I have received many emails with beautiful words and wishes for my family. I wanted to update you all to tell you thank you for your priceless words.
First, the good. The "beast" motorhome is gone. Unfortuantely it did not sell; however; through legal channels we were able to return it to the lender. It was very difficult to get rid of it, but we are in no way able to keep it in our life. It is not a motorhome for a family like ours to vacation in once a summer.
Second, the legal issues are still going forward in California. If you want you can check on-line to see, it is not something I like to talk about much.
Third and the hardest is that our loving Annie is no longer with us. She passed in April and I'm sure is in a happier place. She was miserable without mom & dad. We did our best to care for and love her, but with our busy lives we just couldn't be with her as much as mom & dad. Her health literally began failing immediately after we picked her up in San Luis Obispio. We hated to see her continue to lose weight and suffer. The "grands" miss her very much.
Thanks to you all for your words of encouragement. I found this great picture that brings me happiness thinking of just how long my parents loved each other. I hope you enjoy it too.