Saturday, October 05, 2013

It's Over

Or it has just begun, depending on what part I'm talking about. I still need to take the empty truck back, but I will do that on Monday for a lot of reasons. It is safe parked across the parking spots outside of the laundry room. There are only 3 of us on this end of the park here now, so it is ok.

The nice, clean, empty mobile home looks like it has been trashed by a band of deranged I don't know what. There are boxes, totes and stuff everywhere. Pathways only around or through the piles, some of which are taller than I am. I've been saying that it will take me a year to get through all of this stuff. I think I'm being too conservative with that estimate. It's ok, though, I have absolutely no desire to drive anywhere at all. I definitely have enough to keep me busy right here.

I've started slowly picking my way into boxes. The yellow box that I kept telling folks emphatically that it needed to be near the back of the load so I could get it early because it had my coffee pot in it? Turns out it had hiking gear. Stuff I wanted to get to for sure, but not the coffee pot. I made a bookmark when packing it in Honduras, but the bookmark got misfiled apparently. So, I then decided to see what it was that Customs was so interested in that they opened the box and then taped it back with their identifying tape (so I could know they got any contraband?). Turns out they were interested in my coffee maker, so all is good. I just need to wash it out and plug it in and I can make more than 6 oz of coffee at a time again.

My back hurts and I'm so wired I can't sleep and I'm too tired to actually make much progress on the sorting and such. Hopefully this will even out before I have to go back to work on Tuesday morning.


  1. If you get it all sorted out before returning to work then you're a better woman than I ever was! I've lived for years at a time with unpacked boxes. Good luck, and being able to make great coffee should help you stay sane at least.

  2. I am so glad you arrived safely home. Even if you can not sleep... lie down put on some soft music, pour yourself a glass of wine and force yourself to relax.

    As for the piles of boxes and totes...what is the rush? You have done without these things for months, a couple days or weeks are not going to make that much of a difference.

    Just think that for once in a long time you have everything that you own in one place. If you ask me that is enough of an accomplishment.

  3. A huge accomplishment, spanning many years and many moves. You are now primed to craft the next phase, all in good time. It has to feel good.