Hey how was your weekend? What did you do with yours? I spent mine in sanctuary as usual. Both BBQs were big successes. Everyone… extended family and friends all had a good time. I got there in time to do some work. I managed to clean the patio and make it all spiffy by the time the first party started. But I wasn’t able to get to the lawn until the next day for that party. No matter. In the end, the kids ran around laughing and playing and the adults did pretty much the same thing without the running. There was enough food to feed an army and Randy’s “schloppy burgers” were incredible edibles! I felt very comfortable. When everyone went home after Saturday’s party, Randy asked me if I would consider moving in with him. I did not expect this. He’s been pretty constant in expressing how much he enjoys living alone and being independent. I sort of wrote it out of the options in my head. I considered it for about a nanosecond and said yes. There was not much thought required, even if you are not me. I was still on hold with Jack waiting for his family to decide if I was okay enough to take care of their dad. I would be living in the same town as Randy if I was at Jack’s but I’d be working for Jack and not have much time to see Randy. Jack only wanted to give me a couple of evenings off a week. I see Randy more than that now living 200+ miles away. At Jack’s, I would have had a room. In sanctuary, I have a whole house and a great huge yard to play with whenever I want. So Sunday was a day spent making plans about stuff. Randy would like me to put in an herb garden so that we can use fresh herbs. We picked out a good spot for that and I showed him what I want to do with each of the flower beds and where I want my veggie garden. He’s going to build French boxes for both. We also went over our finances. We made motel reservations and got our tickets for the concerts we will see in August and planned a trip to the Oregon Sea Lion Caves to celebrate the weekend I move in (by going away… how funny!). Two other plans involve getting a newer used car for me so that I can visit my kids and not worry about breaking down. He doesn’t care much for all the driving I do now… so we are looking. Very cool beans. And another warm fuzzy… it’s time for a baby. A baby brindle pit! She will have a huge yard well fenced and doggie doors to the shop and kitchen and dining room and out back, with baby gates to keep her off the hardwood floors and carpets. She’s going to walk with me everyday. I think I really did find my prince… and Sanctuary is mine. Big cheesy grin!