As many of you know, 2019 wasn’t exactly a stellar year for our household. In February, we lost our beloved Lexie; youngest of our four lovely daughters. What took her from us echoes the experiences so many others have faced with this new virus. Meanwhile, our oldest daughter, Dena, had been battling some mystery illness for a couple of years. She saw doctors, but none could say what was wrong. Steadily, she grew worse. After moving in with us in late 2018 and having her condition grow worse, she had to live through the death of her baby sister. One month later, she finally got a diagnosis. It came not a moment too soon, because it took her another four months to get into see the doctors who would truly be able to help her.
Through all of this, we were informed by our landlords that they wished to sell the house we were renting. We had hopes that we could buy the home, but an agreement could not be reached with the landlords. They gave us 30 days to vacate. That sent us on a whirlwind tour of the Colorado Springs home market. My wife viewed multiple dozens of homes and we visited a good percentage of those. We had a challenge, because of our daughter’s condition. She needed some space that would be slightly separate from us, that would give her some social distance, and would accommodate her and her pets.
We finally found the house we’re in, though it was at the top of our budget. We felt a great peace when we walked in for the first time. It is a lovely home that we enjoy, that suits our daughter’s needs as well. Finally, it seemed that we were seeing a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel. Dena started getting treatments and showing improvements and we were in a good home. The market price made the budget a little tight, but we were working it out.
Until Tuesday, last week. That’s when Dena discovered some holes in the ceiling of her bathroom, downstairs. We reached out to a few pest-control companies, until we got a confirmation. Termites!
Termites require an expensive process to remove from the home and though we believe we got a good deal; it is still a huge impact on our finances. Last year, most of you who will see this, helped us with the overwhelming expenses involved with our Lexie’s loss. We remain grateful. We also understand that this has been a difficult time for many, many people, financially as well as other ways. If you can help us, it will be appreciated, but if you can’t, we fully understand. Just know that any amount will help defray this large expense and we will, once again, be very grateful.