Working Out Logistics

by Tammy on February 8, 2018

For the first time since this new journey started, I am feeling quite nervous. I worry about April being 1000 miles away all alone. I worry about getting the house ready, on the market, and sold. I worry about the logistics of our own move, not to mention April’s. I know everything will work out, but it is very distracting, and I need to get going on my papers for my classes, which are due on Monday. I still have all my reading to do, too, and I really want to continue working on the house. Since Dan will be gone for probably a week and a half starting next Saturday, I want to make the most of the time we have before he leaves. Over the weekend we got a few minor projects done, which is definitely something, but I’ll be happy when the major (in my mind) projects are done. Those include fixing the fence, which got broken by a branch that fell last summer, replacing the door that leads from the kitchen to the basement, doing some minor painting, and finishing the basement bathroom floor. I want to get down in the basement and start cleaning it up. It is a lot like the garage–it doesn’t get used much, so it become a place to put stuff we don’t need/want/use. I have the disabled vets collection people coming on Friday, so I want to get as much clutter out of here then as I can. We got a big couch out of there last night, so now my plan is to rearrange furniture and get it all cleaned up so that I can just close the door and have it ready to show.

After April moves out I will be able to get into her room and deep clean everything and close the door and not worry about it anymore. Ben talked about moving into her room, but I think he’s planning to just stay where he is. It seems silly for him to move for a couple of months. His room needs a little work, but nothing major. I think his ceiling will need to be painted. I also need to paint a couple of walls in the living room and touch up a couple of spots in the entry way, but aside from that, the walls are in pretty good shape.

I guess it’s just overwhelming because there is so much going on at one time. Once we get April down there and settled, we can start really focusing on what we need to do. At least Ben has a fire lit under him now and he’s getting rid of stuff in anticipation of moving. I know it will all come together, but I am impatient and want it done now.

Our weather has been awful here lately. It’s been frigid cold again, like it was around Christmastime, and we’ve had several days of snow. We’ve not gotten buried, but I’m just tired of seeing white everywhere. I want to see green and flowers and blue skies. I know that we will see the light at the end of the tunnel soon. The days are getting longer. I’m just ready for them to get warmer.

Ok, I’m off to get something accomplished, even if it is just some reading. I hope you have a great weekend!

Susan February 13, 2018 at 4:39 pm

I know what you are going through. I know you will get it all done. I am sure the house will sell with no problem. We had rain last night and now it is sunny outside. I am sure it will be a big adjustment with April leaving, but it will be just for a few months. I still remember the day Renee moved into her own place. It will be a lot of work when she comes back home. But at least we can help out kids. I added pictures to my blog. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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