Well, they came, they looked, they were angry, they left . . .
This is what happens when there is either poor communication or poor understanding. When all this kerfuffle began about the ceiling re-do, my understanding was that the team would work on the bedrooms first, then the other rooms. What I got last Tuesday was that we were to have had the rooms completely empty, which they were not. Apart from the antique table (oak, double-pedestal, heavy and large), the antique dresser with mirror and the looms, none of which could be put out on the balcony and all of which are awkward to move (and of course we want them not damaged), there was more than I’d anticipated of things still to be boxed up and moved out. It’s been a long, hard road. I had explained about the antiques and the looms when this all started, but I guess no-one was paying attention. So Mum was threatened with eviction again. When I asked ‘what do we do now?’, meaning can I move the plants out of the bathtub, bring in clothing and other essentials, etc., we got no answer. Still waiting. I’m picking up potting soil tomorrow morning, then we will re-pot on Saturday and maybe Sunday.
That’s not all the news, though. The storage units here have been sold, so the deal I’ve had for a lower price will end by December. So I’ve been very lucky; one of my sisters has offered to let me use a credit card she doesn’t need to pay for a shipping container, which her partner can get at a slight discount. I’ll be able to pay for the transportation of it as well. I have struck a deal with my friends Mr. and Mrs. Crafty. They won’t charge me to store the container on their property and I will give them the container once I am done with it; probably several years from now. Next summer I plan to move the rest of my things from B.C.; the storage fees can go into paying off the credit card and I will finally be able to sort and dispose of much of what I’ve collected over the years.
I will continue to store yarn at the Crafty residence in town here, as they won’t move to the property for about five years. So I hope to make a dent in it once this all settles down.
I’m pretty tired from the stress, lack of sleep, etc. I do my best not to worry, but some days I do feel overwhelmed. Last night I woke suddenly and was awake for over three hours, finally resorting to reading and then Sudoku on my phone to numb my active mind.
Today I spent at the Crafty home sorting out details and relaxing with some Bavarian crochet. Oh, and they took me to the craft store to buy more white skeins so I can complete the set; hopefully before Christmas. Tomorrow afternoon, we are going up to the property again, this time to make sure the site for the container is clear enough and to measure the radius required by the delivery truck. I think the container is about 40-odd feet long and 8 feet wide, but I will have exact measurements tomorrow.
So, no photos again, sorry. And no comments replied to, either. Sorry about that. I’ll catch up one day, though.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers, regardless of your situations. Energy always helps, I feel. I’ll be back with more update when possible. Big hugs from up north, where we are being blessed with unusual autumn weather (another reason for the rush to get the container situated). See you all soon. ~ Linne