It’s been a busy but productive week. While the painters were working on the bedrooms at the new house, I was busy carting stuff from our rental house in my car. I have made a big dent in things and will pick up with more over the weekend after the carpets are cleaned and I can put stuff in the rooms where it goes, which I’ve held off on until all the big projects were done.
Picking the paint colors was a funny process. For one thing, the painter I hired is also an artist and he has some definite opinions about how things should be done. I’ve lived with white walls for a very long time and have dreamed of the day when I could paint so I had colors in mind. Yet, when I picked the colors and he put test patches on the walls I sort of panicked about how bright they were! I took a deep breath though and gave them the go ahead and am happy to say that it all looks great – even the purple wall in my daughter’s room and the red wall in my son’s room. (Kids!) Can’t wait to tackle some of the other areas in the house myself.
The moving truck comes on Monday. When I made my reservation for the moving truck they asked me to estimate how many boxes I’d have. I hadn’t a clue how much we might be able to accomplish on our own so I estimated high and so did they with regard to how long they thought the move would take. As it stands right now I’d be surprised if there were any boxes for them to move by Monday.
Most of my week I’ve spent running here and there and today will be no different. My son has an early morning doctor’s appointment, after which I have to run home and get my daughter so I can drop her at tennis camp, then back home so I can tidy up for a house showing (and hope that this will be the last one I have to deal with!) before I go to the new house to supervise air duct cleaning. At some point I’ll have to dash out and retrieve my daughter from tennis before the carpet cleaners show up and hopefully after all that I can prop my feet up. We can eat cereal for dinner.
(A thought just popped into my head – do you think that driving a standard transmission burns more calories than an automatic? It ought to with all the foot and extra arm action)
We were at the house this evening walking around the back yard, mentally planning how I’m going to rearrange some of the existing plants, and I noticed that I had several small raspberry plants that had volunteered in the lawn. Now I’m trying to decide if I should treat them as weeds and pull them up or if I should transplant them to a bed. It’s not as if I don’t already have a lot of raspberry bushes, but can you ever really have too many?
Sorry this post is rambling, but it’s just kind of how my life is just now!