Life is kind of in upheaval at the moment. We have to be out of this house by the 20th. That’s a Monday. But it’s also a holiday, so we scheduled pick-up for the furniture and other furnishings we were provided for the 17th. That means most of my kitchen supplies, the kids’ beds, most of our bedding, etc, will be gone just before the weekend. Not sure what’s going to happen after that.
Because they haven’t even laid the foundation yet! There have been delays of some kind. But we can’t afford delays! My son’s diet is very restricted and becoming more complicated as he gets tired of eating the same ol’ food over and over.
We have an open invitation to stay in a friend’s little camper about two miles from our property, but that’s not going to be easy. The fridge is minimal, and although our upright freezer is already in his shed, our refrigerator is in the back of the storage unit where all of our stuff is stored–completely inaccessible. So I’m not sure how we are going to be able to cook 2 meals and store food, even if I throw away all leftovers (not that there would be that many–I usually cook only what we will eat).
So here’s hoping they can get the foundation poured within the next week and the house installed. And the septic done. And hooked up. And final inspections made.
It’s really too bad we don’t have a second car. Because if we had, I could have gone over there a couple of times a week to keep tabs on things. My husband simply doesn’t have the time, between a full time job and college classes, though he still goes there at least once a week (usually on Sunday).
We may be able to get an extension on our stay here. If we do, that would be so much easier. In the mean time, I’m decluttering (not that I have a lot of clutter, but I do have a little) and tossing anything I don’t want to take. Or putting it in a pile to take to the Goodwill. And packing anything we don’t need between now and then.
I’m also cleaning bits and pieces of the home. Like last week I washed all the windows inside. Two weeks ago, I cleaned the ceiling fans. I’ve cleaned baseboards in some of the rooms, and I will be working on those room by room until they are all clean. I also need to clean the rental furniture before they pick it up. Some is just a matter of dusting, such as the coffee tables. But the kitchen chairs have padded fabric seats, and the ones around the table have gotten spilled on a lot. I know I can get them clean, though. A few months ago, we dispensed with Gislaine’s booster seat, which had been on one of the chairs. Where the booster seat had been was very clean, while where it had not been was very dirty–quite a contrast. But with several of my Melaleuca cleaners and a bit of elbow grease, I got it so you couldn’t tell what had been covered and what hadn’t. Which means it got really clean. But that’s not something I want to do until just a day or two before they are to be picked up, obviously! However, I could vacuum under the couch cushions anytime between now and the move. Maybe I’ll do that tomorrow. It’s not like the vacuum we were brought has been used all that much–being an upright, and not having carpet, about all it’s gotten to do is clean out the car a couple of times!
But you can be sure I’ll be glad to get back to 100% wood chairs! And not just because they are easier to clean. Lately my hips haven’t been in the best shape, and sitting on cushions seems to make them worse. Sitting on a hard surface is better. Don’t ask me why. But that happened last pregnancy too. I actually put a book on the seat of the computer chair (which is rather padded) so that my hip doesn’t pop out every time I sit here!
So we wait. I can’t wait to move and get settled. I’m so tired of the stress. It’s been especially hard on my husband, especially since my morning sickness the two previous months rather incapacitated me.
But for now, the kitchen is clean. I put away several things that didn’t belong there today and cleaned the counters with an herbal disinfectant. I made sure all the kids’ things were picked up in the living and family rooms. And I made the bed after changing the sheets.
Which reminds me, I need to fold those sheets we took off the bed. I kind of forgot about them earlier, but they are dry now. I’ll bet I can have them folded in about 7 minutes and put away and then I wouldn’t have to face them tomorrow.