Looks like everything is in order.
Hey, here’s a quirk for you – I hate carrying things. I know it’s a weird one. But I really do. I hate carrying things. Luckily, I am also a steamroller when a job needs done. And I got today’s jobs got done nicely … even though they all involved carrying things.
Our landlords told me last night that a contractor was coming to look at the second floor deck. The wood parts are rotted out and it needs a wholesale renovation. Why this had to happen now, instead of when we’re gone in two weeks, I have no idea. But the guy is coming to check it out. So, of course, I want to clean it up and get some junk out of there. I’m the kind of person that cleans before the cleaning lady comes. I started at nine this morning, and a few hours later, had cleaned it up decently. I didn’t start any plants this year, so it wasn’t too bad. Took five garbage bags of stuff to the top of the stairs. (We’re on the second floor.)
Next, I wanted to finish loading the van. I had left some of the heaviest stuff for today, but there wasn’t much left. Maybe ten trips up and down the stairs. I took the five bags of deck garbage downstairs, and started in on the boxes and bags for the van. Pretty pleased with myself too. That van is packed like a jigsaw puzzle, every space filled.
I flop on the couch. And then I remember that I forgot to leave a space for our suitcase. Oops. And the landlord just told me the deck guy called and he’s not coming. And I have to put in an obligatory appearance at a play tonight.
I know I have hard labor waiting for me, and a dumpster to fill on the other end; but I can’t wait to get out of here for the weekend!