My move will be complete (knock on wood) on Feb. 13th, when I sign off on the escrow completion and am handed a check. (be still my heart!(LOL). Between now and THEN, there are still a few things to be taken care of, finish packing up boxes , clothes, tools, medications, office, (including computer, monitor, Printer and all the peripheral crap such as cables, instruction booklets, and ones assembled array of assorted program discs, and how to books. I need also to arrange for a moving company to move the furniture, including a 400 pound statue of a seated Hindu Goddess, well maybe not a goddess, but a native women all dressed to the nines.----arrange for a large rubbish bin, to clean out the garage, clean the kitchen oven and refrigerator, oversee the installation of city required low flush plumbing and shower heads, smoke detectors, and shut off valve on the gas meter. (least on the last I can throw away the dumb wrench I kept for emergencies to shut the meter off)
I also need to call and schedule the turn on of utilities (gas, water, and power) to the new place, sit down and alert all the necessary people of my address change, fill out the change of address and forwarding instructions to the postal people, stop the gardening service, and the pool service---oooh and I need to get rid of all my food, as they are gonna tent the house for termiting and will not be able to be in the house for two and a half days----have scheduled a pickup by salvation army of the excess furniture I am NOT taking (that's to happen next Thursday), my nephew is sending up his company truck to move my patio furniture, along with a goodly number of boxes already packed and sitting in the garage-----(sigh) I realize I am probably boring the hell out of you all dear readers, but just wanted to let you know I am alive, or at least pretty sure I am, my back hurts, which is kinda a sign I must be alive right?
Yesterday I committed to a lease on my new apartment, and am excited about getting my stuff moved in, and it will take me a number of weeks to get truly organized---which reminds me I need to buy and have a new bed delivered at the apartment, otherwise will be sleeping on the floor. In any case between now and say next Thursday, the old dude will be bouncing around like spit on the griddle (Dana ain't got no lock on earthy expressions)---so maybe then will be able to put in one last post before unplugging the machine and moving it----Solana Ridge here we come!!----99.8 miles down the big concrete road. My new place faces west-southwest, so I should be able to get some fine sunset pics once established, and I find which box my camera and charger are in.-------okay, back to packing boxes now---