Creeping weight issues...
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Ok, so driving 5200 miles and going to say goodbye to my ex that is dying, and being in limbo for 2 months added up to a few pounds. Sigh. That's life.
My BFF bought a house, and I am her 'work it up to an absolute jewel of a house' tenant. The papers were signed last Thursday, and I've spent every day scrubbing, patching, and getting ready to move in, like getting appliances and getting them in an installed. We got the keys this Tuesday... oops, we were breaking in to do the prep, but I'm glad we did! Started painting yesterday, painted all day today. This is a 3 bedroom 2 bath house with a HUGE living room. 2 of my current roomies are moving in with me. We have a creek in the back yard, and a big area for a garden. No one has lived in this house for 5 years, and it needs TLC.
I'm a tad stressed- HA! Very stressed. About getting it all painted, getting moved. I now have all the walls prepped, and have almost all the ceilings painted. I want to get the walls done in the living room, but have given up on getting it ALL painted before we move in. The 'getting appliances' meant from Craigslist, and hella cheap. OOOOOOOHHHH- we got a FREE Wedgewood stove- I think it's about a 1935 model. 4 gas burners, and a GRIDDLE in the MIDDLE. Woot, woot! It just took moving that 400 pound monster. Ack.
Everything hurts. Every part of my body hurts.... but just in that exhausted, wowa, I'm so sore I need to sleep forever modality. I am just promising myself that I will be gentle when it comes to moving the boxes and furniture. Heck, I was part of the possee that moved the fridge, the stove, the dryer, the washer, and 5 gallon paint buckets... I AM doing this.
Sigh. Fear of injury is a strange thing for me. I am learning to be careful, and am determined to continue to be so.
I am also chanting the 'don't let perfection get in the way of what's possible' mantra of the harried. Scrape or sand? Whatever. Details can be done later.
It's all a catch and release life.... we don't take any of it with us.