Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sometimes, I forget how old I really am

I know, you're only as old as you feel. Right now, I feel every bit of my age + Ron's age + my kids' ages. In other words, I feel ANCIENT! I've worked so hard this weekend. Ron was afraid I was going to give myself a coronary.

I picked up Keith's girlfriend, Lindsay, in the morning and she helped me for several hours and then Keith showed up about 2:00 PM to help, too. They were such big helps! Lindsay and I made several trips in and out with my craft cubes before Keith got there. He was a big help with the heavy shelves and helped me get them, plus the twin bed, taken over there. Amy came over with her truck to haul the bed, which was a big help, too. Keith and I moved in the oak book case and the desk I bought. Man, were they heavy!

Keith crashed after we got the shelves attached to the wall. They're not perfect (we're so "not" engineers or carpenters!), but it'll do for now. Ron's friend Chuck needs to help me get them attached correctly. I should say I "need" for Ron's friend Chuck to help me. Right now, they're not attached to any studs so there's nothing to really hold up any weight.

I planned to get my whole craft room moved this weekend, along with the rest of the kitchen, but that didn't happen. I got most of the craft room moved, bookshelves emptied, and part of the living room bookshelf emptied. I took over a bunch of stuff today and I have a full car to drop off in the morning.

I am tired. Bone tired. But, it will get done.

By the time weekend gets here, I should have most of the work completed (I hope!). I have my shoes boxed up and the knick-knacks from our room boxed up and ready to move. I have a box of pictures (family photos) boxed up and they're heavy, too (don't know what got into me). I have another big box packed (and can't remember what is in it - hahahaha!) and ready for the 'boys" to move it for me. I am going to move our hanging clothes and the kitchen stuff this week. My plan is to rest tomorrow, Tuesday, and Wednesday. I'll pick back up Thursday evening, Friday during the day, and then the rest of the stuff will happen on Saturday.

We should have only the two recliners, our dresser, end tables, 2 book cases, Ron's wheelchair, the television and stand, the two "cubes" that contain the movies and Isaiah's games. I have lots more than that of "small" stuff but I really don't want to think about it.

I want to pretend that it will go away and happen all on its own.

I can pretend.


Silver Strands said...

Wow Teresa - take a deep breath and remember "this too shall pass". Thinking of you, my friend <3

Mynx said...

one car load at a time and you will get here. Moving is hard exhausting work. Just remember to take care of your self in the process.

orchid said...

Dearest Teresa,
Oh, it sure is going on!!!
I hope tough moving should be over soon☆☆☆
Yes, I also hope as you said; "it will go away and happen all on its own"
Like your friend said, please take a deep breath♡♡♡
Thinking of you, my friend!!!
Love you always, xoxo Miyako*

Lois said...

And now you can 'rest up' at work all week! Soon you will be done with the move.

kneesandpaws said...

This is so exciting! I know you are tired but the change in perspective and surroundings will be energizing and so satisfying in the end:)

labbie1 said...

Wow! I don't envy you but it sounds like the new place will be so WORTH it!

Bouncin Barb said...

I think you're smart in spreading it out. It allows you to rest in between which as you know is really important at our ages. Moving sucks! Hugs!

Pat said...

Moving is a BIG chore, and since Ron can't help you, it's all on you. But moving in increments will help. And within a couple of weeks you'll be settled into your new home!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Moving is a HUGE chore. No matter what your age.

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Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

I have been working on this "gold mine" for 9 years. That's when I started making scrapbooks. Yes, it looks like a lot but paper takes up a lot of space, and that's even after donating tons and giving away lots to other people. LOL - most of those drawers are empty or have what used to be in a desk. But... I got a desk again so I'll be taking the "office" stuff back to the desk where it belongs.

Mama Page said...

If that's what a "gold mine" looks like then I must be really rich . . . too bad so much of what we have is old (and not a current trend) and wouldn't be worth much at all if we tried to sell it. Like you, a lot of what I have was bought on clearance or garage sales (and took me 16+ years to accumulate).

Libbie said...

Holy Moley what a big job!!! Those craft cubes look AWESOME though!

I love the pic of you & Ron on your header! Way cute!

Rest up my friend!