Monday, September 2, 2013

Finally - on a roll!

After weeks of just existing and moving boxes from one location to another so that we could make room to move, I can finally say that there has been some progress.  Liz was fabulous and came by last Tuesday to jump start me.  From that moment on I could actually see a light at the end of the tunnel.  I managed to go through all but two of the boxes that were piled in the corner behind the back door.

Of course, there is always a snag!  I woke up this morning to find the kitchen and parts of the dining room and living room flooded.  It appears that someone above me has a dishwasher or washing machine which overflowed my kitchen sink sending water everywhere.  Physically I am not really up to the task of cleaning up this huge mess and I don't have to tell you, I have soaked boxes everywhere.....which really stinks because these boxes are mostly filled with paper records from the businesses.  I am slowly but surely working my way through everything but of course this poses a major setback.  I really want to get back to my quilting and I was well on the way until this happened.

The really funny thing is that up until last night I had not been doing my usual - which is to make lists!  I like to have a daily TO DO list which I have been neglecting for quite a while so as not to feel defeated when I don't get these things done on my list.  Last night I made my first list in weeks.  I was excited because it was a doable list and I was looking forward to working on it today.  Best laid plans!!!!

I guess what you take away from this is that flexibility is definitely the key here.  So now - my list will include finding a place for all the stuff stuck in water on the floor.....oh well!

Jonathan is working today and he left on his first call at about 9:00 A.M..  I had slept in after taking my pain pills at 9:00, I went back to sleep so we figured out that this mess had to happen between 9 and 11 a.m..  At any rate, the superintendent was kind enough to come and clean up the water where he could and I am left with the balance of the mess. The water was even in the kitchen just flowed right off the counter into an open drawer and then leaked down into the other 3....what a mess!  I have to admit that compared to what everyone went through with the big flooding in July, this is a minor mess but when you are not feeling well, anything can appear insurmountable, so I am taking one foot at a time.......

Trying to keep my feet dry - have a great day everyone!


1 comment:

  1. Good heavens! Awful. Was it, at least, clean water? Wish I was close, so I could helpp out. Sympathies.