Still Among the Living


Pretty much moved in now. Things did not quit transpire as anticipated, but, of course, worked out just the same.  We’re still making two more trips to the house to get some forgotten items, organize the donations and the junk to haul away.  Make sure that water and power are off.  Plus we still have our old computers to get rid of.  There’s a place near the house that recycles computers and related items. kitchen

Son ended up with us after all, but it is definitely temporary.  We only bought a tiny dinette set with only two chairs.  We’ve got a loveseat, not a couch.  Only one bathroom.  So this can only last a couple months.  Now that we finally have internet (been cut off from the World  since June 11!) son has started to look for work.  Luckily, they are hiring at two good local companies right now.  I looked at apartments and found a few suitable with suitable rental rates.  Maybe we should wait until he’s employed?  Or would it be better to provide the incentive to work now?LB

We’re still sorting through boxes three and four times, and have enough cardboard for an entire cardboard “tent” city.  It will take us months to dispose of it all through the recycling.  Then yesterday, one of our recycling bins didn’t get dumped, and the neighbor’s recycling bin didn’t return from the street yesterday.  I think it’s one I see across the street.  How it got there, and if it is ours, is still a bit of a mystery.  But one I can live with.  I checked the other nearest neighbors and they don’t seem to have an extra bin, so I think odds are good it belongs over here.  Otherwise what do I do?  Call the city and tell them our recycling bin went missing?

Working hard to landscape the little back yard.  We’re about halfway done.  We’ve got the flower beds planted, just need to put in a low deck or patio and some stepping stones, and we’ll be done.  Hopefully, we will be in a position to invite our neighbors and Husband’s friends over for 4th of July barbeque.  Tonight we’ve been invited out to meet some of Husband’s friends for drinks. blues I think I’d like to say no (we’re not meeting them until 9:00 PM), but this move is a lot about doing new things, so I told Husband we should go.  We don’t have to stay very long.  We can tell everyone we’are tired, and truthfully we are tired after working in the yard and the garage all day.  Did I mention we live above a garage now?  That means up and down the stairs a minimum of 3 times a day, and lately it’s closer to 10-15 times a day!  I better lose some weight now!

I still need to spend some time setting up appointments for my various new doctors, but I will be catching up with everyone soon.  I am eager to hear what people have been up to this past week or so

7 thoughts on “Still Among the Living

  1. Glad you’re all moved … the stairs are going to be a bit much for you but I guess you’ll try not to go up and down too much…after all this moving business is over with. I do hope your son gets a job soon….Take care… Diane

    1. So far the stairs have not been an issue, but will very likely be the thing that finally forces us to move again. Hopefully many years from now.

      Son seems to be doing a little better and submitted his application to at least one place. Luckily, there are a lot of apartments near our house, so finding a place for him that is close to us is ideal. I’d hope to have him settled by August.

  2. I’m still unpacking boxes from our move 18 months ago (yes – I’m VERY slow) 😉

    I hope it all works out well for your son and he gets a job and a nice place of his own soon 🙂

  3. Welcome back 🙂
    Movements give us work for a long time, so just take everything in your own speed. I hope that your son will get a job and be able to live for himself soon. You need to have time just to be you too.

  4. Congratulations on the new place! I’ve been wondering how it was going. Glad to hear you are settling in. The kitchen looks nice and new. I hope you get to meet some nice neighbors. 🙂

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