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Tom and Lydia Welsh
Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
2020-2029

 
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2022 January 2: Bill and Vicki Payne visited on their way home to Florida. In late February, SKDL all came down with Covid, and we had electrical work done in the kitchen and guest rooms. In early March, we returned to WDW for a Spring Holiday, joined, briefly, by Bill and Vicki Payne.
2021 January 1: With the new year. Covid-19 is still a major factor in our lives. On the 7th, we cancelled the March Disney Trip. The next day, Kate got her first Covid shot. On the 12th, the siding on the house was replaced. On the 13th, we made the difficult decision to put Buddy down, and Dr, Fausel completed the procedure. The 22nd saw the cancellation of the June Disney trip, too. On the 27th, Lyd had the cataract in her left eye removed. February opened with almost 2 feet of snow on the 2nd. March saw us get our two Covid-19 vaccinations and the boys return to in-person school. Bill reports Cindy has stage 1 breast cancer. We purchased 2 new Roombas for us and 1 for SKDL. Along with SKDL, Brian & Amy, & Julia and Matt, we visited Jerry and Linda in Shelby, NC, in June. July saw a resumption of travel and we took an ACL Cruise in and out of Providence, RI to the New England Islands, Leo appeared in a production of Beauty and the Beast. In August, the dining room was papered and painted and we replaced the 2016 Nissan Rogue with a 2021 Nissan Rogue. Hurricane Henri soaked New England, and Hurricane Ida drenched us. At the Ferrarello Birthday party, Dominic is 13 and Leo is 10. We acquired a treadmill for the bedroom. For Halloween, we put a table out front and Lyd went to the door while I monitored the cameras. In early November, Jerry and Linda joined us for our Fall Holiday at Disney World. In December, we enjoyed the holidays.
2020 January 1: We started assembling the Christmas Decorations and Linda sent their Easter Flights. On the 13th, LSU beat Clemson for the National Championship. On the 18th we had our first and only snow of the season. On the 20th, Omega Builders demolished the kitchen and we sold them the Nissan Altima. We are down to one car. Feb 2, Kansas City beat San Francisco for Super Bowl LIV. On the 27th, we got a new floor in the dining room.. March 2nd has us at WDW for our Spring Holiday. On the 10th, Covid-19 dominates the news as it will dominate our lives for the foreseeable future. On the 12th, I cancelled CAC, and the next day, the governor of Pennsylvania closed the schools. The elaborate Easter Plans were replaced by a series of Zoom teleconferences. On the 12th, I killed the Tennessee Trip and did the same on the 15th for this summer's ACL Cruise. On the 16th, the small Covid-19 check came from the IRS. The months of April and early May saw us self-quarantined, enjoying game nights with the family using Zoom. Mid-May we started take-out lunches. The 1st of June marked our 79th day of our self-quarantine and 98 days since my last haircut and beard-trim. We ended quarantine with an invited visit to the Reading Museum on my 74th birthday, and, on the 29th, after 125 days, I had a haircut. The end of July, Lyd got a powered scooter and I bought a powered trike. August 17th marked the start of renovations on the front of the house, and cancellation of the November trip to WDW. September saw the cancellation of the 2021 CAC. The boys started virtual school and are with us on Tuesdays. My tooth #31 was removed as was the growth in Buddy's mouth. Halloween was pretty cold, and poorly attended. Joe (I'm not Trump) Biden appears to be the President-Elect. Thanksgiving was just the two of us, but we did enjoy the Christmas Season. The Covid-19 vaccine appeared in mid-December, but not for us.