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Act 1 Scene 1



I'm home.  I'm happy.  I'm harried...


We've finally finished unpacking the items we had in storage when we rented the house out in December.  Basically that involved emptying every closet, every bathroom cupboard and medicine cabinet, the pantry and every kitchen cabinet that contained food items, emptying both refrigerators and  removing all personal photos and  every office file and item.  We told renters we'd keep one side of the garage.  We packed everything we weren't taking to the RV into big plastic tubs and stored them on that side of the garage.  It's work to pack up and it's work to unpack it again at the end of three months.  Obviously the rental income makes it worthwhile to us.  I wouldn't have said that two days ago when we were in the throes of heavy unpacking, but today, after it's all over, I can say that.

We have such wonderful neighbors.  On Friday friends/neighbors hosted a welcome back cocktail party in our honor.  It was lovely.  We really feel honored and are grateful to know such fine people.  On Saturday another neighbor couple hosted a dinner and invited two other couples with whom we are friends.  After dinner we played a really fun game.  I have no idea what it's called but it involved teams trying to guess famous names.  It was hilarious.  We really are fortunate to live among such wonderful people.

Today we:

  • met with the insurance adjuster over at the RV site so he could assess the tornado damage we incurred last week
  • visited with RV friends briefly
  • drove over to an RV park we had heard about to see about storing the rv there and staying there while we rent the house out next winter.  It's really nice and we really liked it.  There's a waiting list for next year so we put our name down and will hope for the best
  • came home, grabbed a quick lunch
  • went off to COSTCO to fill prescriptions.  I forgot my prescriptions but consoled myself by buying a huge tub of two bite brownies
  • went to the RV dealer to make an appointment for June to have the tornado damage repaired
  • went to the post office to collect the last of the mail from our rented P.O. Box and turn in the box keys
  • tried to stop by the new salon where I was told my neighbor was now working so I could make an appointment to get a haircut.  It was closed.
  • came home and supervised husband while he planted a tree we bought yesterday.  A minor argument ensued because I asked him to turn the tree several times for the best aesthetic placement of the flowering branches.  One of us is accused of being a perfectionist as if that's a bad thing.  One of us said "bite me" to the other and stormed off into the house to gobble down four two bite brownies to assuage the hurt feelings engendered by some foreigner calling her names.  I'm not saying who did what.  You figure it out.  But I will say that the tree looks lovely and if one is going to do a job one should strive for perfection...I'm just sayin'....
  • made dinner in the manner of a perfectionist.  No complaints about that when it comes to how I cook.
  • walked the dog.  It was so windy she almost blew away.  Well, not really.  That's an exaggeration.  But it WAS and is still very windy here.

That's my life  today.  How's yours?  Leave me a note and let me know...


Reader Comments (2)

Fun post! If you ever want another place to publish let me know... I know people!

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDiane

It does make me smile when I read your news

April 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

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