We've told my Mother and close family. Kate is happy for us. She should be - she gets the Steeler Season Tickets! Mike and I will pay for them and Kate and her friends will reap the benefits. I'm wondering how we will watch Steeler football in Shanghai. We certainly can't "turn down the sound" and listen to the Pixburgh guys. Any suggestions from other Burghers will be greatly appreciated.
We've told Laila too. She was surprised but excited for us as well. Her mother wants to come visit and I told her that she is most welcome.
Mike told his Knights of Columbus friends on Saturday night. Most people we tell are very excited for us.
We've told most of the neighbors now - just a few left to tell. Our friends,Fathers John Rushofsky, Ed Czemerda, Kevin Dominik and Ben Vaghetto know. We haven't shared with our pastor, parochial vicar and the church yet though. We'll probably do that this week because it is Holy Week.
My greatest concerns now are selling the house and finding a wonderful family for our sweet doggie, Snowball. I've talked with Jennie, the groomer and Tammy the pet sitter. I'm just hoping someone will step up to the plate and take her into their home and make her part of their family,. She's 13 - she's very healthy - the vet thought she was 9 at her last appointment a few weeks ago.
Before we sell the house, we need to complete some projects before. These include replacement of our sliding glass door in the dining room, some carpet replacement and get our driveway paved. We've lived her 21 years and we've got lots of junk and lots of treasures. This WILL be a challenge.