This morning after breakfast I was getting a load of laundry going when the phone rang. It was our realtor wanting to show the house in a couple of hours. We knew we had a showing scheduled for Friday so it wasn’t a disaster but breakfast dishes were still in the sink, the dishwasher was full of clean dishes, Chad had just brought up about 5 loads of laundry .. I needed a good four hours to get things ready but I didn’t have four hours! Vince had totally destroyed his office yesterday getting everything ready to take some of the stuff with him when he leaves for good on Sunday, getting some stuff to throw out and packing up other stuff. He was out in the garage working and I told him the house was going to be shown in two hours. Chad had just left to go to Nicole’s house and I called him so he turned around and came home. It didn’t take him long to get his room clean because he’d kinda picked it up already.
Vince and I ran around like crazy. Got the bathrooms cleaned, the carpet vacuumed, most of the laundry done or at least out of sight, and took Speck and the crate and left right before the house hunters got here. I had two boxes of QOV quilts in the truck to ship to Alycia so we drove around town to find a UPS truck. Then Vince went by the mechanic shop to have them look at the a/c on his truck. Then we rode around town a bit while waiting for the house hunters to leave so we could go home.
Once they left, we dropped Speck and the crate back at home and went to eat Mexican. Then Vince went to pick up his new glasses, I was able to get Chad’s ENT in Joplin on the phone and reschedule his appointment for week after next but they couldn’t find his CT scan results so I went by our doctor’s office here and picked up another copy. While Vince was getting his glasses, I ran next door and scheduled myself a haircut for next week. It’s so nice living in a small town where the doctor, the eye doctor, the hair cutter and the Mexican restaurant are all within a stone’s throw of each other!
Then I remembered I had a new epi-pen at the pharmacy so we ran by and got that. Then decided we needed a snow cone for all our effort.
Now I could sew but I think I’m too . . frustrated or keyed up. I’d like to go to sleep and wake up once this house is sold and we’ve found a house in Brownwood! Am I a wimp or what? 🙂
At least I don’t have much to get done before the showing on Friday. I told Vince I think when he leaves on Sunday, I’m going to pack up the car and go to Louisiana. He said . . go for it! But, I’d have to take Speck and my mom is adamant about not wanting a dog in her house and I don’t blame her. I wouldn’t want someone else’s dog in my house. They have a mobile home on their farm in north Louisiana and she wouldn’t mind Speck being there but I’m too chicken to stay up there by myself. It’s on 60 acres in the middle of nowhere . . without a phone and the cell phone doesn’t work most of the time inside the mobile home.
Seriously, I have to stay here til all the Joplin quilts arrive and by then it will be almost time for me to go move to Texas . . I hope. If not, I may bail and figure out some way for Speck and me to live in Louisiana.
Please excuse my rant . . that’s what it is . . a poor, pitiful me rant! The move is getting to me. We can’t find a house, we can’t get this blasted stucco inspection done because we can’t get three dry days. Vince leaves Sunday for good. I’m tired of putting away my blow dryer every morning. I’m sick of cleaning my sewing room and vacuuming it 5 times a week. Heck, I probably haven’t vacuumed it 5 times in the past 4 years and now every time I see a thread, I grab the vacuum cleaner.
And then I remember Joplin and I kick myself in the butt for whining and I start sewing and dropping my threads on the floor! 🙂