizing dramatically and getting rid of the ‘stuff’ – it is liberating. Hugs K x 🙂

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    • Thank you Paula, everything is falling into place – with much planning on Gary’s part. The house is becoming empty and soon there will be nothing left except the shell. Thanks and a glorious weekend to you as well! 🙂

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  2. Things are happening fast, as each day approaches something further takes place to draw you closer into your new chapter of life. You have everything so methodically planned, it is amazing, all can only go well. All the very best for the Estate Sale tomorrow. Hoping that you have a great day my friend. 🙂

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  3. I don’t think I realized that you live in Dallas. I used to live there…on McCommas Blvd. Then moved out to Lancaster. I lived there for about three years and as we were leaving, I asked the Loser puppet to take me by the grassy knoll and the school book depository. It was sort of surreal….seeing it in person.
    I hope your estate sale goes well and you make a lot of dough! I know you and Gary are excited. 18 days and counting!!! 🙂

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  4. Oooh….I meant to tell you. I also had barbecue at Southfork (which of course, wasn’t really in Dallas.) I met all the “stars” and you would think my favorite would have been ole’ J.R. or that delicious Bobby, but it was Ray. There was just something about him that was…magnetic.

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  5. Since I started reading your blog later after your original diagnosis, I was curious, only if it is ok to ask, if not, tell me buzz off and i am totally ok with that, but i was curious, was Bacillus Calmette-Guerin therapy part of your original treatment?
    How do you feel about everything being 18 days away?
    Will the military hospital do their own evaluation on treatment or has the plan been established and this is the hospital doing the procedure?
    Im so glad you have your spouse and your plans are moving forward and soon you will have had treatment and can travel like you’ve dreamed of doing!

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    • No problem asking questions – upon my first biopsy, my urologist indicated to me the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin therapy would not have any affect because the cancer was not superficial, meaning it was further into the lining of my bladder. No treatment plan established yet, and the hospital on the navel base would not do the surgery. The urologist that practice there also have their own private practice and therefore a civilian hospital would be used. Thanks for your comment, I appreciate you very much. Happy Friday! 🙂


  6. I’m so glad that this young family are so happy and excited with the prospect of moving into your house. It will be loved and cared for and filled with fresh laughter whilst the walls exude the love and laughter and care that you and Gary put in during your tenure. 18 days is not long – cherish each one. I know you will.

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  7. So great to read your update Terry. I’m so glad you got to meet the new mom of your home and got a good feeling about how much she and her family will love it. Will be so glad when you get through your doctor appointments. I am sure your days are busy, but it is always so good to hear from you

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    • Thank you Jodi, yes it was nice to meet the mom – it feels good knowing the home is going to a wonderful family. Days are busy, many activities taking place and the house is becoming empty. Thanks dear, always appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

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    • Thanks for you support Sadie! My next surgery will be a major one because my cancer has spread, so the travel adventure is on hold and we are going straight to Florida for the next surgery. Appreciate you! 🙂

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  8. Finally! You are seeing the fruit of all your labor bring you to this time! Remember all the days of frustration? And things worked out and have all come together. I say this only to make you smile and know in your heart these next few months will do the same!

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    • Yes, it is very exciting times – the estate sale took place today and was a success. The home is almost completely empty and we are ready to move on – not much longer! Thanks for stopping by, always appreciated! 🙂

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