Monday, March 27, 2006

Thr Family Tree Got Straighter

David married Kristine while she was in Atlanta for Spring Break (now what's wrong with that picture?). Anyway, I guess he's no longer my brother-in-law since he's remarried. Now he's my step-nephew-in-law. That makes Audrey not only my niece, but my step-grand-niece. Confusing!!!

That didn't bother me so much, although he could have at least told me since I've talked to him since the deed was done. What bothered me is that while Kristine was there, they started painting and painted Mary's Sisters Room. And Audrey is moving into it so that Kristine can have Audrey's old room for an office. Supposedly, they asked Audrey which room she wanted and she chose the one she called "Mommy's Room."

I broke down and cried after I heard that news. I helped Mary work on that room to get it the way she wanted. We scraped off wallpaper - very difficult job as that paper did not want to come off. It was a heavy navy blue paper with little pink hearts and flowers in a sort of striped pattern. Mary and I had to work as a team to get that paper off - one holding the steamer on it, and the other coming along with the scraper and quickly sliding the scraper under the paper. Underneath the paper was bright pink walls. So after scraping and then washing the walls, we had to prime and then paint with 2 coats of paint. It was a solid weekend of work. We also painted all the trim a bright white. With the blue and white rose patterned comforter Mary chose and the white sheers on the window, the room was very feminine and very restful - totally different from the rest of the house. And now it's gone. I felt like that was my last link to my sister - one of the last projects she and I worked on together - and we worked on plenty through the years.

1 comment:

Judyy said...

I feel so sad for you, Maggie--it's like a double loss, isn't it? Since my favorite aunt passed away in 2002 (my last link to my mom, who passed away in 1998), her husband has remarried and made major changes in their home, so that his daughter doesn't even feel right visiting there any longer. I feel so bad for her, and for you, in your similar circumstance.

I hope working on your niece's album is maybe giving you a little comfort in such trying times.
--Your digi-scrapping friend, Judyy