I wanted to mention a few things about Robert's funeral. Robert was a father, a husband, a friend, a businessman, a farmer, a cattle rancher and a dairyman. He had an amazing impact on the entire valley and area that he lives in. His two friends spoke at the funeral. One was his current business partner. The other was his childhood best friend who is now an Idaho Senator. They told the most fascinating stories about Robert from childhood antics to tales from Robert's most recent trip to Asia. We laughed, we cried and we all went away feeling better because we had known Robert.
Referring to the fact that Robert had a suffered from a brain tumor, his friend shared a quote at the funeral that I've never heard before... a quote by John Quincy Adams on his 80th birthday, when asked about his well-being. His response was:
John Quincy Adams is well. But the house in which he lives at present is becoming dilapidated. It is tottering up on its foundation. Time and the seasons have nearly destroyed it. Its roof is pretty well worn out. Its walls are much shattered and it trembles with every wind. I think John Quincy will have to move out of it soon. But he himself is quite well, quite well.
Doug and I agreed that this poignant statement could not have been better suited for the situation. Beautiful! Because of our belief in God's plan of salvation, this made perfect sense to us. Again, the service was wonderful. We are so thankful to have had Robert in our lives, even though it was only for a little over year. He was a great man!
A few other odds and ends:
Doug finally got the sprinkler system working! This has taken weeks of experimenting and trial and error. Last week, we had a one inch flood in part of the basement, but it was what actually helped Doug get things going! Thankfully, only the hall carpet was affected and just barely. The water was in the storage room downstairs. He also has figured out the air-conditioning! It's been quite a few weeks of trying to figure these things out. The previous owner had assured us that he would get them working for us this summer. He's forgotten how, so we were on our own. It's been in the upper 80s, so YAY Doug!
Tonight, I finished watching the Gilmore Girls series. Loved the first four seasons and the last. Seasons 5 and 6, not so much. Over all, the first few seasons were wholesome entertainment. It got worse as it went along, but I loved the mother-daughter relationship between Lorelei and Rory. Mrs. Gilmore, however, reminded me very much of my own mother. It was an interesting experience to watch and often, hit very close to home.
I was asked how we are liking our new home. I, literally, can not say enough that this is the happiest time of my entire life, personally. I love our home, I love our neighbors, I love our ward, I love our new friends, I love the location living in Logan again, I love the canyon breeze, I love being so close to the mountain, I love the view, I love this move! I guess that means we are liking our new home!
That's it tonight. Shortandsweet. Life is good!