Sunday, August 12, 2007


Ok, we aren’t moving, it just feels that way. The time draws close for Jeremy and his guys from Barker Homes to come to the house and install the hardwood floors. Even though I knew this, the realization that I have to remove EVERYTHING that is on the floor in the kitchen, dining room, living room, office and hall is totally overwhelming. I have dug in my heels and I am resisting big time. Why? Because we (I) have a lot of stuff, most of which is in the garage right now. I have a couple more days to move the rest of it.

I admit it, I tend to make piles of papers/stuff. I recognize this and have worked on decreasing the size and number of said piles around the house. I still have work to do. As I was moving something from the office my first inclination was to put it in the dining room, and then it dawned on me I would have to move it from there too. So instead of moving it twice, I found a place to put it with its friends from the office. It is safely stacked or piled or in a bag in the garage.

My biggest concern about this process is my computer. In addition to being tied to my email I am the editor of our church’s newsletter and it will need to be printed this coming Sunday or Monday. Usually I don’t have all the information until Friday and put the finishing touches on it on Saturday. My office will be packed in the garage until the floors are done and (a big and) we make the time to put everything back into the house. We will be busy on Saturday with Robin doing college prep stuff, so…

Ok, let it go….breathe…. relax your shoulders….it will all work out. This is my mantra for the week. As they say, “resistance is futile”.

Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.

Be Free,


Backofpack said...

You are more than welcome to come over here and check your email and work on the newsletter. You know we have two computers, plus Web's laptop and Eric's. We even have the housecleaners coming tomorrow, so it won't be too embarassing! Come on over!

Yesterday was fun - thanks for joining me!

wendy said...

I'm sure it will be so worth it when it's all done! And this gives you a good chance to get rid of the things you really don't need. ;-)

robtherunner said...

You can't take all that stuff with you, you know. The beauty of the floors will make all the moving worthwhile.