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#SoCS Just for Fun 10-15-22

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “happy place.” Write the first thing that comes to mind when you think of “happy place.” Have fun!

Photo credit: Unsplash

I’m lying in a hammock

Stretched between two palms

Lookin at the blue skies

Trying to forget my qualms

A drink’s in my hand

Got my right foot in the sand

Feeling just as lazy as a cat

And if you believe a word of my tail

You are as crazy as a bat!

This just came to me as I was up too early, reading blogs and trying to go back to sleep. I sure wish I was in that happy place!

Then, miraculously, I found the perfect picture accompaniment on Unsplash!

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#SoSC 10-7-22 Cleaning Out

Today I will tell you more transition stories and we’ll deal with Linda G Hill’s Stream of Consciousness, which is:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “back of the fridge.”Write the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the phrase “back of the fridge.” Enjoy

This week has been very busy with multiple trips to the house to clean and transfer things from our house to Kevin’s, the storage, and the RV. I think it was Monday when I cleaned out the back of the fridge, and then wiped down all the bins and shelves.

You don’t know the filth you ignore until you have to do that job. I’ve seen worse, but ours was pretty grimy on the shelves. 🤣

As I tried to fit things in Kevin’s fridge, I found I had to utilize the back of the fridge for lesser used items, because he rarely looks for anything very long before thinking he’s lost it, or loses interest. Ahhh, the life of a bachelor. Other factors of this transition are frustrating too, not that we aren’t grateful for a place to stay.

Yesterday, I felt some better, so I did the laundry, ran the dishes and put them up, then went to my house to help Dave clean drawers in the kitchen out, water the plants, and put more things in our cars for trips back to Kevin’s and the storage. If I feel better today (because I started feeling bad after a while yesterday) we will take more out to the RV. We don’t want to take everything out there yet, because it needs to go in for service before our first outing. I’m not sure when that will be, but we need to call and find out when they’re available to do it.

It’s unfortunate that I’m puny while trying to get all this done, but I’ve rested quite a bit too. It’s difficult for me to sit still knowing things need to be done. I don’t want to end up in the hospital though, so I must follow the doctors orders strictly. Hopefully, the antibiotics do their job and I feel better real soon. I already looked at a diet for diverticulitis for when I can transition to more solid food again. It’s not bad, especially when you’re bored to death of a liquid and bland diet. 🤮

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I’m Late but Let’s Do This!

What a busy weekend! Packin and stackin people!

I am late for SoCS, so I’ll combine that with today’s WOD Challenge…let’s go!

Saturday we made the first of three trips to the new RV storage facility to put it in storage until we are ready to go. Then we came home and packed more boxes to take to storage, made another trip out to Willow Springs to plug er in, but Dave forgot the keys! Ugh! Back home, packed more boxes and totes, took that load and back to Willow Springs. Got the motor home plugged in to power, went and had dinner and a margarita, rested for a few minutes, then I got up and went to wrap all our paintings and portraits in boxes to protect them. Whew. Then we played some pool and chilled for the night.

Of course, Friday night we heard of the Queen’s passing, her long-time reign is over. God bless her, she gave it all she had for most of her long life! I watched a special on her, and after another day of packing was ready for playing pool and having some refreshments.

Today was finally the VA Appraisal we have been waiting for. This lets the buyers know if their loan is approved. We don’t know when the good or bad news will come, so we are proceeding as if we are moving out. We went to church to pray, and thank God for all His blessings so far. We felt much calmer after we got home. We even hosted family dinner with all the kids and my brother in attendance. I imagine all future get togethers from here on out will be at my brother’s house. The kids will come help us clear out next weekend if all goes according to plan, because if it does, we close not this week but next!
Here is a pic of Josh giving Brandy a belly rub while watching one of the early football games.

Brandy loves her belly rubs!

Freshly groomed and decked out in their glow-in-the-dark Boo bandanas. No idea how much their lives are about to change!

We don’t have any time to waste, so after dinner when everyone was gone, Dave worked on ridding his desk and office of junk papers, stowing what we need and I finished filling a couple more boxes. Still so much to do! I’ll go to the city and get a voucher to dispose of hazardous materials from the garage, pack whatever else needs to be, wrap two more large Art pieces, call and find out if the guy that was interested in buying our pool table and couches still wants them, if not, some things might be doled out to kids or left for the buyers. No time for a garage sale, so carloads will need to go to Thrift for Good, or our churches thrift store.

Before we leave this house, we will probably take some clothes and kitchen and bathroom items to the RV and the rest of our clothes and toiletries will go with us to Kevin’s until it’s time to bug out.

Do I have mixed emotions? Of course, I do. I’m going to miss this house, my family, and friends. Although we have everyone’s blessings, I still feel a sense of guilt that we are leaving. It’s natural. I’m a mother, it comes with the territory. But all who know and love us, know this has been a dream for a long time. I’m nervous. I’m excited! I’m anxious. CBD has helped a lot with that. It calms me, helps me focus, and takes away the constant questioning myself. I have to stop stressing and just make a decision and live with it. (Talking about what to store, toss, or sell)

It’s kind of like eating an elephant! Just when I think I’ve got most of it done, I look around and there’s still more to do. By this weekend, it should all be dealt with, one way or the other. It’s happening fast now guys. ☺️

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Multi-Prompt Post

Today we will attempt to address Linda G Hill’s SoCS and the WOD Challenge together.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “board/bored.” Use one, or use them both for bonus points. Enjoy!

Yesterday, I worked on sorting and packing up the guest room. It was very emotional and overwhelming at the same time. My mind was stretched to its limits and I stayed busy until Dave got home from work.

I found so much that had been stuffed into that closet…not much of it was even ours! Well, lots of extra bedding was, but mostly stuff from Dad’s house, stuff the boys left from past visits or stays, and the memories all of that involved had my brain swimming by end of day. Goodness but we have a lot of comforter sets! And the picture, Lord, the pictures. Boxes and boxes of them!

Then I tackled the hall closet and it’s stuffed shelves. If nothing else, things are clean and organized! This area had some of Claudette’s belongings, including a nice collection of novels (mostly Nora Robert’s) which, if I keep, I’ll have reading material for years to come!

My own Stephen King collection is a tubs worth, and I considered selling it, but couldn’t let go of it in the end. The good thing is, I think we will mainly be storing boxes if all goes as planned. If the new owners are interested in some of our things, we might be willing to leave some stuff here instead of replastering the pool (which the pool inspector said we needed to do). I don’t know yet, but it might be an option.

One thing is, I’ve been too busy to be bored. However, I have to take many small breaks as I work, or I get feeling delirious. I don’t eat much during the day…that may contribute to that feeling. Throw in kid problems, and other people’s drama and my head is about to explode!

A photo from basic training while on maneuvers.

The day before yesterday, I worked on the top of the coat closet where all the board games and school memorabilia is stored. More emotional material! Our service records were in that pile as well. So now I have three more tubs full of stuff to store. Like Jim (my realtor friend said, a room a day and before you know it, you’ll have accomplished so much!

The home inspection is Monday. Wish us luck on that!

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SoCS 8-20-22 #SoCS

Dave and I were up early this morning to get things ready for the open house.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “key.” Use it as a noun, a verb, or use it metaphorically. Have fun!

He had to mow while I finished up putting things away and cleaning even better. We were ready way ahead of time, so we went out and had breakfast. Jim arrived right behind the open house reps, so we had some time and took him out to see the new motor home.

Soon it was time to turn over the virtual keys and disappear for a while. We left the house in Jim’s capable hands along with his associates and wandered around for a while, finally ending up at Los Vicaros for some tasty frozen beverages and snacks.

Mi favorita 🤩 restaurante de mexicana

Jim sent us a message that was good news. A nice turnout and an interested party that would be a CASH buyer! That would be so exciting if it happened, but we shall see.

Patience is the 🔑 ☺️