My mom still says this...My nana said it too and now I am saying it. ;) "Come hell or high-water"
I love that saying and it sums up the amount of determination that lies within my husband and I, to reach goals and take care of family at the same time.
My mom who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis is in need of a smaller home. Both she and my dad have reached that point when the 7 plus room Cape Cod style home that gave oodles of memories for me, for them, for my sister, for family, is just too big for them. My sister and I are "all hands on deck" type of people that when people need us we try to help the best way we can. We learned this from our parents.
So...come hell or high-water we will be adding on to our home and creating a cottage style handicapped accessible apartment for my parents, plus adding on a second floor to our home for us. This is "big doings."My parents are to the MOON excited and we are as well!
With the big doings comes meetings with our town, getting approval, and this and that. If the town disapproves of our plans, we will be moving or building another home that accommodates all. All of this is like waiting for the cows to come home. ;) See pics. above. These cows are so cute. I snapped there pics. at a farm on my way home from work!
We have been drawing up ideas-plans-Meeting with our environmentally sound builder and friend. This will be a long process, but not too long. My parents gave me the best nest and now it is our turn to give them the best nest in return.