Tuesday, March 12, 2013


My plan from the last post looks so efficient.  Right about now it's almost laughable.

*The movers would like us to move up one day -- didn't have to, but thought we would try to be cooperative. Not sure we should have been so helpful now.
* Barry has had a funeral up in LA which we just didn't want to refuse.
*He has also had numerous long appointments and phone calls, all to do with the move.
* He picked up some kind of stomach bug this weekend and is working half steam.
* We've run out of boxes, bubble wrap and ENERGY!

On the positive side...
*The weather is gorgeous, the new house garden is a blaze of color.  I will try to get a few photos in a day or so.We are more and more pleased with our choice.
*It is in top notch condition and spotlessly clean, ready to move into... if we can ever get ourselves together enough to do the final push.
*Have help coming tomorrow.
*Scruffy has gone to the kennels, I am sure he will be much happier there for a few days.  Loud voices, coming and going, moving boxes etc., etc., it's all so different from what he is used to.

We will be off line from tomorrow and I'm not sure for how long.  For we dinosaurs, the computer is not a top notch priority.  Got to get in and get sorted and get a telephone line.  Barry spent an hour on the phone today just trying to get telephone, cable and something else 'bundled' -- not sure what that all means.

We are plugging away.  Surely the next day or so will be the worst and then things should get better.  The energy level is the worst thing to deal with.

Thank you, all you kind folk who have kept commenting... and praying. I'm sure I will look back and see all the blessings and hopefully learn some of the lessons in all this.

One day at a time, grace under pressure and giving thanks for all things are my goal.

Will be visiting again soon. Oh for the normality of it!

Blessings to all.  Off to bed, -- if I can climb up the stairs.


snafu said...

I sympathise, it is never easy at the best of times but being rushed makes it ten times worse. My last move was unexpectedly early but fortunately lots of freinds helped out and we made it - just. I hope Barry gets better soon.

Alan Burnett said...

I suspect that with your off-line day, that by the time you read this you will be safely and happily in your new home. Welcome Home!

Scriptor Senex said...

"One day at a time" sounds like a really good motto at the moment. I think the fact that the fact that the new house is clean makes such a difference. Hope all goes well. No, change that to know all will go well.

Jane and Chris said...

You'll get there, and then you can relax and enjoy your new home and garden. I'm really looking forward to seeing the new garden!
Jane x

Morning's Minion said...

Reading this post gives me a bad cse of moving scenario flashbacks. It does get better, of course--once one has 'landed' and the first priorities of bedroom and working kitchen have been sorted.
Someone, please find the teakettle, the canister of tea--and a mug! Now for the rocking chair!
I think the view of your lovely new garden will be restorative. I hope the dreaded stomach bug doesn't linger--

kaybee said...

Praying for you....it will be a wonderful blessing when you are in and settled! Looking forward to the photos!

mrsnesbitt said...

There will be light at the end of the tunnel Chris - it will be your husband's torch looking for another box! Lots of love Dxxx

photowannabe said...

Thinking of you and wishing I could help or even just give you a hug.
I truly know where you are coming from.
6 years ago we moved for the first time in 41 years.
Packing, demands, sickness, plan changes, exhausted...oh boy, yes all of the above.
Glad you will be getting some help and hang in there.
This too shall pass.
Just look at what you have to look forward to.
Moving was the absolute best thing we ever did.
I know it will be for you too.
Looking forward to seeing the new digs and having you back on line.

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