So: moving x2

Today was a very bad day to wear heels. Or wear business attire. Our department at work is moving this Friday. Several of us were told that we were moving on Wednesday.

Unless I am mistaken, it’s not Hump Day. Yesterday was Sunday. I know that because I spent the day sweaty and covered in sawdust. That’s not what happens on Tuesday, a day usually associated with 8 hours of back-to-back meetings.

Still, I moved. My new office is sunny and bright with a view of a busy street and with lots of planes landing over at DFW.

Street does not look busy, but it is

I moved everything in my office, minus two chairs, myself. Now I could have waited until Friday and my boxes would have been brought to me by the movers. But since I’m so experienced these days at moving boxes, furniture and stuff, I figured I’d use my lunchtime to git ‘er done.

I borrowed a cart. I put a couple of boxes on my office chair. In no time at all I was unpacked and it was business as usual. I think I’m going to love the new space.

Tonight it was business as usual at home too. Bruce caulked the trim in the back bedroom while I made dinner. After dinner we moved the furniture into the bedrooms. I should say I moved it.

Bruce was busy assembling it since we broke everything down as much as we could. So I was the brawn to his brain. No need for the gym today.

After that we moved the mattresses and put all the furniture back in place. I made the beds. The nicknacks and art will be put out later. But right now, we are ready for guests once again.

Slowly but surely things are getting back to normal. It’s going to be lovely working and living in these new/improved spaces.


So: beast

I noticed that I had 666 comments as of today. And today was exactly the kind of day where all of the best laid plans get cast to the wind. All efforts are futile. Obstacles abound. The devil’s in the details.



(It’s just Monday.)

The weekend’s not to blame, although it was one of ups and downs. Ups since the bamboo floors have gone in and we can start installing trim and putting things back where they go. Weeds are gone. Lots of veggies need to be harvested. Magazines got read, though not enough to make a dent in the pile saved up. Downs because everyone was a bit crabby yesterday since trim work takes time and we really wanted to be done and move on to errands. George is very scared of the air compressor and other loud sounds so he needed lots of attention.

I had very strange dreams last night and woke up a lot. Sleeping was uncomfortable since my hands, wrists and back were sore. And I woke up very grouchy and still tired. But I chugged some caffeine, pushed through, and before work, I did a bunch of laundry, moved more stuff back to where it goes, took care of a bill, washed dishes, harvested some veggies for our lunches, folded the pile of laundry, emptied the dishwasher, tried to get back a feeling of normalcy.

our sweet Daisy looking like some kind of alien-beast (photo by James Scott)

Our bulldog Daisy playing ball, but looking like some kind of alien-beast in this action shot (photo by James Scott)

It didn’t work.

We’re moving at work too so everywhere things are not where they should be. I’ve been trying to make peace with the chaos—and the irritation of not being able to find something quickly in either place where I spend most of my time. That is, if even know where it is.

While many things went right at work today, one did not. I’m still sitting at my desk, waiting for something that was very simple and straightforward to be completed and shipped out. (just trying to be productive while I sit here an drive everyone crazy with my “are we done yet?” comments). So unfortunately, the DIY plans for tonight turned into Bruce taking care of it himself and hauling more heavy stuff by his lonesome. The Urban Farm will also have to wait until tomorrow morning unless I get the headlamp out, but I think I’ll have other inside stuff to do.

Tomorrow is also Guinness’ tooth extraction. Not sure how George is going to take Guinness’ absence, but we know from past experience that Godiva is a bit of a wreck when Guinness disappears for an extended period of time. Bruce has tried to help her by taking each dog somewhere by themselves quite frequently (they are all big fans of the dry cleaner, Home Depot, and Lowes). But she knows when something’s up. Even George has been wondering why the big boy gets special cheese treats twice a day.

I could use some quality dog snuggling time. Some ball throwing. Even if they end up eating half of my dinner.

So I’m ready for this day to be done. I’m ready to put my head on the pillow and wake up with a clean slate. I’ll go back to being sweet tomorrow, I promise.

Daisy (photo by Mike Nowland)

Sweet Daisy (photo by Mike Nowland)