Sunday, March 09, 2008

The grandson is moving out

In June of last year, our oldest grandchild came to stay with us temporarily. He was down on his luck, and I told him he could stay here until he got back on his feet. I gave him a deadline: Be out by the end of July.

He helped Cliff put hay in the barn. He did his own laundry and gave me a token amount of money to help with expenses.

Since I'm a coward when it comes to breaking horses, he was the first person to actually ride Libby, my filly.

He was pretty rough on his pickup sometimes...

... which is why he made use of Cliff's shop so often.

Well, he turned out not to be much of a problem to me, and he wasn't even around all that much. Besides, his job started going sour and they cut his hours so that he wasn't bringing in much money to stash away for hard times. I told him to stay as long as he needed to.

He got a second job in November, and I saw him like this a lot.

He's now working at a new job that pays well and gives him lots of overtime (probably more than he wants). He and a buddy have made a security deposit on a town house. At long last he's moving out.

I'm going to miss that boy.


Spyder said...

Wow Libby did really well for her first time. Arick was very gentle with her. I'm sure he'll come back for good home cooking & a visit now & then.

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Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fine young man. said...

Hi Donna, He looks like a fine young man! I bet you will miss him!
Karen brought the laptop home on Friday night! I am so happy to have it back!! I have missed every one so much!!
Are you as ready for spring as me?? Love and Hugs Grams

Becky said...

Aww! Good luck to Arick!

Anonymous said...

hey donna, that was awfully nice of you to help the young man out, I'm glad he is back on his feet. Its hard out there, to make it.
thanks for your encouragement, to your family and myself.
hugs to donna from a loopymama

april said...


I love to hear about grandparents that are involved in their grandchildren's lives.

Your grandson will never forget the lessons you taught him by helping him. Now he'll know what to do for his grandkids someday.

winterskibunny said...

Sorry in advance, but you have been tagged!!

BarnGoddess said...

awww! oh well, I guess it was gonna happen eventually eh?

I hope all goes well for him this time 'round.

he is lucky to have such a GREAT Grandmother....I bet he knows that though

Midlife Mom said...

I'm sure you will miss him Donna. You have been a wonderful grandmother to him opening your home to him when he needed it and being there for him. He won't forget these things!!

Celeste said...

Bring life into the house. I know you will miss him.

Toni said...

And now I need a Kleenex. Sounds like a guy worth missing, for sure.