Wednesday, December 6, 2017

On a Personal Note...

I haven't written much on this blog in 2017, or even late 2016!  But there are reasons for that! 

In late 2016 we sold our home in Yorkville, IL and transitioned into a rented condo there, while we gradually moved our stuff to our new home in Middlebury, Indiana.  (Hubby has a trailer, so we did it all ourselves!)

In early 2017 we both prepared to finish out the jobs we'd held for 25 years (hubby) and 17 years (me), intending to retire and move to Indiana on July 1.  But a couple of "acts of God" changed that plan!  Gary's place of employment (Pilkington in Naplate, IL) was blown apart by a tornado...  And then I got stage 3 thyroid cancer. 

Somehow we managed to finish up at our jobs, and we got to Indiana in late May.  After a summer of cancer treatments and a hospital stay for sleep apnea, I finally got my strength back this fall - and I then got a knee replacement in October and another one in November, just 9 days ago. 

I did manage a couple of genealogy projects, but I didn't have the time or energy to write about them...  But 2018 will be a better year!


  1. Gosh, you've been through a lot. Rest up and focus on your recovery. 2018 will most certainly be a better year!