Monday, May 19, 2014

Boxes, Boxes Everywhere!

I am very pleased to announce that the packing of my home is almost 90% complete. I have boxes stacked in the sewing room to the ceiling and three courses deep. I was forced to begin stacking them in the living room as well. I still need to tackle the garage, but it was 107 here this weekend and I said, "To hell with that." So, hopefully, I will be able to get to it tomorrow night when it is cooler. Cooler being relative since it is expected to be in the mid 90's, but that is still better than triple digits.

The garage is really not that bad. I need only to stack all the containers I have on shelves on top of one another and disassemble the shelves themselves. I need to organize my workbench and look over my tools. Other than that, the garage is pretty simple. It looks cluttered because there is a refrigerator, stove, bathtub, dresser, and patio furniture in there. I have to keep reminding myself of that. Every time I walk through the garage I have a mini heart attack. I don't do chaos well.

Today marks the first day of the last full week of school for the 2013-2014 school year. It is kind of bittersweet since I will not be teaching next year, but I am looking forward to and embracing the changes in my world. I love a challenge and I would say this is a great challenge. It is funny, but I have been telling myself it is time to go through my wardrobe and get rid of a lot of the ratty old things I have been holding onto. Ironically both my favorite work short and my favorite pair of "kicking around the house" pajamas both had become so threadbare they tore. Now I have no choice but to get rid of them since the tears are in places that cannot be repaired, nor would they look any better if I did repair them. Guess I had a little divine intervention with that.

It is hard to grasp that in two weeks I will be updating this blog from my new home. Life is good!