My brothers and I make it a point to meet up regularly and spend some time to bond. Since only one of us remains single, the rest of us would often bring our families during these instances. This is something which our father reminded all four of us, to remain close no matter what and find ways on how to remain in touch even though my parents are no longer around.
We would always find a way to see each other by planning on different trips. We would head out to the beach, go camping or even take hikes with our families with us. I would always bring my big solar oven so I can prepare the meals much faster and be able to feed the starving flock. After a busy and activity packed day, we all need to have some great food to enjoy together.
I was happy for my sister that she is finally moving on from a terrible divorce she had with her husband. I always thought that their relationship was bound in doom, since her husband has always been a playboy. They were childhood sweethearts, and even then everyone knew about her philandering ways. My sister simply thought that he would change once they get married.
She now has a new place where she can raise their daughter and start moving on from where they had left off. Since she owns her own business, she would spend most of her time at home to play with her daughter, something she feels her daughter needs more given her separation with her husband. The other day I went over to her place to hand out the solar patio fountains I promised her, which she wanted to have to help improve her home and make it more beautiful for her and her daughter to enjoy.
When I was able to find a house where I felt comfortable and at home, I immediately told my broker that I would take the place and move in it as soon as possible. I could hardly believe that it has been two years since that day, and I have managed to make the space more of my own than it was a few years back. I feel as if I have done well in improving the entire house.
I am most proud with what I have done with the backyard since this used to be an empty space which the previous owners left just like that. I immediately thought of transforming it into a garden, and worked with my reliable landscaper which our company also hires for the office premises. He turned the backyard into a beautiful oasis, complete with a pergola, a hummingbird mister and a bench where I can sit and admire the natural beauty. This is surely home for me.
BEAUTIFYING THE GARDEN
I was so happy when my mom told me that she was now willing to stay in our house after years of convincing her. I was so afraid for her since she lived by herself after dad passed away. Regardless of my invitation, she refused as she said she wanted to grow old and die in the same house where she lived with my dad after they got married.
Now that she finally agreed to live with me, I immediately transformed one of her rooms to her liking just so I can make her feel comfortable. I told her she had the free hand to work on our garden and do whatever she wanted with it. I was surprised that she spent most of her time in the spot, even coming to a point when she ordered this solar water pump since the old one for the pond no longer worked well. I feel so much relieved having her here and enjoying her time improving on my backyard.