It was a productive day. We moved almost all of my things to the new house. There are some things still at his house because mine isn't ready for me to stay just yet. I'll move the rest in a few days, but for now, these are the things I need on a daily basis and need to be with me. And we picked up some items that I purchased some time back, an antique carved wood room divider with mirrors on one side, a couple small tables (one tile topped and the other painted, both in vivid Southwest colors), a cabinet that I am converting to a dry bar, and a stained glass sun catcher. I'll have to pick up one more piece from another store in a few days. It was exciting to actually bring the items home, at last.
We also got the hallway and 3/4 of the living room painted. We applied the Kilz and the first coat of paint. The room looks, already, much larger, and the hallway doesn't close in on you when you walk down it. Tomorrow we'll do the last wall and put on a second coat of paint.
Have you ever noticed that when you are doing a big job such as this, you and go and go but when you slow down, all the sudden you realize how stiff and sore you actually are? We talked about being tired, but not until we drove back to Allan's, did either of us go, "Grooooaaaaaan."
I've already taken a muscle relaxer, and I'll have another before I go to bed, with hopes that they will give me ability to rest tonight. Tomorrow will be another busy, busy day. I expect that by Monday, I may begin staying there. it will be good to stay home ... HOME.
Something happened today that proves that the Universe listens, even when we don't know we are talking or asking. I got a phone call from a friend who has been very helpful on several occasions. He offered to help in what ever way he could. I asked if he could help with the move, particularly the driving, and he thinks he can. He also mentioned that he is a qualified semi driver, and that if he can find a rental, we could move everything in one vehicle. I almost cried! I've been stewing about how I was going to manage a U-Haul truck pulling a trailer, my pickup loaded and possible a trailer behind me, too. This could be a great godsend.
I was also concerned because my #1 driver was having trouble getting time off work, and he was supposed to call me several days ago, and I still hadn't heard. About two hours after talking to the above person, #1 driver called saying that he isn't able to be off work until probably in April. And already, a substitute had been provided! Amazing. Absolutely amazing.
Once again, life is good. I'm happy. I wish I could share this joy with every one of you.