Hey, what are you doing now?

Lots of people have been wondering where and what we are doing since Kent’s dad’s celebration of life. … well, we have been living in our RV house on their property and helping mom. Kent still does his work for WorldVenture from our RV and when he had spare time, he worked on a roof of one of the barns with a friend that was paid to organize and do most of the work.

If you look closely, you can see that the roof had totally rotted out in a large area there. So they had to do a lot of patching as well as replace the entire roof.

I helped to clear out brush from the other side of the roof up to about 10 feet high. It was a massive undertaking as well, but our friend and I did this so he could work in the the roof easier. I also helped my sister-in-law, LeAnn plant dad’s two gardens and we have been weeding, watering and now enjoying some of the produce. It seemed a good year to do this!

I have been trimming bushes, trees and generally cleaning up around the farm. Then when it was allowed, to burn all that brush I did that too.

We have also been helping to care for mom. We knew that Kent’s sister needed a break so we did most of the care, although mom doesn’t need a lot! So 2-3 visits a day to help her or to chat and to take her a treat of food that she likes. One day, we washed and packed up all of her mother’s dishes. Her mom passed away in 1985, so most of these dishes had not been seen since. We found one small cup that her mother had been given when she graduated from high school. So sweet!

Mom is in the process of moving to an assisted living apartment. It is hard to move away from your home of 60 years but now that she is a widow, she realized that she should.

We do have some other friends in the area. We also tried to help and encourage our dear friend Ed. His wife, Goldie is in memory care facility. Ed, is like a second father and a grandfather to our children and great grandpa to our grandchildren. We love he and Goldie so much so we were glad to be able to spend time with him and Kent even helped him sell some specially tools online.

What we will do and where we will end up… only God knows right now, we are trying to stay open to God’s leading in that! If you think of us, Pray for God to show us what else we should do,


Jan for the Roaming Reimers

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5 Responses to “Hey, what are you doing now?”

  1. Melvia/Galen R. Neideigh Says:

    About time. Thank you. Galen Thoughts and prayers daily. Love you guys


  2. Cheryl Brubaker Says:

    Looks like you have been having a busy, challenging time. What will happen to the property after Mom moves to the Assisted Living apartment.?

    Wish we were nearby and I could come help. I did all my mom’s stuff pretty much on my own, and really haven’t recovered from the emotional upheaval that caused. You know. You do what you have to do and get it done. Hope your time there is feeling a little less hectic.
    I can’t remember, Is this the home where Kent actually grew up?Praying for you both


    • RoamingReimers Says:

      Yes this is the family home. Mom has been doing remarkable but the move could be upsetting. We will help in any way we can. Hopefully she will do so well that we will be surprised. I think she might like to chat with others!


  3. Berrycom Says:

    I love how you are honoring Kent’s mom and the legacy there.

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