Monday, 29 October 2012
I'm scheduled to leave Dallas this weekend. I have a truck reserved for Friday, and will have until the 7th to turn it in in Tampa. Most of my offspring will come over Friday to help me load.
Yesterday was the last Sunday lunch we will ever share in this house. It didn't feel that different. Afterwards we watched an episode of My Little Pony and a couple of Haven. It was spooky how similar the storylines were! (Haven is a series about a Maine town in which all kinds of paranormal stuff happens.)
Last night I packed up the dining room decor, using a huge double-thick cardboard box that my upstairs sink/countertop came in. I wrapped each picture in bubble wrap or paper and divided the box into sections with cardboard. One picture was a photo from @plantinthewindow. Some of the bubble wrap I used was what my painting from @Oceanstarr came in.
Tonight I'll use another big flat cardboard box to pack the Oceanstarr painting, the big one from Costa Rica, and a massive frame that holds several large photos.
I'll also pack up the Colombian dishes and the nested bowls I got from @SandraErickson. Then I'll take the glass shelves out of the hutch and wrap them in cardboard.
The garage is going to be the real killer. So much stuff...
Realistically, I could use several days of vacation to empty out my house and take care of a few details on it. I may delay my departure until Sunday or Monday in order to get more things done. Except for having told my future boss that I'll start there on the 6th, there's no reason for me to rush to Tampa. The house purchase is still held up because the bank hasn't issued the letter accepting my short sale offer. I'll probably end up calling my future boss and telling her I need another day or two.
At work I got stuck with a four-hour recording to transcribe. Fortunately I can summarize most of it. But it still sucks, and I'm struggling to stay awake.