Friday, July 29, 2011

The light at the end of the tunnel

I think I’m starting to see a glimmer – but it’s still off in the distance.  Almost all the kitchen is packed.  Garage sale is mostly set up, but nothing is priced.  I’m so nerdy that I bought labels that I can print on for pricing.  That way if I need a bunch of .25 stickers, I can just print a batch and not have to hand-write everything a million times.  My house is still a mess, but I’m slowly making progress.  I didn’t sleep very well last night.  I went to bed at 12:30ish, but am sure I didn’t sleep until sometime after 3:00.  Even then I didn’t feel like I slept.  At one point I was mad that I wasn’t sleeping, but then I realized that I had been dreaming so I must have been sleeping.  I got up a little after 8:00 in spite of the lack of sleep and got busy.  My friend Pam came over and helped for a couple of hours.  Even though I know I’m getting close, there’s still tons to do. 

Yesterday I met my fellow speech teachers for one of our “very important speech teacher meetings” at a local restaurant.  They were really nice and gave me money to buy something for my new house and they got me cards.  It was nice to be able to see them and enjoy a couple of margaritas and mexican food. 

Matthew also called me yesterday.  He was going to fly to North Carolina to see his youngest daughter but his flight was canceled.  So he wanted to let me know that he had more times available for dinner since he was going to be in town this weekend.  We’re tentatively scheduled to go out Saturday after the garage sale assuming I’m not too exhausted.  I told him I could use a drink or four. 

Even though I’m going to miss everyone around here, I am really looking forward to making a new start of sorts.  I have grand plans to get my house set up where I can keep things organized and know where to find stuff.  It’s amazing what you find when you finally pack and clean things out.  It’s almost like Christmas when you find an item that you didn’t know you had but would have used it if it hadn’t been hidden for the last seven years or so. 

Today’s agenda (not in any particular order):

Mollie to groomer (done)
Finish packing
Set up and price garage sale stuff
Take Mollie, Max, and Lucy to vet for shots
Get new collars & tags for pets
Pack car with clothes and stuff to take to San Antonio on Monday
Take a nap
Eat leftovers for lunch
Goof off on the computer when I need a break


Leann said...

The really good part about me packing is I don't have much. I have moved around so much I only have necessities and a few sentimental things. I get used when I move in and give it away when I move out. Still hate it tho!!

I hope you got a lot of your 'to do's done today!!

Anonymous said...

Good luck again! It sounds like you're well on your way and it's really nice to have had a pleasant bye dinner with the fellow teachers. Hope you got lots of stuff done like Leann said.