Felt like it was time for an update, so here it goes.
We are still in West Virginia. The house has not sold, but we've had a couple of open houses, and there's been a good amount of interest. We are waiting to see if a recent visitor is going to make an offer. They had some things to square away on their end first. I'll be checking in with my realtor probably Tuesday. (I last talked to her on Friday.)
Meanwhile, we have finished with the major stuff we needed to do to the house, so we are more or less just taking it easy and working on the smaller projects. He has done some planting, even though we will likely not be here at harvest time. We have corn, squash, pole beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, and I'm not sure what else he has planted or is planning to plant. He doesn't want to take our seeds with us, so he's planting them. Hopefully, whoever buys our house will get to enjoy the results!
My fibromyalgia continues to get worse. The weather this Spring has been very unstable and unpredictable. There have been wide temperature swings, which always throws me into a flare. Add in the various stresses I'm facing, and it's been rough for me. I work just 2-3 days per week at the cat rescue, but we're pretty full right now, so the work there is pretty intensive. I usually come home in immense pain. Last week, I was pretty much in bed for two days. I've been in bed again today, because we hosted a cookout yesterday! Basically, if I am not in severe pain, I'm doing, doing, doing. I'm due to see my rheumatologist this week and I'll be sharing some new symptoms and my illness' progression with him. I'm also going to be asking for a six-month supply of my primary medication, due to the fact that we are moving.
I'm having more bad days lately, but when we visited New England back in January, I noticed that I did better. Other than getting a little more tired than is normal, I do not recall that I had any flares. What this means, hopefully, is that I should do better living at a higher altitude. Fibromyalgia is a progressive disease, but I'm hopeful that in a better environment I can slow the progress and accomplish more.
My disability hearing is scheduled for July 23. I am hopeful that I will be approved. I live one day at a time, because I never know how I will be feeling from day to day. I'm fortunate to be surrounded by loving, compassionate people.
As long as we are here, we are spending as much time as we can with those who are special to us. Our gatherings tend to draw 10-20 people, and everyone always has a good time. For our cookout yesterday, he made BBQ seitan kebabs, which were fantastic, and I did grilled asparagus, which got raves. We are doing more cooking from scratch at home these days. He does most of it, since I have my health issues, but when I am feeling good, I am very happy to get into the kitchen and shake things up. I'm looking forward to making pickles again this year, and we continue to make our own pasta. Cooking, especially cooking healthy meals and doing it well, is so gratifying.
We will more than likely throw another party when we know when we are moving. I've already had one "farewell" event. I'm willing to have more!