so, so much

…going on.

The new baby, in the family, of course.  We got to go see them Friday night; had a nice visit but it wasn’t timed out well because only about 15 minutes in, and it was nursing time, then the hospital photographer came by for a photo shoot, so….not much time spent with them.

And I woke up this morning at 4 am, and couldn’t get back to sleep.  So much going on right now.  The contractors are gone, but the tub/shower reglazing guy comes at 10 am this morning.  He’ll do one today, one Wednesday.  Plus, we are in the ‘go through all our shit and decide what we really want/need to move, and what we can/should part with’ mode, for every closet, every drawer, every storage shelving unit in the garage.  It’s daunting.

Plus, mental lists (must make them physical lists soon to get them off the mental list) of all we need to do to prepare to move.  Realtor for the sale to pick, contact, set up initial meeting.  Things like our Home Warranty plan that we’ll need to notify to stop here and start there.  Movers, and perhaps storage companies, to research, contact, meet.  etc. etc. etc.  It was plenty to keep my mind spinning when I should’ve been sleeping.

So, I’ll tackle a few drawers/cabinets this morning.  I plan to do that in the mornings, and retirement relax in the afternoons.  (and I suspect a short nap might be my future this afternoon after only 5 hours sleep last night.)  PLUS, I need to get back in the habit of reading your blogs.  On my to-do list as well!  Hope you are all well!

22 thoughts on “so, so much

  1. betsy

    I almost lost it just having some one paint the rooms here. Geesh, I can’t imagine what I would be or even look like going through what you are right now. Stressful for sure. The worst for me though would be going thru stuff with all the junk I collect.

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    1. Silver Willow Post author

      Well, I purged clothes and kitchenware about 2-3 years ago, so it’s not too bad. It’s mostly papers, mementos, etc. Kind of nice to go through all of that. 🙂

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  2. Lynda

    Oh your brain does what mine does – I can’t cope with lots going on but yes, making lists really helps. If I think of something in the middle of the night sometimes I’ll write it down so I don’t have to hold on to that thought. Just think of life once you have moved and are all settled.

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    1. Silver Willow Post author

      yeah, I need to do that soon. I think my Martha Steward disc binder will be used for the last time for this move stuff. 🙂

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  3. Grace

    As pared down and as sparsely as we live I periodically go through closets and always find something that I don’t need/want/use anymore. So if you haven’t done that in a while who knows what you may find – maybe something fun you forgot had!

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  4. Marcia

    If you are going through a major downsizing you may want to check out the online auction service we used. Maxsold.com It made it easy to part with a lot of stuff. and make some money, too. I assume they are operating in CA.

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  5. Margaret whiteangel

    It is a massive job moving, cleaning out what you don’t need for the future..good luck with it all.

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  6. Ann Thompson

    It can get overwhelming sometimes with all the things we put on our to do lists. Blogging is tough to squeeze in

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  7. Jenn

    Hi S.W.! It’s my first time coming over to your new spot! Ugh, I couldn’t imagine having to go through all of our stuff, but I suppose one day I’ll have to. Maybe once the move is all over and you are settled in, you can really get into retirement (you do sound busy!). I know what you mean about mental lists. I have categories within my mental lists! -Jenn

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  8. DJan

    I am so glad I rarely suffer from insomnia and wake refreshed, even if I’ve been busy all night long in my dreams. I can only wish the same for you, SW. 🙂

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