School colors and dream homes


By Vicki Scott

At one of my granddaughter Ava Jaymes’ softball games, I was asked what it would take to get my daughter Eva and her family to change from her green school colors to blue. I responded that it wasn’t likely for that to happen. The green school colors come from Eva’s husband Trey’s alma mater and their children enjoy going to school there. The house they are currently living in is Eva’s dream home, and I do not see them ever leaving it.

What I did not know was that there was a house for sale approximately eight minutes from our son Joseph and his family, which would put them 10 minutes from me and my husband Alan’s home. I overheard my daughter-in-law Machi, also known as The Greek Goddess, tell Eva that Joseph would buy a golf cart if they moved that close. I was skeptical because that did not sound like our son. I then heard Joseph say that he would buy a van to cart all the children to the blue school if they moved back to our area (the blue school is Joseph and Eva’s alma mater).

This all made me feel as if I am in the Twilight Zone. Eva works at the school ther children attend and Trey is a coach there. Joseph works hard not to spend a lot of money. A golf cart and a van? He and Eva bicker so much. Is it possible that this brother and sister love each other as a family? I know we hate to be so far from our babies, but it did not occur to me they felt this way about each other. For a while, I thought they hated each other, but apparently that is in the past. I praise God for that.

Trey, Eva, Joseph and Machi recently went to look at the house that is for sale near our home. They are thinking about buying it, but I don’t want to get too excited. There are many obstacles. Trey has connections and employees in Millbrook where he and Eva live. They would have to sell their house and get a loan while interest rates for buying a house is not beneficial. Lord knows that we cannot help them in that area. Trey, Eva, Saylor Rhea and Tyler Kate would endure major changes and adjustments with such a move, which I would like to think would all be worth it. We are praying for God’s will and trying to be patient. I’ll be the one you hear shouting from a rooftop with updates as the situation develops.

On another note I told Alan that I could not understand why we lived on the lake when our only boat is a wave runner, which happens to be in the repair shop. The next time I looked his way, Alan was researching pontoon boats. What is happening here? It must be a full moon? There is never a dull moment in the Scott family, where life is full of surprises.

I hope that everyone had a happy Memorial Day, which reminds me how important life with family is. Let the movement begin if the Lord is willing!

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