Thursday, July 30, 2015

New Place, New Post

Our next exciting episode:
This is your life!
Awww- I forgot all about these people, pics, things, momentos. I'm finding all kinds of stuff from my childhood, teen-age-hood, n young adult existance that I'd not focused on in eons. If only I had time to really read n play through all these things. Original recordings, on cassettes n 8-tracks, so many uncountable notebooks full of verse n ideas. But it  was old cards, postcards n letters which seemed to always choke me up. Tons of forgotten college works have been uncovered as well.

 I've had a few surprises in the past few weeks.
Mostly about how long it takes to clean up 30 years of stuff. I'm a really hard worker, but this move has gone on ad-nauseum far too long. I hope to never live upstairs again... my legs are toast- We've had several very hot n humid days I had to work all the way through the past week, instead of sleeping n continue to work the night job. 
Finally this upcoming week things will slow down from mad dash storage runs, n stuff trips will be limited to clearing out some items from storage which were thrown in unsorted. plus I have old bills to sort n toss, but the current ones are still lost in a pile of similar boxes along with the stamps n checkbook somewhere.

I have way too much stuff in my one room here. But the one dresser is still almost empty, laundry must be washed n re-arranged. Food is not allowed in storage, so I have boxes of canned bargains keeping company with a minimal dish n pan pile in one corner. Also a whole stack of cupboard items in plastic bins.
Shared refrigerator n freezer space has been reduced to two shelves each in a side-by-side, n two short (tall boxes won't fit) spaces in one cupboard. Didn't realize how spoiled I was to have the space I did when I thought that was small... I'll work at whittling down the bedroom pile n shop much less.

Seriously, after being in the same spot for 30 years re-learning maps of where items are stored n how to do day to day activities is huge. Probably moving more often is better because you are forced to sort through stuff n not let it accumulate. Of course if I'd gotten previously requested vaca time off work to sort stuff, I would not have had as much to do these past few weeks.

It took me over two weeks to hook-up my computer again, maybe first chance to get to internet at the library in another week from writing this. I have yet to go for a beach swim, but toes have made a few walking dips.

I haven't had much time for anything else.
Whew the old mess is done, now I have a new one to sort n sift here.

Another surprise is my cell phone service only gets a sometimes one bar in the house, n has cut off most calls so far. I'll have to walk down the street a bit to make needed calls. That's pre-paid n I don't want to switch service until minutes are used up. Apparently only Verizon works well in this area, n I hate that company due to old problems they caused (cost) me. So sorry if you tried to call n didn't get through. Texting works better.

Poor Mischief never made it to the new place. She became too debilitated to walk, n was dragging herself using claws- very sad to watch... So after a trip to the vet I decided it would be better to put her to sleep. That cost a small fortune, as did cremation services. Now that I've slowed down a bit, I really miss her.
Luckily I'm playing with cute kittens in the new house to distract me, n have made friends via doggie treats with the Chiwawas so I can walk thru the yard to the garden n shed. My poor plants are all in shock n dealing with new light n insect issues. They were all doing so good until this week here. I had to use bug spray for the caterpillars n grasshoppers.
Still alot of moved stuff to sort thru here, n need to find about 20 things in these boxes. Hope to catch up on blogs really quick on the speedy Library machine, plus get the bills done.

(Can't get the library machine to upload my pics right here- n guessing these are all thumbnails I copy-pasted from the dialogue upload box - will try to improve the images another time)

Thanks for checking back in.

Sunday, July 05, 2015

New Designs

Photo by SnaggleTooth 2015

I'm so spoiled with the space I had, I'm going crazy trying to fit what I want to have on hand in one room. Alot of tools n supplies are going in storage. This is taking alot longer than I expected, This is way too much work for one person. I had some good help last week, but It will be a crazy week trying to get all the loose ends dismantled n together. I'll try to leave the computer up a little longer, but after that I'll be off-line awhile until I get to the library, time permitting.

Image by SnaggleTooth 2015

After all this hauling I could sleep for a month- I'm so physically n mentally exhausted. Hope your Independence Day was fun- I didn't get to see that movie again yet, but have it on dvd for after I get settled in.

(Altered image is upside-down.)
Green Toady Yoda meets Purple Mousy Yoda