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Monday, August 11, 2008

A Friend To Visit

Cecil and Tommy were over yesterday as David is giving them some stuff - Tommy's dog Gypsy is 4 months old now and about 2/3 the size of Pearl. The two of them spent the afternoon flying around the yard - we sometimes think about getting a 2nd dog but that's way on the backburner at this time. David had to dig up the septic system again, he had dug it up months ago to locate the access - we carefully measured and mapped it so we could relocate it easily. And this plan most likely would've worked had we  not lost the map. Yesterday once again we packed and packed  - and then packed some more. There were mystery items where we pondered where that stuff might have come from and trying to pack the breakables with cushioning items (we actually have a container marked "liquor and linens"). David is finishing up the last of the projects on the list, we have to start with the utilities and get the notepad going - we have discovered in the past that everytime we do ANYTHING we need to write it down on a notepad. Who we talked to, when, etc so that later on we can refer to it when they screw up. We're prodding Jackson along, as much as he won't admit it I think it's hard for him emotionally to pack his stuff up as this is it - his life starts new and as exciting as it is, it's got to be scary. It's been hard for me too, this is the first time we will be moving without Jackson who at times has been a reluctant adventurer but has always pitched in - for the past 5 years it's been the three of us and now it will be just the two of us. And our animal kingdom has dwindled - we are now down to 2 cats and a dog, I've been having dreams of carrying Mr Lee as a kitten through an empty house, you don't need a book to interpret that one. I guess it's normal to be going back and forth between being excited about moving and grieving for all we will be leaving behind. It seems like it will never happen, drags on and on and then I wake up at midnight barely breathing, terrified and overwhelmed by all that needs to be done. So I just keep moving along, I'm currently knitting socks as they're easy to tote and don't require much thought, I exercise every morning - just trying to keep a little bit of normal in my  day.

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