Saturday, May 29, 2010

moving, muscles, mayhem

Have moved. Just haven't finished moving. Internet, cable, all that jazz come on Tuesday. Yesterday the new dining table, chairs, and kids' new bed arrived. I've discovered muscles I didn't know I had, while others are rebeling and letting me know how pissed off they are.

Right now am Dudley sitting for Carol (God bless that woman for rescuing me today/tonight) while she's at a ballgame. I have a promise to get a book in to an editor, and it wasn't happening at home, so I'm working on it tonight and tomorrow morning until C arrives. Then Jackie is kidnapping me - lol. Have I mentioned that I adore my friends???

What I have learned...a new appreciation for those who work fast food. They've kept us afloat the past couple of weeks. I've learned that my legs are still useful, that I CAN climb stairs (over and over)...I just can't carry anything heavy, and I tend to fall (that balance thing that comes with head injuries). BUT...I can grab a box of books or clothes and do the "old lady with the walker" thing getting them up those flights of stairs. Hoist box a couple of steps ahead of me, climb using box as the walker. And so on...

I can also rig up a makeshift closure for a fence that isn't fixed yet so that I don't have to take the dogs out on a leash any more. That 'driving a team of horses' thing was kinda wearing on me. Was beginning to feel like Charlton Heston with chariot and horses in Ben Hur. Didn't realize I was losing weight until my jeans dropped to my ankles when I coughed once. Ack. Broad friggin' daylight while in the garage waiting on a repairman who took care of the front part of the fence. (I took care of one corner of the back.)

Have had Taco Bueno till I'm turning avacado green and my kidneys hate me.

Got on internet at Carol's tonight and cleaned out the mailbox. Thanks to those of you who haven't sent me a ton of mail. A pox on those who have. (just kidding...well, maybe a mild case of rash)

On the good side, I have an office again! YAY!!! And what books I'll read within the next month (if all goes as planned) will go on the big new bookcase while others slumber in the closet. Not having them all out there again collecting dust. Daughter-in-law loaned me her laptop for the weekend (mine crapped out...the LED/monitor went kablooey).

To those who know how grave my dad's health situation was during the move, he's better. For the phone calls I've missed...sorry, phone is acting up and I don't always hear it ring. Have to keep an eye on the red light that alerts me I missed a call, damn it. The Kids are fine, except had to go to an emergency care clinic with DIL whose ankles and legs are swelling from being on them and working such long hours even during the move than afterwards at night cleaning out the old place.

Till next time...hugs...thanks for caring and popping in here while I've been gone.
~ Sunny Lyn



At 12:18 AM, Blogger Liz Wolfe said...

Good to hear from you. Gawd! I do not envy you the move. Glad to hear Carol gave you a little respite!

At 11:47 AM, Blogger Jackie Bannon said...

At least you weren't in public when you're pants fell off. That would have been just an added bonus.

And I'll kidnapp you any time my schedule allows me and you want me to. Just don't expect much in the next two months!

At 7:49 PM, Blogger Alexis Fleming said...

Glad to hear the shift is almost done, Sunny, although you'll probably be unpacking boxes for months to come yet.
I've tried ringing you a couple of times but haven't managed to reach you. Now I know why. lol
Will try and catch you over the next few days so keep an eye on that little red light.

At 10:09 PM, Blogger Heather Snow said...

The only good part of moving is that the pain of it passes into memory...kinda like childbirth ;)

Congrats to you and the kids on your new home.


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Monday, May 17, 2010

moving sucks

'nuff said?

less than a week...yay...(groan)

no smoking. have a writers' meeting I'm in charge of on Saturday. moving day is Saturday - lol. house is a total wreck. dogs are losing fur every time they meander the path to the back door. kids are grouchy as hell. all I'd need is for Mother Nature to visit, but there'd be a big star in the east since no ute since 1997. but then I'm looking for a miracle of some sort this week. that, of course, would be a disaster, no? don't need any more of those.

coffee pot is on the fritz, has to be cleaned with vinegar most likely, to remove residue, mineral build-up. ants invaded...and kids blame the houseplants. uh, no, but might be that the freakin' dishes need to be done instead of sitting in the sink, and trash needs to be bagged and hauled out. doh. (when's the last time YOU saw an ant carry an aloe vera to his hole rather than food?)

beer...bourbon, backrub, Calgon, something...please, carry me awaaaaaaaaay.



At 10:47 PM, Blogger Liz Wolfe said...

Geez, it's gotta get BETTER! Moving sucks, but not well and never where you need it the most.
If it makes you feel any better, I'm also not smoking. After a few days in the hospital with pneumonia, The Husband announced that he had thrown my cigarettes away. Unfortunately I had no comeback. Crap.
Listen, the move will happen, everything will get done, everything will be better. Well, except the smoking thing....

At 9:13 PM, Blogger Heather Snow said...

This, too, shall pass sweetie and when you're sitting in your nice new house, after the last box is put away, it will be worth it.

Or at least the pain will fade. Like childbirth, or so they say ;)

At 1:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you Proud of that Kid buying his own home? Or What????
Love Ya, Janet

At 7:39 AM, Blogger Heather Rae Scott said...

{{{{hugz}}}} Couldn't remember the exact move date for you. Have been good and refrained from calling. Then again, life has been one major time suck lately.

Hang in there!

Thanks for the giggle over the ants dying to eat your house plants over their dirty dishes.

It will get better.

On the flipside, excited for the three of you!

At 7:52 PM, Blogger Jackie Bannon said...

If you need a break - call me. I'll kidnap you for a while :).

At 9:45 AM, Blogger Liz Wolfe said...

Did you get moved or are you buried under a pile of boxes? I keep saying the next time I move I'm gonna leave everything and buy new stuff. Of course that never seems to happen...


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