Sad Day

by Tammy on February 17, 2018

In less than 24 hours, Dan and April will be on the road heading toward Alabama. I am starting to feel sad now since April’s room is getting so bare. I know this is a temporary separation, but I know I’m going to be wishing the next several months of my life away so we can move, too. Yesterday our realtor came over to measure the house. She said she thinks it will sell pretty quickly. There are more buyers than there are houses, so that bodes well for us. We definitely want to price to sell, and once we have a contract we can load up and move down. With the RV, we have a place to live until the sale is finalized and we can close on a house down there. We will have to store our stuff, but hopefully not for too long. It will be better than renting for a year and having to move twice.

So this upcoming week my plan is to get my papers written for school, continue to declutter, pack, work on cleaning the inside of the house and the garage, have lunch with my mom, and meet my best friend for coffee. That should be enough to keep me busy. Dan will be gone for about twelve days. He is staying until at least a week from Tuesday because the cable company is coming to install her internet on the 27th and he may leave that afternoon and finish the drive on Wednesday. I hope he makes it back then because I’m scheduled to work Thursday and Friday, March 1st and 2nd. He took vacation the next week so we can finish getting the house ready. Our goal is to have the sign in the yard by March 9th. I am going to Alabama with my mom on March 27th, and it would be really nice if the house was sold by then. It is not out of the realm of possibility, but I definitely am not going to get my hopes up.

I didn’t finish this yesterday and now it is almost 10:00pm on Saturday. April and Dan left around 10:30 this morning and it was even harder to say goodbye to her than I thought it would be. It is finally sinking in that I will not see her again for over a month except via Facetime. I tried to keep really busy today. I did a fairly thorough cleaning of my laundry room now that the litter box is gone, I went to lunch with my sons, and I did some work on my and Ben’s bathrooms. I hung a shower curtain in mine and rearranged some things in his. I also did two loads of laundry, folded the laundry I had done earlier this week, and cleaned out the linen closet. My trash can is already completely full and we still have four days until trash is picked up again. My recycle bins are nearly full too. Tomorrow my goal is to get my entryway grout finished and maybe start cleaning Ben’s bathroom. I had hoped to get out in the yard and do some clean up because it’s supposed to be relatively warm, but it’s going to be very windy, so I will probably wait until next week. I also want to start cleaning the garage next week, but I’ll have to see how much time I realistically have since things take a lot longer to get done than I anticipate they will–especially when I start purging stuff. At least it helps me keep my mind busy.

Ok, I’m going to head off to bed now. I feel emotionally drained and a good night sleep is very necessary.

Susan February 19, 2018 at 3:03 am

Hi Tammy, the time sure went fast! Did April have a cat? Was Dan driving a moving truck and April following in her car? Will you drive a moving truck and your motor home? Good that you have that to live in. I am sure it will all work out. Looks like it always does for you. Hang in there. The time will go by fast! Hugs

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