Seven months ago, in April 2012, we bought our new house. I asked my husband if we could be in the new house by my birthday – a mere two weeks later. We didn’t make it quite by my birthday, but within a few days we were sleeping in our new house.
The problem? We still haven’t finished moving! Our living room furniture is still at the “other house”. The office furniture is still at the “other house”. Our daughters’ furniture (she lives in Texas) is still at the “other house”. And this doesn’t even include all the stuff outside. Six trailers, several pieces of metal for flooring trailers, tires and wheels, two trucks (one small and one large) that don’t run, three boats (a jon boat, a bass boat, and a little plastic thing with no motor), two outbuildings that are slated to be moved, a tractor that doesn’t run but is a sentimental piece. There’s a boiler tank (heat exchanger removed) and about 3 or 4 25-foot trailer loads of stuff.
Last Thursday, I went to the “other house” to get a couple of things. One thing was my sewing machine. It’s time to start thinking about what to make for Christmas gifts. (I try not to buy things for those I give gifts to – I make them something from the heart). I also wanted to get my jewelry making supplies. I’ve seen a bunch of things on the internet that have spurred my creative juices (also Christmas potentials.) Well, I ended up bringing a carload of stuff home. I had my sewing machine, my jewelry supplies, along with four big tote boxes full of things I packed off of my craft desk. I also retrieved my drawer-bins that have supplies in them.
I spent two and a half hours in that house – all by myself – no heat (and it WAS cold in there). It was a beautiful, warm day outside but sure couldn’t tell it inside the house. By the time I got the packing done, loading, and ready to bring it all home, I was so cold. So cold. But I started home with my stuff and warmed up – except for my fingers.
We went to the “other house” a week ago and brought home an enclosed trailer load. The chairs to our dining room table. A shopping cart full of things from our old bedroom and dressing room. Four totes packed to overflowing – literally. The trailer didn’t get unloaded.
All that to talk about today. Sorry, I’m a person who likes to talk/write and tell the whole story. Be that as it may, I took it upon myself to get our chairs out of the trailer. They need to be washed down – they’re nasty from sitting in the other house with no climate control. I also unloaded the cart and the totes. I got the chairs to the front porch. I sure don’t remember them being so blame heavy! I managed to get 2 of them into the house but the others had to wait until hubby came home.
I had to get off my knee for a while after this. PAIN!!! I took a pain pill and put my feet up for a while. Then hubby called and was on his way home and was hungry. So a little before 2, I started “lupper” (late lunch – early supper). I made tostadas. They sure were good, too!
After we ate, I cleaned up the kitchen and started the dishwasher. Then I went and got the totes that were in the back of my car from last Thursday and brought them in. Then I did some sorting and putting away of the stuff I brought home. Kinda falls into its own pattern somehow.
And then I helped hubby get a painting drape under the entertainment center that I want to start painting tomorrow – while the chairs dry from being scrubbed. And then I put together a silk flower arrangement for the table – fall themed.
And now I’m tired. Please don’t get the idea that I work this hard every day. I am retired and recovering from a liver transplant (January, 2012). I’m not 100% yet – probably about 85%, tho’. Depending on how I feel in the morning, the painting may have to wait until Wednesday. However, I do need to get this stuff done so I can unload totes filled with books and nick knacks. I’m out of empty totes and need these to be emptied before we go over to the “other house” starting this weekend to finish moving – once and for all. Oh, and yes, hubby did bring in the chairs for me. Such a sweetie.
I took more pain pills and some allergy medicine so that I can get some relief. On Wednesday, I plan to go to the doctor’s office and get my knee injected so that I can get on with my life – for a few months anyway. It takes a few days to get the full effect – but oh so worth it!
If I can get as much accomplished as I did today every day this week, I’ll have made tremendous headway to do my part to finish up this move. But for now, I’m off to the bed and get some rest/sleep.
And blessings abound ~ ~ ~ ~