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Saturday, September 08, 2007

Getting There Slowly

Our stove arrived on schedule yesterday, is installed, and behaving as a stove should.

Today we brought all our non-perishable food, which had been stored in a friend's garage (not the same friend who store the fridge, computer, etc. - this one lives right across the street) over here. We sorted through it, threw some away, gave some to my friend Dawn who was helping along with her husband and daughter, found space for most of it, and sent the overflow back across the street. It was the job I was dreading most and now it's behind us.

Couldn't sleep well last night so I got up and did a couple of hours worth of organizing. We've cut back a lot but space is still tight so I'm forced to be creative. We've reached the point now where we can peck away at it little by little.

My books and music are mostly unpacked and shelved; I made a better home for all of Ray's medicine rather than jumbled all together as it had been.

I can't remember what else but I know I stayed busy. Looks like we're going to have room for everything we decided to keep.

Now it's not quite 4:00 p.m. and I'm feeling sleepy. Time for a short nap which I hope doesn't cause me to be wakeful later.

Take care everyone.

21 comments:

ancient one said...

Busy, Busy... rest when you can... you'll get it all sorted and settled after a while. It's so good to have you back!!

Yondalla said...

I am glad you are getting settled!

Alissa said...

Yay for settling in. I hope your new place is great and that soon it feels like home.

Cecil said...

Ann, Hope you're settled soon and that you can get some rest.. Thanks for your comment..we had a good anniversary....

Diane J. said...

I'm glad to hear you've got that dreaded job behind you. Now you can work on the rest of it a little at a time and it won't seem so overwhelming.

Hope your internet service is more dependable now, too.

I enjoyed our chat Friday night, hope we can do it again soon.

You and Ray don't overdo it, and have a great Sunday. :-)

Love and hugs,

Diane

Anvilcloud said...

Easy does it. Moving is a lot of work.

Susie said...

Hi Ann,
We've been away and am trying to catch up. I'm keeping you, Ray and the girls in my prayers. Glad you found a place nearby and are getting settled.
hugs!

Puss-in-Boots said...

Hi Ann, I hope life gets back to normal for you soon.

Have you heard how the girls are? Do you see them? I can't help wondering how they're coping with all this, too. How they must feel being wrenched away from you like that, especially Rochelle and Rebecca.

Take care, you're in my thoughts a lot.

Janice said...

Hi Ann,

It sounds like you are making that nice little cottage into a real nice home.

Hugs,
Janice~

Merle said...

Dear Ann ~~ Glad the worst is over, the food , fridge and new stove all done. I'd say you have broken the back of it now. Just a bit at a time
You have some very good friends near by and that is wonderful. Take care of you two. Much love, Merle.

zzop357 said...

I'm glad you're up and going again. I've wondered about you and Ray. I think once you're settled in it will be a little easier to handle.A person can only do so much. So take your time and don't over-do. I'll try to call and check on you both. Sometimes down-sizing is better.I need to do a lot of it :). If I can catch up on my sewing it would help a lot.
Good luck on your new home, and may the internet stay on for you.
Take care and God bless.
Donna

PEA said...

It's no wonder you couldn't sleep with so much on your mind but it sounds like everything is coming together in the new house. Keeping you all in my prayers. xox

T*mmy said...

I'm taking it that you've made a move is that correct?

I tried to respond to your comment earlier but Yahoo is being a booger!!

Get as much rest as you can!
(((hugs)))

Josie said...

Hi, Ann, I haven't been visiting many blogs lately, so I wanted to pop over and see how are things in your life. Settling down I hope. I hope everything is okay with you. You've had a lot of people caring about you.

Be well.

Cheers,
Josie

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Well, Ann, it sounds as if the move is coming along OK. It must be nice having food and a working stove available!

JunieRose2005 said...

Happy to hear things are calming down a little bit for you.


Junie

lindsaylobe said...

Hi Ann ~Sounds as if your well settled into your new abode which I trust will be more comfortable with less space to clean and keep tidy !! ~ Best wishes

Andrea said...

I am back on line and have missed so much!! I am lost and so confused. I am shocked and sad and so want to hug you. I need to read some of the older stuff now. Can all this much really happen in a MONTH!!! WHAT THE????

Anne I love ya. And Ray and the girls too.

Merle said...

Hi again Ann ~~ Thanks for your comment ~~ glad you liked the jokes. I was a bit worried about the President joke, but all is well.
Thanks for that other poem - I have posted it recently, but will give it another run soon. We should take time to smell the roses. Do hope you and Ray are doing well. Keep well and happy. Much love, Merle.

tAnYeTTa said...

so glad you're getting settled in. i LOVE LOVE LOVE naps :) they are so much fun. do you eat a yummy delish snack before or after your naps??????? :)

gmcountrymama said...

Glad you are back. Good luck settling in, hope your new place works out well.